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

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 MacOS Security for Corporate Users goes to CrowdStrike.

AV-TEST Award 2022 for CrowdStrike
AV-TEST Award 2022

for CrowdStrike


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 CrowdStrike – more than just recognition

The days when there was only a small number of malware threats for MacOS have long since passed. The AV-ATLAS statistics system from AV-TEST tallied only a few thousand malware samples 15 years ago – now there are nearly 1 million. The threats for consumer users, and especially for corporate users, are to be taken seriously. CrowdStrike is acutely aware of such threats, and demonstrated in the lab in the year 2022 how well its software solution is able to protect corporate users. For this outstanding performance, the institute conferred the AV-TEST Best MacOS Security 2022 Award for Corporate Users on CrowdStrike Falcon.

"Corporate users in particular know the damage that a successful attack can inflict on their Mac systems. That is why a good endpoint solution is a perfect bulwark to fend off attacks at the corporate user level. Thus, the lab is pleased to confer the AV-TEST Best MacOS Security 2022 Award for Corporate Users on CrowdStrike for its enterprise solution Falcon", said Maik Morgenstern, CEO from AV-TEST.

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