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AV Comparatives

Overview, Goals, and Scope


The AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Test is currently one of the most comprehensive and complex tests available, using a relatively large number of test cases. AV-Comparatives runs this test under updated Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit with up-to-date third-party software (such as Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Java, etc.). Due to this, finding in-the-field working exploits and running malware is much more challenging than with a non-up-to-date system with unpatched/vulnerable third-party applications. AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Tests validate Fortinet’s real-time endpoint threat protection abilities.


The goal of this test is to see how Fortinet’s approach to protecting the endpoint holds up against the AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Test. This allows Fortinet to see the protection and false-positive rate of the solution set in their tests.


  • Business security
  • Anti-phishing


  • FortiClient
  • FortiSandbox
  • FortiEDR
  • Windows
  • MacOS

Key Principles

Security Effectiveness 

99.8% malware protection rate.

Low False Positives

Zero false positives on common business software.

Fast Performance

Fortinet scored a 97.9 on the PC Mark scoring methodology for system performance.

Download Reports and Test Results

Report /Test Result


Fortinet’s AV Comparatives Results

FortiClient with FortiSandbox and FortiEDR

Business Security Report – August – November 2020

FortiClient with EMS, FortiSandbox, and FortiEDR

Real-World Protection Test Enterprise March-April 2020 – Test result Fact Sheet

FortiClient with FortiSandbox and FortiEDR