Authors: Rabin Bhattarai, Thomas Skybakmoen and Vikram Phatak

Publish Date: June 16, 2020

Comparative Ratings Summary

Subscribers can now view the entire AEP 4.0 test in one document. In addition to the overall rating score, ratings are provided for Management, False Positives, Overall Block Rate, Email Malware, HTTP Malware, Drive-By Exploits, Social Exploits, Handcrafted (Targeted) Attacks and Resistance to Evasions. The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is included.

Ratings range from AAA – D. A product rated ‘AAA’ has the highest rating assigned by NSS Labs. The product’s capacity to meet its commitments to consumers is extremely strong. A product rated ‘D’ is actively being breached by known threats and is unable to protect consumers.

A product rating is a forecast, an educated opinion about a product’s capacity to meet its obligations to consumers over time. Product ratings inform consumers—enhancing transparency and enabling them to focus on considerations that are most critical to their organizations.