17. February 2015

AV-TEST AWARD 2015

On February 17, 2016, for the fifth year in succession, the AV-TEST Institute is awarding the AV-TEST AWARDs to manufacturers with outstanding IT protection solutions in the year 2015. The coveted awards are presented in the categories of PROTECTION, PERFORMANCE (speed), USABILITY, REPAIR and ANDROID SECURITY.

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The Results of the AV-TEST AWARD 2015

For the manufacturers of security solutions, February 17, 2016 is a special day: the team from AV-TEST is already awarding the coveted awards for the fifth time. The AV-TEST AWARDS are presented in the categories of PROTECTION, PERFORMANCE (speed), USABILITY, REPAIR and ANDROID SECURITY. This year, AV-TEST is presenting 12 awards.

This is what the awards stand for

Each of the products recognized withstood certification tests performed by the laboratory throughout the year 2015 and achieved top ratings. The awards are divided into the user groups of home and corporate users in the categories of PROTECTION, PERFORMANCE (speed) and USABILITY. Products in the areas of ANDROID SECURITY and REPAIR were recognized as well.

AV-TEST BEST PROTECTION 2015 AWARD

BEST PROTECTION for Consumer Users
Symantec: Norton Security
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BEST PROTECTION for Corporate Users
Symantec: Endpoint Protection
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The AV-TEST BEST PROTECTION 2015 AWARD goes to the winner in the category of protection against malware. Symantec Norton Security is receiving the award in the area for home users, and the award goes to Symantec Endpoint Protection in the area of corporate solutions.

Consumer Users: Symantec

BEST PROTECTION for Consumer Users: Symantec Norton Security

"Symantec Norton Security consistently proved in the 2015 test series that it is the most secure product for home users in the category of PROTECTION."
Andreas Marx, CEO AV-TEST GmbH

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Corporate Users: Symantec

BEST PROTECTION for Corporate Users: Symantec Endpoint Protection

"The corporate solution Symantec Endpoint Protection earned the BEST PROTECTION 2015 AWARD, consistently demonstrating impressive security protection in all tests."
Maik Morgenstern, CTO AV-TEST GmbH

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Consumer Users: Symantec

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Corporate Users: Symantec

AV-TEST BEST PERFORMANCE 2015 AWARD

BEST PROTECTION for Consumer Users
Bitdefender: Internet Security
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BEST PROTECTION for Consumer Users
Kaspersky Lab:Internet Security
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BEST PROTECTION for Corporate Users
Bitdefender: Endpoint Security
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Each test examines which product has the least negative influence on the speed of a Windows PC. The AV-TEST BEST PERFORMANCE 2015 AWARD in the home user field goes to two products due to a tie score: Bitdefender Internet Security and Kaspersky Internet Security. The best corporate solution in this category is Bitdefender Endpoint Security.

Consumer Users: Bitdefender

BEST PERFORMANCE for Consumer Users: Bitdefender Internet Security

„With the security solution Bitdefender Internet Security, private users are getting a highly-secure product, which hardly slows down PC resources at all in its daily routines.“ 
Maik Morgenstern, CTO AV-TEST GmbH

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Consumer Users: Kaspersky Lab

BEST PERFORMANCE for Consumer Users: Kaspersky Lab Internet Security

„The Internet Security Suite from Kaspersky Lab was and is one of the most secure solutions, yet is also so superb in handling PC resources, that this performance deserves an award.“ 
Guido Habicht, CEO AV-TEST GmbH

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Unternehmen: Bitdefender

BEST PERFORMANCE for Corporate Users: Bitdefender Endpoint Security

„Companies relying on the Bitdefender solution receive in exchange for their trust not only a secure solution, but also a product with exemplary features in terms of a low system load.“ 
Guido Habicht, CEO AV-TEST GmbH

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Consumer Users: Bitdefender

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Consumer Users: Kaspersky Lab

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Unternehmen: Bitdefender

AV-TEST BEST USABILITY 2015 AWARD

BEST USABILITY for Consumer Users
Avira: Antivirus Pro
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BEST USABILITY for Consumer Users
Kaspersky Lab: Internet Security
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BEST USABILITY for Corporate Users
McAfee: Endpoint Security
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In the category of usability (influence on user-friendliness), the laboratory examines whether the products unsettle the user with false positives or wrongly block harmless websites. The AV-TEST BEST USABILITY 2015 AWARD in the area of home users goes to two products due to a tie score: Avira AntiVirus Pro and Kaspersky Internet Security. For corporate products, the solution from Intel Security with McAfee Endpoint Security earned the award.

