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

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 Awards in the three test categories of Best Protection for Consumer Users under Windows, Best Android Security for Consumer Users and Best MacOS Security for Consumer Users go to Norton.

AV-TEST Award 2022 for Norton
AV-TEST Award 2022

for Norton


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 Norton – more than just recognition

Statistically speaking there is a malware variant for each individual Windows 10 user, as both the user and malware groups have exceeded the one billion mark. On the one hand, for Norton it is the largest-possible user group, and on the other hand, it means fending off an enormous number of threats. Throughout the entire year 2022, the lab at AV-TEST evaluated how well Norton 360 was able to protect a Windows system against malware threats. For its consistent, exceptional performance against Windows attackers, the AV-Test Institute gave the solution Norton 360 for Windows the AV-TEST Best Protection 2022 Award for Consumer Users.

With an estimated 3 billion users to date worldwide, Android has an even larger user group than Windows, for example. The cybergangsters are also aware of these numbers, and are tirelessly producing new attack apps for Android. To enable consumer users to find the best protection solution, AV-TEST continuously tests the quality of almost all protection apps on the market every year, and did so again in 2022. For its outstanding performance in all tests on Android, the experts are presenting the security app Norton 360 the AV-TEST Best Android Security 2022 Award.

Apple and MacOS do not fundamentally do a poor job of protecting their users, but those who are simply seeking more protection for their user system should install a MacOS security package. Norton has proven in test findings throughout 2022 that its Norton 360 product is among the frontrunners of the programs providing the best protection. For its superb performance, the consumer security package Norton 360 earned the AV-TEST Best MacOS Security 2022 Award.

"With a total of three of the coveted awards, Norton has successfully participated in our 2022 round of awards. Not many manufacturers manage to achieve such consistently high scores under Windows, MacOS and Android that they receive an award for it. Norton has demonstrated in the consumer user realm that this can be done with high quality and a lot of work. The team at AV-TEST can only congratulate Norton for its 2022 award recognition for Best Protection under Windows, Best Android Security and Best MacOS Security", said Maik Morgenstern, CEO of AV-TEST.




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