The best Windows antivirus software for business users
During September and October 2011 we continuously evaluated 7 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: October 2011
|F-Secure Client Security 9.11 & 9.20||100||66.7||83.3›|
|Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8.1||83.3||100||83.3›|
|McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8||83.3||33.3||75›|
|Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010||41.7||83.3||100›|
|Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 9.7||58.3||50||75›|
|Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1||75||83.3||83.3›|
|Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security 7.0||66.7||25||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 ›