Consumer Users: Avira

BEST USABILITY for Consumer Users: Avira Antivirus Pro

„The Avira Antivirus Pro solution allows the user a wide range of freedom, is only heard from in appropriate situations and thus ensures a feeling of confidence.“ 
Andreas Marx, CEO AV-TEST GmbH

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Consumer Users: Kaspersky Lab

BEST USABILITY for Consumer Users: Kaspersky Lab Internet Security

„The system watchdog Kaspersky Lab Internet Security operates as a powerful, discreet bodyguard in the background and stands for a high level of security.“ 
Maik Morgenstern, CTO AV-TEST GmbH

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Corporate Users: McAfee

BEST USABILITY for Corporate Users: McAfee Endpoint Security

„With Intel Security McAfee Endpoint Security, corporate users opt for a solution that ensures low support overhead, thanks to its intelligent communication with the user.“ 
Guido Habicht, CEO AV-TEST GmbH

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Consumer Users: Avira

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Consumer Users: Kaspersky Lab

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Corporate Users: McAfee

AV-TEST BEST REPAIR 2015 AWARD

BEST REPAIR for Repair with Security Suite
Avira: Antivirus Pro
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BEST REPAIR for Repair with Cleaning Tool
Kaspersky Lab: Virus Removal Tool
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Which security suite and which repair tool can repair a Windows system best after a malware attack? The laboratory resolved this question in elaborate tests throughout the year 2015. In this category, it is decided which security suite and which stand-alone clean-up tool is most effective in removing the malware and repairing the system afterwards. The AV-TEST BEST REPAIR 2015 AWARD goes to the Avira Antivirus Pro security suite and to the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool cleaner.

Repair with Security Suite: Avira

BEST REPAIR for Repair with Security Suite: Avira Antivirus Pro

„As a security solution already installed or as an emergency tool, Avira's Antivirus Pro is a reliable partner for PC protection, clean-up and repair.“ 
Andreas Marx, CEO AV-TEST GmbH

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Repair with Cleaning Tool: Kaspersky Lab

BEST REPAIR for Repair with Cleaning Tool: Kaspersky Lab Virus Removal Tool

„If it comes to the worst, the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool reliably helps users restore a clean system.“ 
Maik Morgenstern, CTO AV-TEST GmbH

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Repair with Security Suite: Avira

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Repair with Cleaning Tool: Kaspersky Lab

AV-TEST BEST ANDROID SECURITY 2015 AWARD

BEST ANDROID SECURITY for the most secure Android app for overall performance
Bitdefender: Mobile Security
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BEST ANDROID SECURITY for the most secure Android app for protection
SOPHOS: Mobile Security
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After 6 tests per product in 2015, it has now been determined which apps best protect mobile devices with an Android system. The AV-TEST BEST ANDROID SECURITY PRODUCT 2015 AWARD goes to Bitdefender Mobile Security for best overall performance throughout all test categories. The second award, BEST PROTECTION, for the best annual performance in the single category of protection goes to Sophos Mobile Security.

The most secure Android app for overall performance: Bitdefender

BEST ANDROID SECURITY for the most secure Android app for overall performance: Bitdefender Mobile Security

„With the security app from Bitdefender, users put the best security application on their mobile device.“ 
Guido Habicht, CEO AV-TEST GmbH

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The most secure Android app for protection: SOPHOS

BEST ANDROID SECURITY for the most secure Android app for protection: SOPHOS Mobile Security

„With the Sophos app, a mobile Android system is raised to the highest-possible security level.“ 
Andreas Marx, CEO AV-TEST GmbH

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The most secure Android app for overall performance: Bitdefender

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The most secure Android app for protection: SOPHOS

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