The AV-TEST AWARD 2013
On 11th February 2014, the AV-TEST Institute will present the AV-TEST AWARD to the best security products providing protection against malware infections. This award honours the best home user and corporate products for Windows in the categories of PROTECTION and PERFORMANCE. This year, the AV-TEST AWARD will also be presented to an anti-virus solution providing the best protection for Android systems for the first time. The AV-TEST Institute uses its AV-TEST AWARD to reward the most effective anti-virus products tested in its different test categories.
In order to qualify for an AV-TEST AWARD, products must have passed all of the certification procedures carried out by AV-TEST on home-user or corporate products in 2013. These certification procedures take place every two months. They cover the test categories of PROTECTION, PERFORMANCE and USABILITY and examine products in terms of their performance when providing protection against current threats. All analyses are carried out simultaneously under realistic test conditions. The independently recorded results are then measured against the current industry average in the sector and evaluated according to this average. In the case that two products achieve the same test results, the winner is decided on the basis of the precise results without the results being rounded up.
Home user products
Mobile Devices (Android)
Home user products
* The following products did not pass all of the tests carried out in 2013 and were therefore not considered for the 2013 AWARD: AhnLab V3 Internet Security, Microsoft Security Essentials/Windows Defender and Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection.
By awarding the AV-TEST certificate, the AV-TEST Institute confirms that the products that it has analysed and evaluated as secure complied with the security level when tested. The certificate provides evidence that the tested product has achieved all of the levels of performance required and defined by AV-TEST.