March 11, 2024 | Text: Markus Selinger | Awards
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AV-TEST Award 2023 for Norton

It’s award season again! With its AV-TEST Awards 2023, the AV-TEST Institute is honoring the vendors of security products for consumer users and corporate users for the thirteenth time. Throughout the year 2023, the renowned institute examined a multitude of products on Windows, MacOS and Android platforms in its labs and awarded its highly coveted test certificates for excellent performance. Only the products that constantly proved their worth by consistently achieving top values throughout all tests are now being presented with one or even several of the sought-after AV-TEST Awards 2023 as a trophy to honor their success. The AV-TEST Institute is looking forward to not only presenting its awards but also celebrating its 20th anniversary. The 2023 award in the test category of Best Protection for Consumer Users under Windows goes to Norton from the Gen Digital group.

AV-TEST Award 2023

for Norton


The AV-TEST Award – valuable confirmation of consistent IT security

Vendors, companies and users all expect a test structure that is constantly transparent and understandable, and AV-TEST fulfils every aspect of these expectations. All of the products tested at the AV-TEST Institute are subjected to a clearly defined test structure. The results of the tests are clearly documented, valid and authoritative. In the entire year 2023, the institute examined and evaluated security products at regular intervals in the test areas of Protection, Performance and Usability, using Windows, Mac and Android platforms. As an additional series of tests, the Advanced Threat Protection tests identify the special defensive capabilities of products, for example their ability to fend off ransomware or data stealers, in extremely detailed individual examinations.

All products that meet AV-TEST’s high criteria are awarded a certificate for tested security against IT threats. Products with achievements clearly above the industry standard when tested under Windows are additionally rewarded with the “TOP PRODUCT” label. At the end of 2023, all of the values recorded and labels awarded were combined to determine the winners of the AV-TEST Awards.

2024 is a special year for AV-TEST, marking the company’s 20th anniversary and its thirteenth award ceremony. At this year’s ceremony, 33 strong awards are being presented to 14 different vendors. Over the past twenty years, AV-TEST has conducted thousands of highly professional tests in its laboratories and published an abundance of expert reports. These have, in turn, provided IT security specialists and IT publications with a reliable source of information time and time again. Throughout the twenty years of the AV-TEST Institute to date, many vendors have also used the test certificates and awards presented by the company as evidence of their trustworthy status among retailers, traders and buyers.

AV-TEST Award for Norton – outstanding IT security

Protection of Windows is extremely important to many users, as they are managing ever more personal data on their systems, the loss of which would be partly irrecoverable. A classic Trojan or even ransomware can be devastating in this respect. Thus, it is imperative to use the best protection against the nearly 850 million known Windows malware samples. And the experts from AV-TEST did indeed consistently determine the best security packages in their 2-month tests and publish the results. Throughout the entire year of 2023, Norton 360 repeatedly achieved stellar test results. This performance is now being recognized with the presentation of the award. Norton is receiving the Best Protection Award for Consumer Users under Windows for its protection solution Norton 360.

"In the year of our 20th anniversary, we at AV-TEST are particularly pleased to present an award to Norton, a partner from the very beginning. In 2023 as well, the vast experience and professionalism of Norton, a Gen Digital brand, paid off yet again in the form of an award. We congratulate Norton on the Best Protection Award for Consumer Users under Windows for its product Norton 360", says Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST.

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