March 01, 2022 | Awards
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AV-TEST Award 2021 for Avira

The internationally renowned AV-TEST Institute has crowned the best IT security products of the year for consumers and corporate users with the AV-TEST Award 2021. Over an evaluation period of 12 months, involving comprehensive testing, the experts documented the top scores of all the products and have now decided on the awards for these outstanding results. The 2021 Award in the test category of Best Usability for Consumer Users goes to Avira Internet Security.

AV-TEST Award 2021 for Avira
AV-TEST Award 2021

for Avira


AV-TEST Award – proof of IT security

Each product evaluated at the AV-TEST Institute is required to undergo demanding and realistic tests in the lab over the course of an entire year. The challenge is to consistently excel in the test categories of Protection, Performance and Usability. Successful products each then receive a test certificate for tested security against IT threats. To top it off, a Windows product that also performs significantly better than the industry standard receives the additional accolade of "Top Product". 

If a product manages to maintain its stellar performance in several or all test categories throughout the entire year, it qualifies as candidate for the sought-after AV-TEST Awards. This well-known award is now in its 11th year, and for many companies, it serves as vital proof that their efforts to create a secure product have paid off. Because special award distinction by a renowned, independent institute fosters a high level of confidence, not only in the IT security industry but also among customers in the consumer and corporate sector. Likewise, it is a just reward to providers of security solutions who consistently invest in research and development.

AV-TEST Award for Avira – in recognition of outstanding performance

In the competition for the ranking as one of the best protection products for consumer users under Windows, Avira Internet Security successfully proved in ongoing laboratory tests that it protects users effectively against attacks from the cyberspace.

Internet Security from Avira for consumers users under Windows 10 received the AV-TEST Best Usability 2021 Award for its extremely low false alarm rates in all the tests throughout the year. The security solution thus makes life easier for users when fending off cyberattacks, as it always properly assesses all alarms.

"A good security product also needs to build up trust to the user. Always delivering reliable and error-free responses to suspicious actions or attacks can engender such trust. Which makes Avira Internet Security for Windows a clear buying recommendation for consumer users", says Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST.

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