The best Windows antivirus software for business users
During November and December 2017 we continuously evaluated 15 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 7: December 2017
|Avast Antivirus Business 17.7 & 17.8||100||91.7||91.7›|
|Bitdefender Endpoint Security 6.2||100||100||100›|
|F-Secure Client Security 13.00||100||83.3||83.3›|
|G Data AntiVirus Business 14.1||83.3||83.3||91.7›|
|Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10.3||100||100||100›|
|Kaspersky Small Office Security 5||100||100||100›|
|McAfee Endpoint Security 10.5||100||91.7||100›|
|Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection 4.10||100||83.3||66.7›|
|Palo Alto Networks Traps 4.0 & 4.1||66.7||100||83.3›|
|SentinelOne Sentinel Agent 2.0||100||83.3||58.3›|
|Seqrite Endpoint Security 17.00||91.7||91.7||100›|
|Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.7||91.7||83.3||100›|
|Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.0||100||83.3||91.7›|
|Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud 22.11||100||83.3||91.7›|
|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 ›