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New AV-Comparatives Report has Norton low down

The well known (and highly respected) AV-Comparatives report of anti-spam tools was released last month with Norton low down in the ratings.

Has Norton commented as to why nine rivals are much higher in ratings


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Re: New AV-Comparatives Report has Norton low down

Tests like this need to be taken with a grain of salt.  This is apparently the first AV-Comparatives test of consumer anti-spam products, and several products achieved slightly better filtering than did Norton.  Bear in mind that no product always achieves the highest scores, and the rankings can change dramatically from one test to another.  You also need to carefully read the notes accompanying these tests for disclosures of things that can affect the test results.  Rather than relying on the results of one test, users should look for products that consistently score highly in important security categories in many tests over time.  There are a handful of products that always seem to be among the top scorers generally, and Norton is one of those.  ESET, you might note, topped the list in this test, but does not do as well as other products on some of the other more security-focused tests. 


Re: New AV-Comparatives Report has Norton low down

That does not let me down:

Currently AV-Comparatives does not offer a subscription focused solely on these “whole product” or “real-world” types of tests.


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Re: New AV-Comparatives Report has Norton low down

Aside from this being AV-Comparatives first go around with anti-spam, I think the test should definitely be taken with a grain of salt. Even if in reality it was the worst, Norton Anti-Spam hasn't failed me yet; now this could be due to Exchange Online's filters or it may not.

Norton scores among the best of the best in AV tests and that's really what matters. Anti-Spam is usually handled at the server level which compares domains to things like SBLs, etc. so again - grain of salt type of test. I prefer my Exchange Servers catch the spam before it ever makes it to my inbox and so far the Exchange 2016 filters have never failed.

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