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A Strong Combination of Competent Specialists

The AV-TEST Institute is home to more than 30 specialists from a wide variety of technical and business domains relevant to the field of information technology. These specialists all strive to achieve a common goal, namely: to establish progressive data and to quickly react to the needs of all target groups and support them with highly relevant IT security analyses. Their professional competence, thirst for innovation and team spirit ensure a consistently high level of quality at all times. 

Test Laboratory

Director Testing Labs: Erik Heyland

The staff in our test laboratory carry our certification tests on anti-virus products in the fields of home-user and corporate solutions and conduct individual tests for manufacturers of security products.

Technical Laboratory

Director Technical Lab: Hendrik Pilz

The staff in our technical laboratory analyse security solutions that do not fit into the fields of normal home-user and corporate solutions, for example virus scanners for mobile devices and special hardware solutions such as web-gateway scanners or protection solutions for virtual environments.

Test Research

Director Test Research: David Walkiewicz

Alongside standardized test procedures, the Test Research department evaluates additional functions related to computer security. The focus is not only on individual security components but also on cross-product functions.

Malware Research

Director Malware Research: Ulf Lösche

The Malware Research Team not only creates detailed analyses of malware design and behavior, but also develops new technologies when it comes to test procedures and the improvement of internal tools.

Software Development

Director Software Engineering: Alexander Henning

The staff in the Software Development departments at our office in Magdeburg produce AV-TEST’s own malware analysis and malware processing systems and develop test automation and data visualisation procedures.