NSS Labs Annual Advanced Endpoint Protection Test Report

On April 17th, 2018, NSS Labs published its annual Advanced Endpoint Protection Test Report and Security Value Mapping (SVM)™, concluding a process that demonstrated how difficult testing 20+ anti-malware solutions can be.

During the 2018 NSS Labs AEP Test, NSS Labs encountered a CylanceOPTICS™ bug which impacted the CylanceOPTICS behavioral engine. This issue was immediately recognized and addressed within 12 hours and does not impact CylanceOPTICS customers.

Recognizing that the bug had prejudiced Cylance’s initial performance and overall placement in test, NSS worked closely with our team to rectify the issue and commenced with retesting of CylancePROTECT® plus CylanceOPTICS.

In the original test, Cylance obtained a Security Effectiveness score of 92.1%. In the retest, Cylance achieved Security Effectiveness rating of 99.1% average across all attack variants. The results of this second public test would have elevated Cylance significantly in the NSS SVM; however, the SVM is published as tested. While this bug was unfortunate, the validation of the fixes demonstrates once again the effectiveness of the Cylance solution when compared with all others examined in the NSS AEP Test.

Cylance applauds NSS Labs dedication to their testing methodologies and evaluation of products on a level playing field, and look forward to working with them and other members of the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) to ensure testing standards are of the highest order and provide consumers with the most relevant data on anti-malware efficacy.

These results of the NSS Labs testing demonstrate that Cylance consistently prevented the execution of malicious code delivered by a range of techniques commonly employed by attackers, the results of which are as follows:

The SVM graphs below shows that Cylance is strongly positioned and significantly improved Cylance position in the upper-right quadrant in this follow-on test. The new Cylance positioning confirms Cylance as one of the highest rated for security effectiveness and a low total cost of ownership (TCO). 

For further validation of CylancePROTECT we also invite you to read the Cylance vs. Future Threats Report from SE Labs.

The report serves as third-party confirmation that AI based CylancePROTECT protects endpoints from malware — both known and unknown — making it an exceptionally effective and futureproof solution to protect your company’s assets.