AV-TEST AWARD 2011
*The following products are not listed because they didn‘t participate in all of the tests 2011:
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition, Comodo Internet Security Premium, Emsisoft Anti-Malware, K7 Total Security, MicroWorld eScan Internet Security Suite, Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition, Qihoo 360 Antivirus, SecurityCoverage SecureIT Plus, Trend Micro Office Scan
In order to qualify for an AV-TEST AWARD, products must have been involved in all of the certification procedures carried out by AV-TEST on home-user or corporate products in 2011. These certification procedures now take place every two months, having taken place every three months until June 2011. They cover the test categories of PROTECTION, REPAIR and USABILITY and examine products in terms of their performance when providing protection against current threats. All analyses are carried out simultaneously under realistic test conditions. The independently recorded results are then measured against the current industry average in the sector and evaluated according to this average. By awarding the AV-TEST certificate, the AV-TEST Institute confirms that the products that it has analysed and evaluated as secure complied with the security level when tested. The certificate provides evidence that the tested product has achieved all of the levels of performance required and defined by AV-TEST in the categories of PROTECTION, REPAIR and its influence on the USABILITY of the system. The certificate number specified on the document refers to the detailed test report.
About the AV-TEST AWARD 2011
The AV-TEST AWARD sends out an important signal for the need for the sustainable promotion of innovations to protect systems from online attacks. The aim of the award is to motivate manufacturers of anti-virus products to optimise their products and to contribute towards increasing public awareness of the growing importance of the issue of IT security. The award will be presented for the first time in 2012 and will then be awarded once per year at the beginning of the subsequent year. A total of 6 AV-TEST AWARDS will be presented in three test categories: PROTECTION, REPAIR and USABILITY. The data required for the selection of the award winners are collected in independent tests and determined according to the annual average of all certification tests carried out in the fields of home-user and corporate solutions.
Terms and Conditions of Use:
The AV-TEST AWARD reflects the products’ performance in the year 2011. The winners of the AV-TEST AWARD 2011 shall receive the product-specific AV-TEST AWARD logo 2011. This displays the manufacturer and product name and the year in which the award was granted. The winners will be given the logo for use on advertising material and can use it for marketing and PR purposes (e.g. displaying and linking it on their websites, on social media, in press releases and on product boxes) at their discretion. AV-TEST distances itself from misuse of the logo or use of the logo in an unrelated context. The authenticity of the AV-TEST AWARD logo can be checked at anytime by viewing and examining the test reports available at www.av-test.org
Magdeburg, Germany, 1st February 2012