AV-Test certifies Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud a Top Product for Windows security

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Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud with Advanced Security + EDR joined regular public certification by AV-Test in the Windows corporate security products category and was certified as the Top Product after the January – February round.

Similar to the macOS test, in which Acronis Cyber Protect recently received the best product of 2023 award, Windows certification tests follow the same evaluation criteria: protection, performance and usability are evaluated with a maximum score of 6.0 per each. Protection reflects protection against malware and other attacks. Performance demonstrates the influence of tested products on the speed of the test systems. And usability indicates false alarms and possible slowdowns while using the internet. The tests did not evaluate the EDR / XDR functionality of the products.

Great test results for Acronis

Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud with Advanced Security + EDR scored 5.5 for protection and 6 for both performance and usability. The requirements to achieve such scores are high; for example, below is the required detection rate in the protection category. As you can see, to score a maximum of 6 points, the product must show a near-perfect detection rate, which is difficult to achieve in real life where threats are constantly evolving.

        Prevalent malware
     Real world (Zero day)

Up against 278 zero-day malware attacks, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud achieved an exceptional 99.8% detection rate, inclusive of web and email threats in real-world testing, and received a 5.5 in the protection category. The 99.8% detection rate is the average detection rate for two months; for example, in February, the detection rate was 100%. No product achieves a continuous 100% detection rate, and test results of other products confirm this. However, what is crucial is the consistency of the detection rate; if the detection rate of a product drops from 99% or 100% to 90% or even 95%, the threat detection is inconsistent. For detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last four weeks (the AV-TEST reference set), Acronis demonstrated a stable 100% detection rate of 15,362 samples.

As previously reported, Acronis is focused on minimizing the number of false positives that can distract administrators and lead to hours of wasted time and lost money. In this AV-Test evaluation, Acronis Advanced Security + EDR produced zero false positives over a span of two months, with the exception of one miss in January: a false detection of legitimate software classified as malware during a system scan of 1,277,682 apps. Keeping in mind the significant number of scanned apps and only one false positive, this is a great result that produced a maximum score for usability.  

Acronis heavily invested in improving product performance at the end of 2023, and the result of our efforts have been validated by AV Test: Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud received six out of a possible six points on performance tests.  

With flawless performance and usability, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud delivers top-level protection from unknown and known malware and other threats. Designed for MSPs, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud provides integrated cybersecurity, backup, disaster recovery, management and automation — in a single platform designed for MSPs.

Alexander Ivanyuk
Senior Director, Technology
Alexander joined Acronis in 2016 as Global Director, Product and Technology Positioning. At this role Alexander is directly involved into all product launches in terms of messaging, go-to-market strategy and overall positioning including partner relations.

About Acronis

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 15 offices worldwide and employees in 50+ countries. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.