SE Labs Tests Endpoint Detection and Response Products for Real-World Hacking Attacks

SE Labs conducted tests on various Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) products to evaluate their effectiveness against real-world hacking attacks [2] [3] [4]. These tests aimed to simulate the methods used by criminals and other attackers to compromise systems and infiltrate target networks [2].


The products were assessed on their ability to detect targeted attacks, track malicious activities [1], and handle legitimate files alongside potential threats [1]. CrowdStrike Falcon [1], Kaspersky EDR Expert [1], and Symantec Endpoint Security Complete achieved perfect scores for detection accuracy and effective response [1]. All tested products demonstrated the ability to detect parts of each attack and track subsequent malicious activities [1].

SE Labs designed their tests based on the behavior of cyber criminals [3], ensuring the realism and relevance of the assessments [3]. The testing process involved following each step of an attack to gain a comprehensive understanding of the capabilities of EDR security products [3]. The Enterprise Advanced Security tests conducted by SE Labs are aligned with the MITRE ATT&CK framework [3], which provides a detailed breakdown of each attack [3]. This approach offers two main advantages: realistic testing methodologies and familiarity with the representation of cyber attacks [3].


The results of these tests provide valuable insights into the effectiveness of EDR products in detecting and responding to real-world hacking attacks. The perfect scores achieved by CrowdStrike Falcon, Kaspersky EDR Expert [1], and Symantec Endpoint Security Complete highlight their strong performance in detection accuracy and effective response [1]. By aligning their tests with the MITRE ATT&CK framework, SE Labs ensures the realism and relevance of their assessments [3]. This comprehensive testing process helps organizations make informed decisions about their cybersecurity strategies and choose the most effective EDR products to protect their systems and networks. For more information and access to the full report [1], visit the SE Labs website [1]. The details of each attack and the testing methodology can be found in Appendix A: Threat Intelligence [4], starting on page 16 [4].




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