AV-TEST Award 2022 for Symantec (Broadcom)
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 Protection for Corporate Users under Windows goes to Symantec (Broadcom).
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 Symantec – more than just recognition
The protection provided by a solution for corporate users is always AV-TEST lab's core discipline of a test. In this, the products are required to hold up well in various categories against dozens of variants of zero-day malware, as well as against thousands of already known malware samples. In the test year 2022, the endpoint solution from Symantec (Broadcom) always achieved stellar results in all tests under Windows. For this special performance, the solution Symantec Endpoint Security Complete received the AV-TEST Best Protection 2022 Award for Corporate Users.
"The security solution Symantec Endpoint Security Complete for corporate PCs demonstrated excellent performance in all Windows tests. Especially in the test category of protection, Symantec's product demonstrated continuously for over 12 months that it offers a high level of protection for work PCs with Windows. This provided for maximum point scores, resulting in a deserved award in the end. The team congratulates Symantec on the coveted AV-TEST Best Protection 2022 Award for Corporate Users", said Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST.