Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Sophos and Symantec are unrivaled in business protection
Summary of April AV-Test tests brings several surprises. In the latest report, the products of Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Sophos and Symantec obtained the highest TOP-PRODUCT distinction. Literally, F-Secure, G Data and a new player on the Polish cybersecurity market, Seqrite Endpoint Security, have been scarred by a special certificate.
For people who do not follow the tests on an ongoing basis, we must remind you that with the beginning of 2016 AV-Test slightly changed the methodology, for the first time since 2013. The changes concern the special "AV-Test TOP-PRODUCT" certificate and the test hardware platform performance. Now, if the anti-virus will get at least 17.5 points out of 18 in six tests (6 for protection, 6 for performance and 6 for usability), then the following grant will be awarded.
Before 2013, the program needed to get at least 15 points to get a certificate confirming its effectiveness. At that time, every antivirus vendor was required to work harder for detection, performance and usability. Currently, to get a certificate, the product must only get 10 points. In addition, an antivirus that achieves such a weak overall result, but its protection will be significantly weaker than other providers' programs, then the "validity / prestige" of the certificate will have the same meaning. We can accurately visualize the results of the programs, which obtained notably good results, but the certificate was still granted to them.
The new "AV-Test TOP-PRODUCT" award is a return to the roots and to the times when only the best programs got confirmation of their effectiveness.
Security solutions that have achieved the highest AV-Test TOP-PRODUCT distinction:
|Bitdefender Endpoint Security 6.2||6/6||6/6||5.5 / 6||17.5 / 18|
|Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10.2 & 10.3||6/6||6/6||6/6||18/18|
|Kaspersky Small Office Security 5||6/6||6/6||6/6||18/18|
|Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.7||6/6||6/6||5.5 / 6||17.5 / 18|
|Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.0||6/6||6/6||5.5 / 6||17.5 / 18|
|Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud 22.8 & 22.9||6/6||6/6||5.5 / 6||17.5 / 18|
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