AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Mar-Apr/2023
During March and April 2023 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.
|Platform||Windows 11 Professional (English), (64-Bit)|
|Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing) 326 samples used||99.7%||100%||100%|
|Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set) 15,664 samples used||100%||99.8%||100%|
|Slowing-down when launching popular websites 61 websites visited||20%||16%||19%|
|Slower download of frequently-used applications 25 downloaded files||2%||2%||2%|
|Slower launch of standard software applications 70 test cases applied||10%||15%||6%|
|Slower installation of frequently-used applications 24 installed applications||19%||43%||40%|
|Slower copying of files, locally and in a network 9,207 files copied||4%||11%||9%|
|False warnings or blockages when visiting websites 500 samples used||0||0||0|
|False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 1,223,553 samples used||1||0||0|
|False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 19 samples used||0||0|
|False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 19 samples used||0||0|
|False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 40 samples used||0||0|
|False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 40 samples used||0||3|
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 ›