The best Windows antivirus software for business users
During March and April 2020 we continuously evaluated 17 endpoint protection products using settings as provided by the vendor. We always used the most current publicly-available version of all products for the testing. They were allowed to update themselves at any time and query their in-the-cloud services. We focused on realistic test scenarios and challenged the products against real-world threats. Products had to demonstrate their capabilities using all components and protection layers.
Windows 10: April 2020
|Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus 19.7 & 20.1||91.7||91.7||100›|
|Bitdefender Endpoint Security 6.6||100||100||100›|
|Bitdefender Endpoint Security (Ultra) 6.6||100||83.3||100›|
|Check Point Endpoint Security 81.10||100||83.3||100›|
|Cylance Protect 2.0||66.7||100||66.7›|
|ESET Endpoint Security 7.2||91.7||91.7||100›|
|F-Secure PSB Computer Protection 19 & 20||100||100||100›|
|G Data AntiVirus Business 14.3||91.7||91.7||91.7›|
|Kaspersky Endpoint Security 11.2||91.7||100||100›|
|McAfee Endpoint Security 10.6||83.3||100||100›|
|Microsoft Windows Defender Antivirus 4.18||91.7||91.7||100›|
|Seqrite Endpoint Security 18.00||91.7||100||91.7›|
|Sophos Intercept X Advanced 10.8||83.3||91.7||100›|
|Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.2||100||91.7||100›|
|Trend Micro Apex One 14.0||91.7||100||100›|
|VIPRE Security EndpointSecurity 11.0||100||100||100›|
|Vmware Carbon Black Cloud 3.5||100||66.7||100›|
Evaluation based on a point system
All products can achieve a maximum of 6 points each in the three categories of protection, performance and usability. This means 18 points are the best possible test result.
At 10 points or higher, a product is awarded the AV-TEST seal of approval.
At 17.5 points or higher, AV-TEST also issues the "TOP PRODUCT" award. Additional details ›