The AV-TEST AWARD 2016

On February 1, 2017, the AV-TEST Institute is presenting awards for the worldwide best protection solutions for IT security in the year 2016. The institute's internationally recognized awards recognize the best products in the respective categories of PROTECTION, PERFORMANCE, USABILITY, REPAIR and ANDROID SECURITY.

The AV-TEST AWARD 2016

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The results of the AV-TEST AWARDS 2016

February 1 is a decisive day for the suppliers and users of Internet security products: Because on that day, representatives from the manufacturers of the best IT security products of the year 2016 convene under the AV-TEST banner to accept the IT security institute's awards. For the test period of the year 2016, AV-TEST is presenting a total of 15 awards.

This is what the awards stand for

Within the scope of the full-year test and certification procedures, the featured products completed all the tests of AV-TEST's experts in the two-month intervals. In the process, the candidates in the running for the awards finished with top results in the test categories of PROTECTION, PERFORMANCE (speed) and USABILITY, ANDROID SECURITY and REPAIR. At the AV-TEST Institute's 2016 awards ceremony, it is no more and no less than the summit meeting of manufacturers of the best IT security products worldwide.

Video: Verleihung der AV-TEST AWARDS 2016 in Leipzig

AV-TEST BEST PROTECTION 2016 AWARD

BEST PROTECTION for Consumer Users
Symantec: Norton Security
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BEST PROTECTION for Corporate Users
F-Secure: Client Security
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BEST PROTECTION for Corporate Users
Kaspersky Lab: Endpoint Security
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BEST PROTECTION for Corporate Users
Kaspersky Lab: Small Office Security
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BEST PROTECTION for Corporate Users
Symantec: Endpoint Protection
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Top scores in the protection of consumer PCs throughout the test period of an entire year went to a well-known name: In 2016, Norton Security from Symantec guaranteed the best production for home users and thus earns the BEST PROTECTION AWARD 2016. The AWARD BEST PROTECTION 2016 as recognition for the best protection of corporate users is shared by a total of four products this year, thanks to outstanding protection performance: Client Security from F-Secure, Symantec Endpoint Protection as well as both Kaspersky security solutions Endpoint Security and Small Office Security.

Consumer Users: Symantec

BEST PROTECTION for Consumer Users: Symantec Norton Security

"Anyone seeking the best protection for their consumer PC will find it in Norton Security from Symantec. This was proven by the security software thanks to top scores in grueling tests of our lab over one year."
Andreas Marx, CEO AV-TEST GmbH

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Corporate Users: F-Secure

BEST PROTECTION for Corporate Users: F-Secure Client Security

"The BEST PROTECTION 2016 AWARD goes to Client Security for consistently impressive security performance in our year-long tests." 
Maik Morgenstern, CTO AV-TEST GmbH

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Corporate Users: Kaspersky Lab

BEST PROTECTION for Corporate Users: Kaspersky Lab Endpoint Security

"Consistent, lab-confirmed achievement of high protection, recognized by our BEST PROTECTION 2016 AWARD, combined with good usability, speaks for Endpoint Security from Kaspersky Lab."
Maik Morgenstern, CTO AV-TEST GmbH

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Corporate Users: Kaspersky Lab

BEST PROTECTION for Corporate Users: Kaspersky Lab Small Office Security

"For small companies, Kaspersky's Small Office Security offers a product with outstanding protection that also features a decent level of usability and performance."
Guido Habicht, CEO AV-TEST GmbH

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Corporate Users: Symantec

BEST PROTECTION for Corporate Users: Symantec Endpoint Protection

"With strong detection performance, which is clearly above the industry average, Endpoint Protection from Symantec guarantees outstanding security for corporate users, which is why it is receiving the BEST PROTECTION 2016 AWARD."
Maik Morgenstern, CTO AV-TEST GmbH

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Consumer Users: Symantec

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Corporate Users: F-Secure

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Corporate Users: Kaspersky Lab

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Corporate Users: Kaspersky Lab

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Corporate Users: Symantec

AV-TEST BEST PERFORMANCE 2016 AWARD

BEST PERFORMANCE for Consumer Users
Kaspersky Lab: Internet Security
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BEST PERFORMANCE for Corporate Users
Bitdefender: Endpoint Security
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BEST PERFORMANCE for Corporate Users
Kaspersky Lab: Small Office Security
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There should not be a trade-off between good protection and working speed of the protected systems. The fact that no trade-off is necessary was proved above all by three products in the 2016 test series, thanks to an exceptionally low resource load with simultaneously strong protection: The AV-TEST BEST PERFORMANCE 2016 AWARD in the category of consumer users goes to Internet Security from Kaspersky Lab, whereas a total of two products came out on top in terms of performance solutions for corporate users: Endpoint Security from Bitdefender and Kaspersky Lab's Small Office Security.

