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23rd April 2014

Win XP, 7 & 8.1: Internet Security Suites Complete an Endurance Test Lasting 6 Months

Between September 2013 and February 2014, the laboratory experts at AV-TEST subjected 24 Internet...

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...

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A Strong Combination of Competent Specialists

The AV-TEST Institute is home to 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.

Software Development

Principal Software Engineer: Claudio Bley B.Sc. (Leipzig Office)
Lead Software Engineer: Alexander Henning (Magdeburg Office)

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



Head of Marketing: Jessica Hammermann
(Degree in business administration)

The Marketing department supports the Management Board by organising advertising communication for current projects and coordinating the company’s corporate identity activities and cooperation with agencies.

The Administration Office

Stephanie Borkowski (Degree in Translation)

The Administration Office assists the Management Board and is responsible for the company’s processing, administration/organisation, accounting and customer communication activities.