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18th February 2014

30 Security Apps for Android Take On 2200 Pieces of Malware

30 current security apps for Android recently had to fend off 2200 pieces of the latest malware in...

5th February 2014

25 Internet Security Suites Are Put to the Test Using Windows 8.1

According to Microsoft, Windows 8.1 is already equipped with good tools for increased protection...

4th February 2014

The Protection Provided by Security Solutions for the Office Workplace on Windows 8 Systems

Which option provides better protection for your company PC: the protection solution from Microsoft...

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A Strong Partner for Central Germany

A multitude of cooperations with scientific research institutions and industry associations that have been in place for many years make AV-TEST a strong pillar in the business region of Central Germany.

The Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg

As well as supervising scientific final-year theses and offering course-related internships, AV-TEST has also been working in cooperation with the Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg (Faculty of Computer Science) on a variety of research projects for many years.


AV-TEST is a member of BITKOM the Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media – the largest network for communication and new media industry. It focuses on the optimization of political and economical conditions for the ITC-Business, the dialogue between specialized- and leading personnel and the consolidation of German economy.

The German Cyber Security Alliance

The German Cyber Security Alliance is an initiative launched by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in cooperation with the German Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM).  As an amalgamation of all important actors in the field of cyber security in Germany, the Alliance aims to increase cyber security and to strengthen Germany's ability as a business location to resist cyber attacks. AV-TEST GmbH is actively involved in the German Cyber Security Alliance as one of its partners.

Cluster Informationstechnologie Mitteldeutschland e. V.”

AV-Test has been a member of  “Cluster IT Mitteldeutschland e.V.” (‘Central German Information Technology Cluster Group'), an industry-specific network aiming to establish cooperations, since November 2010. In cooperation with research institutions and universities, the members of this cluster group work to support the economy in the German Lands of Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony and Thuringia.

Stralsund University of Applied Sciences | The Steinbeis Transfer Centre

The Steinbeis Transfer Centre for the “Planning and Evaluation of Networks" is a recognised European institution for measuring and inspecting real-time-capable high-speed networks at the Stralsund University of Applied Sciences, Germany.In cooperation with Prof. Dr Bernhard Stütz from the Steinbeis Transfer Centre, AV-TEST regularly carries out research projects and executes test procedures in the field of security appliances. In doing so, the AV-TEST Institute makes use of the universal possibilities of simulated test environments that form the focus of the work carried out by the Steinbeis Transfer Centre.

TÜV Saarland Group / tekit Consult Bonn GmbH

(Technical Inspection Association)

AV-TEST works in cooperation with these two organisations with regard to the implementation of a variety of certification procedures in the field of information technology.