March 01, 2022 | Awards
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AV-TEST Award 2021 for Symantec (Broadcom)

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 two test categories of Best Protection and Best MacOS Security for Corporate Users go to Symantec.

AV-TEST Award 2021 für Symantec
AV-TEST Award 2021

für Symantec


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 Symantec – in recognition of outstanding performance

In the category of best protection solutions for corporate users, Symantec received special recognition for its powerful protection function. The results in fending off cyberthreats in all the tests not only consistently exceeded the industry average throughout the entire year, they always ended up among the top rankings. So it was logical for the Institute to give the AV-TEST Best Protection 2021 Award for Corporate Users to the Symantec Endpoint Security Complete corporate solution.

Symantec Endpoint Protection delivered first-rate protection and a wide range of security on PCs of corporate 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, Symantec Endpoint Protection received the AV-TEST Best MacOS Security 2021 Award for Corporate Users.

"Symantec, or rather Broadcom, was able to achieve stellar point scores throughout the entire year of 2021 in the tests of protection solutions for companies under Windows and MacOS. This paid dual dividends in terms of awards. Because Symantec, in addition to receiving the Best Protection 2021 Award for Windows systems in corporate environments, also earned the Best MacOS Security Award in the area of endpoint protection. Which adds up to a recommendation for Symantec's corporate solutions running under Windows and MacOS", says Maik Morgenstern, CEO of AV-TEST.



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