The best Windows antivirus software for business users
During November and December 2015 we continuously evaluated 11 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: December 2015
|Bitdefender Endpoint Security 5.3||100||91.7||100›|
|Cylance Protect 1.2||91.7||66.7||66.7›|
|F-Secure Client Security 12.00||100||91.7||75›|
|G Data AntiVirus Business 13.2||91.7||75||91.7›|
|Kaspersky Small Office Security 15.0||100||100||100›|
|McAfee Endpoint Security 10.0||91.7||83.3||100›|
|Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection 4.8||75||75||100›|
|Seqrite Endpoint Security 16.00||75||50||91.7›|
|Sophos Endpoint Protection 10.3||100||83.3||91.7›|
|Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1||100||91.7||91.7›|
|Trend Micro Office Scan 11.0||100||91.7||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 ›