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MITRE ATT&CK Evaluation demonstrates excellence of Bitdefender‘s EDR capabilities

April 24, 2020 By BlueAlly

BUCHAREST, Romania (April 24, 2020)–Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity company protecting over 500 million systems worldwide, has excelled in its first MITRE ATT&CK® Evaluation, proving once again the company’s prowess in extending organizations’ coverage well beyond the endpoint and across the entire kill chain.

ATT&CK challenged Bitdefender against 19 emulated attack phases of APT 29, or Cozy Bear, one of the world’s stealthiest state-sponsored advanced persistent threat groups. The evaluation tests a vendor’s ability to detect attacker activity across the full spectrum of sophisticated attacks, from initial breach all the way through lateral movement, persistence and exfiltration.

ATT&CK Evaluation results show Bitdefender achieved maximum coverage in the entire attack chain, across techniques, tactics and general detection -- the most relevant categories for mid-sized organizations and MSPs looking for the most accurate processed EDR data, not just telemetry.

Bitdefender also outperformed at detailing specific attack techniques and providing notifications for each step in the attack framework chain, from the initial breach to leveraging persistence. The results demonstrate Bitdefender’s value to organizations with limited security expertise to search through historical data, which depend on intuitive s and sufficient attack technique details to reduce time to detection and increase visibility into advanced attacks.

In the ATT&CK Evaluation, Bitdefender also:

  • Provided the highest number of notifications for all techniques used in the APT29 attack, proving its complete coverage of each step in the attack framework
  • Excelled in identifying the actual attack techniques (not just a generic detection), detailing a more specific attack technique than any other vendor.

“Independent evaluation of a vendor’s offering is undisputedly the best way to judge its effectiveness, and the great success of our first participation in MITRE ATT&CK testing comes on top of a long unbroken string of accolades from independent testing,” said Dragos Gavrilut, Director, Cyber Threat Intelligence Lab at Bitdefender. “All the most authoritative and trustworthy names in the business have given testimony to the excellence of Bitdefender, and the latest test is just another confirmation of the strength of our EDR offering.”

Other recent Bitdefender victories that demonstrate Bitdefender’s prevention, detection and response capabilities against advanced attacks:

  • Last month, Bitdefender was named a “strong performer” in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Detection And Response, Q1 2020 report based on its current offering, strategy and market presence. In its vendor profile, Forrester states: “Bitdefender is the biggest EDR vendor you haven’t considered but should have.”
  • The month before that, Bitdefender was named an “A+ Recommended Vendor” by Austin, Texas-based NSS Labs, a trusted source of independent cybersecurity testing
  • In February, Bitdefender won the “Best Protection for Corporate Users” award from AV-TEST which, according to the leading independent testing firm, “proves that it is documented as being the best the market currently has to offer in the fight against cyber attacks.”
  • Bitdefender also scored 100% in AV-Comparatives’ inaugural trials for Enhanced Real-World Protection after the company’s technology was challenged by 15 different attacks, including targeted attacks, exploits and fileless threats, and beat every one.

The ATT&CK results are the latest major achievements in a series of accolades that demonstrate Bitdefender’s commitment to providing medium-sized business the best-in-class EDR solution to match their strict security and operational requirements.