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

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 Advanced Protection for Corporate Users under Windows goes to Xcitium.

AV-TEST Award 2022 for Xcitium
AV-TEST Award 2022

for Xcitium


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 Xcitium – more than just recognition

For many years now, the lab at AV-TEST has been a solid guarantor for the testing and certification of security solutions for consumer users and corporate users. Relatively new in this area is the test category Advanced Threat Protection. In the extended examination, the solutions are tested not only in terms of their detection performance, but are also subjected to a sort of live test. In this, the products are required to fend off special attackers, from the area of ransomware, for example. The defense procedure is then analyzed step by step in the lab, and the special security performance is evaluated. For its exceedingly outstanding threat prevention in the year 2022, the solution for corporate users, Xcitium Client Security, was recognized with the AV-TEST Best Advanced Protection 2022 Award under Windows.

"The name Xcitium may be new, but the good performance of the former Comodo solution remains the same. That is why the team at AV-TEST is especially happy to present the award in this new category for Best Advanced Protection 2022 under Windows to Xcitium", said Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST.

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