VB Testing

Virus Bulletin's testing and certification services

Virus Bulletin is a world-renowned independent testing and certification body, active in testing, reviewing and benchmarking security solutions for over 20 years. Our regular public comparatives cover anti-malware protections of all types as well as enterprise-level anti-spam solutions. Our team of expert testers and our testing frameworks are available for a wide range of private testing and consultancy work.


The VB100 certification scheme has been in operation since 1998, providing in-depth reports covering a wide range of factors influencing the selection of an endpoint security solution.

The VB100 certification itself is designed to provide a stamp of quality and competence, and is supplemented in each bi-monthly comparative report with additional data on detection rates, performance impact and stability.

Latest Report

The latest VB100 comparative test report

VB100 Test Schedule

The schedule for upcoming VB100 tests and reports

VB100 Methodology

Methodology for the VB100 certification test.

VB100 Test Archive

Details of all previous VB100 comparatives


The VBSpam certification is a world-leading test of enterprise spam-filtering solutions, putting the leading solutions on the market to the test against the latest waves of spam campaigns.

Tested in real time against live feeds of current spam, newsletters and legitimate email, the VBSpam comparative reports provide a unique insight into the performance of the world's leading spam-filtering technologies.

Latest Report

The latest VBSpam comparative test report

VBSpam Test Schedule

The schedule for upcoming VBSpam test reports

VBSpam Methodology

How the VBSpam comparative tests are carried out

VBSpam Test Archive

Details of all previous VBSpam comparatives


The VBWeb certification scheme measures the effectiveness of gateway web filtering technologies, testing how well they block access to dangerous sites and pages without preventing workers from reaching useful resources online.

Our VBWeb test system challenges enterprise web filters to spot the latest online threats, from drive-by downloads to phishing scams, so you can pick the best solution for your business.

Latest Report

The latest VBWeb comparative test report

VBWeb Test Schedule

The schedule for upcoming VBWeb test reports

VBWeb Methodology

The rules of the VBWeb comparative test

VBWeb Test Archive

Archive of VBWeb test reports.

Consultancy Services

Virus Bulletin's expert testing services are available for a range of consultancy work, including performance analysis of new solutions, private comparatives and product evaluations to help businesses select the best products for their needs. Find out more...


AMTSO Member


Virus Bullletin is a member of the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO), having joined the organization at its foundation in 2008. We routinely consult and refer to AMTSO best practices and guidelines when designing and updating our testing processes and methodologies.