Emsisoft Business Security awarded ‘Excellent’ badge in January 2023 tests by AVLab

AVLab Jan 2023

In January 2023, we took part in a series of tests designed to measure the detection capabilities of various endpoint security products. The tests were conducted by AVLab, an independent organization that specializes in testing and reviewing security solutions.

The results are in and we’re proud to announce that Emsisoft Business Security was once again awarded the ‘Excellent’ badge!

Testing methodology

To conduct the “Advanced-in-the-Wild Malware Test,” each security solution was installed on a virtual machine running Windows 10 Pro. The test environment contained a variety of applications found in a typical business setting, such as an office suite, document browser, email client and so on. The security solutions were updated before each test and allowed Internet access throughout the testing process.

The antivirus products were then exposed to 447 malware samples captured from the AVLab honeypot network and verified to be malicious, as well as other public malware feeds such as the MWDB project and Malware Bazaar. Researchers analyzed the results to determine not only if the security products could stop the malware, but also when in the infection chain they would intervene (pre-launch or post-launch).

Badges were awarded according to the detection capabilities of the product:


We’re delighted to report that Emsisoft Business Security excelled in the tough testing conditions, successfully detecting 100 percent of the 477 malicious samples. For context, the average detection rate across all of the tested security products was just 93%.

Thanks to these strong results, Emsisoft Business Security was awarded the ‘Excellent’ badge!

AVLab Cybersecurity Foundation - January 2023 results (Emsisoft)

AVLab Cybersecurity Foundation – January 2023 results (Emsisoft)

Click here to see the full report, or click here to check out some of the other awards we’ve won in the past.

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About AVLab

AVLab is an independent organization that specializes in testing and reviewing security solutions. The group regularly releases reports that offer valuable insight into the effectiveness of various security products. Software that receives a good recommendation from AVLab can generally be trusted to provide a high level of protection.

Senan Conrad

Senan Conrad

Senan specializes in giving readers insight into the constantly and rapidly changing world of cybersecurity. When he’s not tapping away at his keyboard, he enjoys drinking a good coffee or tinkering in his workshop.

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