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Kudos0

Antivirus Engine Independent Certification

Hi All

I am thinking of buying Norton to protect my home devices (windows,mac,android,iPhone) and whilst checking ICSA labs I couldn't find any consumer product being verified: https://www.icsalabs.com/vendor/symantec

Would you please be able to advise if norton (latest engine/product) is certified by ICSA Labs?

Thanks

Antonis

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Kudos0

Re: Antivirus Engine Independent Certification

Norton's developers aren't huge fans of simple, static malware detection tests. They don't believe these tests are relevant in a world where new malware variants appear every second, and where malware detection criteria include things like the site a sample came from. Symantec doesn't participate in testing with Virus Bulletin or ICSA Labs. West Coast Labs does certify Symantec's technology for virus detection and removal...

London-based Dennis Technology Labs puts antivirus products through a test that simulates real-world conditions as closely as possible. The researchers capture real-world malicious websites, and subject each antivirus to the same attack using a Web replay tool. Norton earned AAA rating on this test, the top rating...

 http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2469519,00.asp

Kudos0

Re: Antivirus Engine Independent Certification

Thanks SendofJive I assume the same holds true for the enterprise version as well?
Kudos0

Re: Antivirus Engine Independent Certification

Not necessarily.  Enterprise products and consumer products are quite different in certain ways.  You could ask about SEP on the Symantec forums here:

http://www.symantec.com/connect/security/forums/endpoint-protection-anti...

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