The Value of Independent Testing
Next week will mark the official release of Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud – an innovative cyber protection product that delivers unprecedented integration of backup with full-stack next-generation anti-malware protection and comprehensive endpoint and remote work management tools. In advance of the launch, we were keen to see how this unique endpoint protection software with backup built in deals with today’s sophisticated cyberthreats.
We evaluated it in-house, of course, but we knew getting an independent, third-party opinion would be even more important. Enter AV-TEST, the respected German security institute known for putting anti-malware solutions through their paces and posting their updated results on their website every two months.
In the case of Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud, we’re happy to report the results of independent testing were tremendous.
Perfect Detection Rate, No False Alarms
In March 2020, AV-Test ran a pre-release version of Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud against their usual testing routine for anti-virus business solutions, which looks at protection, performance, and usability. In the case of our solution specifically, AV-TEST examined the effectiveness of protection against the most prevalent malware strains, as well as the number of false reactions – where clean files are marked as malware or malicious marked as clean.
The test was carried out on Windows 10 Professional (English), (64-Bit). For the prevalent malware portion of the evaluation, AV-TEST tested both the static and dynamic detection rates of Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud. A set of 6,932 malicious Windows executable (PE) files was used to carry out this test. The files were first scanned with the on-demand scanner and then any files not detected during that scan were executed on a Windows machine to determine the dynamic detection rate.
Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud scored perfectly with a verified 100% detection rate.
Next, the false-positive test was conducted with the on-demand scan. That scan contained about 180,000 files from benign third-party Windows applications.
Again, Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud delivered a perfect result, causing zero false positives.
To read more about the results, you can view AV-TEST’s brief report here.
Powered by Integrated Cyber Protection
While these excellent malware detection results represent a phenomenal accomplishment in and of themselves, the real value of Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud is found in its deep integration of data protection and cybersecurity technologies – and its ability to go beyond straight backup and disaster recovery software for SLED to ensure endpoints are fully protected, anywhere and anytime.
Here at Acronis SCS, we recognize that even when using a solution backed by these test results, it is impossible for an organization to achieve 100% security at every moment in time. That means it is also critical to provide the best possible business continuity capabilities to our customers across the US public sector – so if a threat does slip through, your organization can restore affected data, applications, and systems quickly and effectively.
Only Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud successfully executes this approach. With one agent, our solution delivers unique integration scenarios that minimize recovery times while providing your IT team with additional insight into the cyber threats targeting your organization. Continuous data protection (CDP) backs up files of specific configurable extensions automatically every time the file is saved – so even if an attack gets through, you can always recover the absolute latest copy of your data. And if a malware infection somehow makes its way into a backup file, Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud can scan the backup and remove the threat, ensuring your restore is malware-free.
To learn about the other exciting integration scenarios and capabilities of Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud or to request a demo, contact us today.