Why Third-Party Testing is Critical for Informed Customer Decisions

Bitdefender Enterprise

November 30, 2021

Why Third-Party Testing is Critical for Informed Customer Decisions

With 400+ new threats discovered each minute and 30 billion threat queries validated daily; it is fair to say that 2021 is a banner year for cybercrime.  While some cybercriminals engage in high-profile attacks that are planned for months; other are more opportunistic and go after easy targets.  

Now more than ever, to stay ahead of attackers, organizations need a security solution with proven capabilities to protect against these threats. But choosing a security solution is one of the most challenging decision that organizations face today. Increased threat sophistication, time, and resource constraints don’t make the job any easier.  

This is where third-party testing comes in by: 

  • providing insights into emerging requirements 
  • eliminating doubt and instilling trust through validation of results 
  • helping organizations identify potential security solutions that meet their needs and requirements. 

Third-party testing results


We’re excited to share that Bitdefender GravityZone scored 100% in the Business Real-World Protection Test, according to the recently released Business Test Fact Sheet August-September 2021 from AV-Comparatives. This test evaluated 19 enterprise products and their „real-world” protection capabilities with default settings (incl. on-execution protection features) in 375 test cases (such as malicious URLs) over a two-month period.  

Additionally, AV-Comparatives also performed a Malware Protection Test to assess a security program’s ability to protect a system against infection by malicious files before, during or after execution. This test checks whether any products falsely identify legitimate software as harmful (zero false alarms on common business software). Bitdefender GravityZone scored a 99.9% malware protection rate with zero false alarms on common business software in this test, confirming its ability to significantly lower risk without causing business disruption or costly downtime. 

To find out more about AV-Comparatives and our recent test results, check out the complete Business Security Test August-September 2021 – Factsheet. 


We are also proud to have received the highest possible score in the latest AV-TEST of Endpoint Protection Solutions vs. Ransomware . This latest Advanced Threat Protection test evaluated 14 endpoint protection platforms (EPP) in terms of their performance against new, still unknown attack scenarios with ransomware, as they are normally carried out by hacker groups.

Unfortunately, many such attacks have been successful in real world environments, as evidenced by the ongoing media reports and the need for free universal decryptors. Each product tested was required to solve 10 test cases, for which up to 34 points can be earned. The lab at AV-TEST simulated ransomware attacks against our unified prevention, detection and response platform, GravityZone Ultra ,which received the maximum point score for detecting all 10 ransomware attacks.

Additional accolades

In addition to the AV-Comparatives and AV-TEST evaluations, Bitdefender has received several recent accolades from other third-party testing companies and leading analysts. These accolades further affirm our commitment to deliver the industry’s best threat prevention and visibility into how our solutions perform in real-world testing scenarios.

How to become cyber resilient

In a hyperconnected world where cybercrime is a 24x7 job and organizations face unpredictable risk, Bitdefender helps businesses become more resilient. But don’t just take our word for it. See for yourself.  

Get a free trial of Bitdefender GravityZone and GravityZone Ultra to experience our proven advanced threats protection.


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Bitdefender Enterprise

Bitdefender is a global security technology company that delivers solutions in more than 100 countries through a network of value-added alliances, distributors and reseller partners. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a leading security provider in virtualization and cloud technologies. Through R&D, alliances and partnership teams, Bitdefender has elevated the highest standards of security excellence in both its number-one-ranked technology and its strategic alliances with the world’s leading virtualization and cloud technology providers.

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