Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection vs. Seven Competitors (Feb. 2014)

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  1. malexous

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  2. IBK

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    What would happen if e.g. Trend Micro would select the metrics to include (e.g. CPU while scanning, etc.) and the products to test against?
    It would be preferable if all relevant performance metrics done by Passmark would be included in each report.
     
  3. m0use0ver

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    Moot point..this is tucked away down the bottom of the report.

    IBK

    In an open honest world all financial relationships between testing outfit(s) and vendor(s) should be declared at the start of any test report before any results are available.

    Financial relationships of note being such as subscribers, service contract holders or commissioned tests etc

    Would be funny to see a league table of financial transactions between Testing outfits and AV vendors as much as any test data itself from their testing.

    As always from the beginning there is a symbiotic dependency between vendors and testers.

    Testers need Vendors to pay them and the vendors need data to present for marketing purposes.

    Admittedly in a few quarters the testing has become a bit more relevant over the years but as any expert in the industry knows any data gathered from tests on any given day with any given variable really have limited bearing on a products performance capabilities under everyday scenarios.

    Its purely for marketing purposes because the masses demand to know what is best and they are ignorant enough to believe the "paid" for data presented by testing outfits as guide price.
     
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  4. DoctorPC

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    In otherwords, this report is a marketing tool paid for by Webroot.

    Nothing to see here, let's move along.
     
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    Well try for yourself I would say (on wife's laptop WSA came out best)
     
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    Passmark is paid by every vendor to run these reports (just as virtually every testing lab is paid). We picked the products representative of the competition within the market. We do have some customization available for what reports we want to run, but we include pretty much everything Passmark offers that our customers have asked for (i.e. we dropped the "UI open speed" because the UI isn't used locally, so it was a waste of money to run the test).

    The results would be consistent regardless of which vendor sponsored the test. Based on the chart for "Benchmark 5", we use 1% more CPU than Trend, which would be the same if Trend, Symantec, or Webroot sponsored the test.

    Here's a perfect example: http://www.passmark.com/ftp/totalprotectionsuites-apr2012.pdf

    That's a Passmark report funded by Symantec in 2012 and we still scored at the top.
     
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