The best Windows antivirus software for business users
During November and December 2018 we continuously evaluated 16 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 2018
|Avast Antivirus Business 18.6 & 18.8||100||91.7||100›|
|Bitdefender Endpoint Security 6.6||100||91.7||100›|
|Bitdefender Endpoint Security Elite 6.6||100||91.7||100›|
|ESET Endpoint Security 7.0||91.7||83.3||100›|
|F-Secure PSB Computer Protection 18.14 &18.17||100||91.7||100›|
|G Data AntiVirus Business 14.1||100||75||100›|
|Kaspersky Endpoint Security 11.0||100||100||100›|
|Kaspersky Small Office Security 6||100||100||100›|
|McAfee Endpoint Security 10.6||100||83.3||100›|
|Microsoft Windows Defender Antivirus 4.18||100||91.7||91.7›|
|Palo Alto Networks Traps 5.0||75||91.7||91.7›|
|Seqrite Endpoint Security 17.00||83.3||100||75›|
|Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.8||100||58.3||100›|
|Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.2||100||100||100›|
|Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud 22.15||100||100||100›|
|Trend Micro Office Scan 12.0||100||100||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 ›