The best Windows antivirus software for business users
During January and February 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 XP: February 2012
|F-Secure Client Security 9.20 & 9.30||83.3||58.3||100›|
|Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8.1||100||83.3||83.3›|
|McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8||91.7||66.7||58.3›|
|Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010||33.3||75||100›|
|Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.0||75||50||91.7›|
|Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1||100||41.7||83.3›|
|Trend Micro Office Scan 10.6||58.3||33.3||58.3›|
|Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security 7.0||66.7||33.3||83.3›|
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 ›