AV-TEST Awards 2017: the Best Security Solutions of the Year
The awards – a year of peak performance
There are many IT security products on the market. And as the regular tests by the AV-TEST Institute prove, many of them are good, and some are even excellent. Yet in order to earn an AV-TEST award, that's not enough. The "World Champion" title is reserved to the absolute top products offering performance that sets new standards in IT security and making a significant contribution towards prevention. These products continuously excel in the laboratories of the AV-Test Institute over the entire test season, demonstrating peak performance in the test categories of protection, performance, usability, repair and Android security. And they do so from start to finish: In six two-month intervals, these IT products for home users and corporate users are required to outperform the competition.
Fierce competition, festive ceremony
This year, the AV-Test Institute is greeting its guests at the 2017 award ceremony in the UK's capital. On March 21, the official presentation of the fiercely-competitive awards for IT security will take place in London's Docklands on the River Thames. The representatives of the winning IT security products for the year 2017 will convene at the Royal Victoria Dock and board the Sunborn London Yacht Hotel to accept the total of 16 awards during the festive ceremony.
Just how competitive the race was for the title of the best IT security products of the year 2017 can already be seen by the large number of competitors: The Windows-based field included a total of 16 corporate solutions, along with 21 security products for end users. The Android-based field featured even 31 security applications submitted to the demanding tests of the independent IT security institute. How close the competition for the title ended up can be seen by the fact that six out of nine award categories yielded more than one winner.
Winners: the laureates of 2017
The three manufacturers Bitdefender, Kaspersky Lab and Symantec excelled with outstanding test results in the categories of PROTECTION, PERFORMANCE (speed), USABILITY, REPAIR and ANDROID SECURITY, thus sweeping the awards of the 2017 test year. Here are the winning products in each category: