The best Windows antivirus software for business users
During May and June 2012 we continuously evaluated 8 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: June 2012
|F-Secure Client Security 9.31||91.7||83.3||83.3›|
|Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8.1||91.7||100||83.3›|
|McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8||58.3||41.7||83.3›|
|Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010||33.3||91.7||91.7›|
|Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.0||83.3||66.7||83.3›|
|Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1||75||100||91.7›|
|Trend Micro Office Scan 10.6||58.3||50||66.7›|
|Webroot SecureAnywhere Endpoint Protection 8.0||75||66.7||58.3›|
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 ›