March 02, 2023 | Text: Markus Selinger | Awards
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AV-TEST Award 2022 for Bitdefender

With the AV-TEST Award 2022, the AV-TEST Institute declares the best products in the area of IT Security. The globally known and renowned research institute for IT security examined the lion's share of security products on the market for consumer users and corporate users for a whole year in its laboratories. The award assessment was based on all the findings the experts derived and recorded within the one-year cycle for each product. With its award, AV-TEST honors products that were able to achieve consistent peak ratings in the long-term results. The 2022 Award in the test category of Best Android Security for Consumer Users goes to Bitdefender.

AV-TEST Award 2022 for Bitdefender
AV-TEST Award 2022

for Bitdefender


AV-TEST Award – for tested IT Security

All products tested by the AV-TEST Institute are evaluated according to a predetermined test structure. This is always transparent for companies and users and can be logically understood at all times. In one year of tests, the security products are examined and evaluated multiple times in the test areas of Protection (protection function), Performance (speed) and Usability (user-friendliness). In addition, there are also the Advanced Threat Protection tests, in which the special effectiveness of products in fending off ransomware, for example, is put to the test. For the successful completion of a test, the security solution receives a test certificate for tested security against IT threats. Products for Windows completing a test with achievements clearly above the industry standard are honored by rewarding them the extra evaluation of "TOP PRODUCT".

Each individual value that a product delivers in a test year is added into a large, internal evaluation matrix of the AV-Test Institute. If a security solution is able to demonstrate peak results throughout the entire year, it has the opportunity to receive one of the coveted AV-TEST awards. All individual tests in the year 2022 now form the basis for choosing and presenting the awards in the spring of 2023. Many companies can look forward to one or several of the 26 awards in total at the 12th award ceremony of the AV-TEST awards, which has now become a rich tradition. In doing so, they receive not only a certificate for the tested security of their product but also recognition for their consistent development and research work. The presentation of an AV-TEST award is also proof for consumer users and corporate users that they are buying or already using a product with tested and award-winning security.

AV-TEST Award for Bitdefender – more than just recognition

Mobile Android devices are a daily companion of hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people. The devices contain mostly personal data, such as addresses, phone numbers and in some cases, irreplaceable photos. That is why optimal protection has to be found for Android user devices and their contents. The protection app from Bitdefender showed in the lab tests in the year 2022 that it can protect Android consumer smartphones or tablets exceptionally well. For this performance, the lab gave the AV-TEST Best Android Security 2022 Award to the security app Bitdefender Mobile Security.

"You really have to congratulate Bitdefender on winning this award. Consistently high test results for a protection app in the fast-moving field of Android malware are not to be taken for granted. That's why the AV-TEST team was all the more pleased to confer the AV-TEST Best Android Security 2022 Award for Consumer Users to Bitdefender", said Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST.

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