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

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. Bitdefender achieved a total of six awards in the 2023 tests. For the tests under Windows, AV-TEST is presenting Bitdefender with one award in the test category of Best Performance and two awards in the category of Best Protection for Corporate Users. These are joined by the awards for Best Protection under Windows, Best Android Security and Best MacOS Security, all for products for consumer users.

AV-TEST Awards 2023

for Bitdefender


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 Awards for Bitdefender – outstanding IT security

Also in 2023, the AV-TEST laboratories worked non-stop: Day after day, the labs launched, ran or completed tests on the Windows, MacOS or Android platforms, always examining security products for consumer users or solutions for companies.

Products by the well-known security vendor Bitdefender were involved in virtually all of these tests. Bitdefender demonstrated extremely high performance throughout the entire year, especially in the test category of protection under Windows. As a result, the AV-TEST labs are presenting the Best Protection Award for Consumer Users to Bitdefender Internet Security. This success was joined by equally perfect performance results with products for companies. In recognition of this achievement, two Best Protection Awards for Corporate Users under Windows go to the products Endpoint Security and Endpoint Security Ultra.

Honoring the protection provided by products on the Windows platform is just the beginning: In the many tests conducted, the product Endpoint Security also displayed outstanding performance (speed) in its security work. For this special achievement, the AV-TEST Institute is presenting its Best Performance Award for Corporate Users to Bitdefender Endpoint Security.







When it comes to providing good protection, the vendor not only focuses on Windows but also performs strongly on the MacOS and Android platforms. Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac has therefore also earned itself the Best MacOS Security Award for Consumer Users for its solid defense against the latest threats under MacOS.

As mentioned above, Bitdefender also provides excellent protection for private users with Android systems with its security app. In the tests conducted in 2023, the app achieved top scores when defending against thousands of infected apps and protecting the mobile systems against damage. In light of this performance, the Best Android Security Award for Consumer Users goes to Bitdefender Mobile Security.

“With its long list of awards, Bitdefender underlines its experience and its solid development work in the field of IT security. Its products achieved particularly impressive results in the test category of Windows protection, as is confirmed by a multitude of awards in this area. An award for Best Performance among corporate solutions, two Best Protection Awards for corporate products and a Best Protection Award for a consumer user product all speak for themselves. What’s more, the vendor also achieved two further awards for Mac and Android products. The entire AV-TEST team is delighted to present Bitdefender with this impressive collection of awards in recognition of its excellent performance,” states Maik Morgenstern, CEO of AV-TEST.

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