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Barkly News
Maya Pattison
Dec 2017

Barkly Validated for Antivirus Replacement by AV-TEST

Top marks prove AV-replacement efficacy with zero impact to performance.

We are proud to announce that comprehensive testing completed by independent research firm AV-TEST confirms Barkly allows companies to replace their antivirus solutions with zero impact to performance. 

This comes at a time when, according to a recent Ponemon Institute report, four out of five organizations either replaced or augmented their existing antivirus solution in the past 12 months. With 54% of businesses acknowledging they had been compromised in 2017 it's understandable why many are actively looking to invest in new technologies.

"With this technical validation, Barkly customers and prospective customers can confidently replace their AV solutions with the knowledge that Barkly will keep their endpoints safe from the evolving threat landscape."

— Mike Duffy, CEO of Barkly

The protection test was carried out in November 2017 utilizing Barkly version 2.7.2 and consisted of:

  • Protection against zero-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and email threats (Real-World Testing).  
  • Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last four weeks (the AV-Test reference set).

According to AV-TEST performance testing “revealed that Barkly has no noticeable impact on the system performance.”

"We have always believed businesses should not have to choose between strong protection and a positive user experience," Duffy says. "Providing no impact on system performance is part of delivering on our promise to offer both the strongest protection and the best experience."

The AV-TEST Institute is an independent research institute that provides comparative tests and reviews for antivirus software, antimalware tools, and security software for Windows, Mac and Android.

Maya Pattison

Maya Pattison

Maya is the Director of PR at Barkly. She has a strong background in media relations, crisis communication and media training. When not at the office, Maya expresses her creativity through digital photography and abstract painting.

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