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

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 Awards in the three test categories of Best Protection and Best Performance for Consumer Users and Best Android Security for Consumer Users go to Norton.

AV-TEST Award 2021 for Norton
AV-TEST Award 2021

for Norton


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 Awards for Norton – in recognition of outstanding performance

In competing for the ranking as one of the safest security products for consumer users under Windows 10, Norton Norton 360 successfully proved in ongoing laboratory tests that it is highly effective in protecting against attacks from the cyberspace. For its reliable protection, Norton 360 under Windows 10 received the AV-TEST Best Protection 2021 Award for Consumer Users.

At the same time, the consumer product Norton 360 from NortonLifeLock demonstrated in all tests in the year 2021 that it used an extremely low level of system resources on the test PCs under Windows. For this special performance, which was significantly above the industry average and that of the other test candidates, the experts recognized the protection package Norton Norton 360 with the AV-TEST Best Performance 2021 Award for Consumer Users.

The package Norton 360 delivered first-rate protection and a wide range of security on PCs of consumer users running MacOS throughout the entire test year of 2021 and thus received special recognition.  Because in fending off threats on MacOS systems, users also need reliable protection at their side. For its superb performance, Norton Norton 360 received the AV-TEST Best MacOS Security 2021 Award for Consumer Users.

"NortonLifeLock was able to garner a total of three key awards in the test categories of protection and performance for Windows products and the protection of MacOS for consumer users. Thanks to its strong protection under Windows and MacOS, Norton showed that it delivers robust protection even among different systems. With these three important awards, Norton 360 is recommended for use in a wide range of consumer users", says Maik Morgenstern, CEO of AV-TEST.




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