March 11, 2024 | Text: Markus Selinger | Awards
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AV-TEST Awards 2023 for Symantec (Broadcom)

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 Awards in the test categories of Best Protection for Corporate Users and Best Advanced Protection for Corporate Users under Windows go to Symantec (Broadcom).

AV-TEST Awards 2023

for Symantec (Broadcom)


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 Symantec (Broadcom) – outstanding IT security

According to various statistics, over 70 percent of PCs used worldwide in corporate environments run on a Windows system. These PCs, mostly running in a network, need to be especially protected, as a sole successful cyberattack could be the last straw for a company already stressed by the market. In the comprehensive laboratory tests conducted by AV-TEST in 2023 on protection solutions for companies, the solution from Symantec (Broadcom) consistently excelled with top scores. For this continuous performance, the institute is conferring the Best Protection Award for Corporate Users under Windows to Symantec Endpoint Security Complete.

However a protection solution needs to do more than just detect attackers. Rather, it should establish a wide security perimeter for the PCs and their systems. Thus, the lab at AV-TEST conducts an extended test in the area of Advanced Threat Protection to assess how well EDR and other protection techniques can protect a system even after initial failure to detect, throughout the subsequent stages of an attack. In the tests in 2023, Symantec demonstrated a high level of reliability and security, resulting in a protection score that warrants a reward. For its performance, Symantec Endpoint Security Complete from Broadcom receives the Best Advanced Protection Award for Corporate Users under Windows.



"For half an eternity, protection products from Symantec have always belonged to the group of test candidates in the lab at AV-TEST. Especially in the 20th anniversary year of the institute, Symantec already deserves a word of thanks, alongside recognition for its test achievements. We are pleased to present two awards: Best Protection and Best Advanced Protection for Corporate Users under Windows. The entire team at AV-TEST sends words of congratulations to the team from Symantec, a Broadcom company, for the recognition", says Maik Morgenstern, CEO of AV-TEST.

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