The best Windows antivirus software for business users
During May and June 2014 we continuously evaluated 9 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: June 2014
|Bitdefender Endpoint Security 5.3||100||91.7||91.7›|
|F-Secure Client Security 11.50||100||75||83.3›|
|G Data Security Client 13.0||100||83.3||91.7›|
|Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10.2||100||83.3||100›|
|McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8||100||83.3||100›|
|Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection 4.3||0||58.3||100›|
|Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.3||91.7||75||100›|
|Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1||100||75||100›|
|Trend Micro Office Scan 11.0||100||91.7||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 ›