CounterTack Platform Achieves Outstanding Results in ICSA Labs Advanced Threat Defense Certification Testing

Posted by GoSecure   |   October 30, 2018

Independent ICSA Labs Test with Accuracy Score of 98.46% based on Platform’s Behavior-Only Detection vs Accuracy of 44.8% for File-based AV and Threat Feeds

October 30, 2018 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Waltham, MACounterTack+GoSecure successfully completed Advanced Threat Defense testing by ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon. The results far surpassed detection thresholds required to attain ICSA Labs advanced threat defense certification as well as comparative results from AV detection on VirusTotal and from threat feeds. What is even more noteworthy is that the CounterTack’s Platform was able to achieve these results with just the Behavioral Detection capability, while many other solutions apply a multi-stack or multi-component approach that typically results in a more expensive offering. The full report can be viewed at the ICSA Labs website via this link.

The CounterTack Predictive Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) achieved an accuracy score of 98.46% with a false positive rate of 1.9%. The ICSA Labs test regimen was based on a mix of new and little-known malicious threats – i.e., recently harvested threats not detected by traditional security products. The test process periodically injected innocuous applications and activities.

“CounterTack met all test criteria during the recently completed test cycle and did remarkably well against more than 1150 test runs with malware detection effectiveness results easily exceeding the 75% threshold,” said Jack Walsh, ICSA Labs security programs manager. “With this report, CounterTack’s advanced threat defense solution passed to attain ICSA Labs Advanced Threat Defense Certification.”

While this test was conducted with just it’s behavioral analysis component, the CounterTack Platform also provides multi-vector dynamic and static analysis with interpretable results, showing reasons why a particular malware or suspicious activity is bad. This improves SOC analysts’ responsiveness and accelerates triage and incident response. The CounterTack Platform stands alone as a scalable, on-premise or cloud solution driving large scale deployments at global customers and MDR partners.

“CounterTack’s years of investment in our detection, response and protection IP is paying off, as is evident by these ICSA Labs advanced threat defense testing results as well as our important technical wins in customer bake-offs against our competitors,” said Mike Davis, CTO of CounterTack+GoSecure. “We are confident that enabling additional capabilities like real-time in-memory analysis, static file analysis and machine learning based file and behavior detection will improve the already fantastic results we achieved for the ICSA Labs Certification.”

About CounterTack+GoSecure

CounterTack+GoSecure is the leading provider of Predictive Endpoint Detection and Response, NextGen Antivirus and Insider Threat Detection, which meets Gartner’s updated definition for Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) for the enterprise. The Platform delivers multi-vector detection, prevention, and response by applying a unique combination of behavioral analysis, memory forensics, machine learning, and reputational techniques to counter the most advanced threats. Powered by the Platform, CounterTack+GoSecure also offers a full-spectrum of managed cybersecurity services, integrating EDR, SIEM, NextGen firewalls, IPS, vulnerability assessment and patch management. Our Advanced Response Centre (ARC) provides Threat Hunting, Active Threat Mitigation and Incident Response services. With focus on innovation quality, integrity and respect, CounterTack+GoSecure has become the trusted provider of cybersecurity product and services to organizations of all sizes, across all industries globally. CounterTack+GoSecure is empowering security teams with the tools, information, and services they require to prevent and neutralize threats across the entire threat spectrum before they damage the business.

To learn more, please visit: or follow us on Twitter at @CounterTack

Media Contact:
Greg Tompkins


For Media Inquiries

Please email

View Press Releases from Previous Years:

2018 Press Releases

2017 Press Releases