You tell me. We had a very close finish in this round of testing. NSS tested six leading consumer endpoint protection (EPP) products against Microsoft Security Essentials and also against each other in order to determine which EPP product offers superior protection against socially engineered malware (SEM). 87,160 test runs later, we observed some interesting results.
Different products excelled in different areas. The combined block rate is arguably the most important statistic, but the products scored too close together in this area to decide. No, you’ll have to dig a bit deeper into the test results to find out which products excelled in the different categories. I’m an analyst; I know the answers, but what fun would it be for me if I just gave them away?
You decide what is most important after the combined total block rate:
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