Consumer Users: Kaspersky Lab

BEST PERFORMANCE for Consumer Users: Kaspersky Lab Internet Security

"Kaspersky's Internet Security Suite is once again among the peak performers of security programs – not only in fending off malware programs but also in terms of speed."
Guido Habicht, CEO AV-TEST GmbH

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Corporate Users: Bitdefender

BEST PERFORMANCE for Corporate Users: Bitdefender Endpoint Security

"The fact that you don't need to trade good protection for speed in the protected systems was impressively demonstrated by Bitdefender's Endpoint Security solution in our annual year-long tests."
Guido Habicht, CEO AV-TEST GmbH

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Corporate Users: Kaspersky Lab

BEST PERFORMANCE for Corporate Users: Kaspersky LabSmall Office Security

"Small Office Security from Kaspersky Lab is a logical choice for companies requiring a secure solution with low use of resources."
Guido Habicht, CEO AV-TEST GmbH

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Consumer Users: Kaspersky Lab

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Corporate Users: Bitdefender

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Corporate Users: Kaspersky Lab

AV-TEST BEST USABILITY 2016 AWARD

BEST USABILITY for Consumer Users
Kaspersky Lab: Internet Security
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BEST USABILITY for Corporate Users
Kaspersky Lab: Enpoint Security
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BEST USABILITY for Corporate Users
Kaspersky Lab: Small Office Security
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False malware warnings unsettle users and in a corporate network can also lead to a severe amount of additional overhead and costly downtimes, when benign applications are wrongfully blocked, for instance. Internet Security from Kaspersky Lab came out on top in 2016 with the lowest false positive rate in the category of consumer users. The AV-TEST BEST USABILITY 2016 AWARD for corporate user products was earned by the Kaspersky solutions, Endpoint Security and Small Office Security.

Consumer Users: Kaspersky Lab

BEST USABILITY for Consumer Users: Kaspersky Lab Internet Security

"Kaspersky Lab Internet security provides unobtrusive yet strong security, without unsettling users, and thus enables relaxed PC and Internet use."
Maik Morgenstern, CTO AV-TEST GmbH

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Corporate Users: Kaspersky Lab

BEST USABILITY for Corporate Users: Kaspersky Lab Endpoint Security

"Kaspersky Lab Endpoint Security helps companies to cut costs effectively thanks to low support overhead and good protection."
Guido Habicht, CEO AV-TEST GmbH

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Corporate Users: Kaspersky Lab

BEST USABILITY for Corporate Users: Kaspersky Lab Small Office Security

"With Kaspersky Lab small office security, small companies in particular have a solid protection solution requiring low maintenance overhead for a maximum of security."
Andreas Marx, CEO AV-TEST GmbH

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Consumer Users: Kaspersky Lab

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Corporate Users: Kaspersky Lab

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Corporate Users: Kaspersky Lab

AV-TEST BEST REPAIR 2016 AWARD

BEST REPAIR for Repair with Security Suite
Avira: Antivirus Pro
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BEST REPAIR for Repair with Cleaning Tool
Kaspersky Lab: Virus Removal Tool
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The AV-TEST BEST REPAIR 2016 AWARD among the Internet security suites was garnered by Antivirus Pro from Avira, thanks to top performance in the clean-up of infected Windows systems and simultaneous rescue of infected files. In the comparison of stand-alone clean-up tools for Window systems, the Virus Removal Tool from Kaspersky Lab proved to achieve the best results after malware attacks.

Repair with Security Suite: Avira

BEST REPAIR for Repair with Security Suite: Avira Antivirus Pro

"Avira Antivirus Pro proves to be a good helper in case of a successful malware attack, and also does not leave users out in the cold when it comes to saving infected files."
Andreas Marx, CEO AV-TEST GmbH

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Repair with Cleaning Tool: Kaspersky Lab

BEST REPAIR for Repair with Cleaning Tool: Kaspersky Lab Virus Removal Tool

"Following a virus attack, the system not only has to be freed of pesky malware threats, but important files also need to be rescued and restored. Kaspersky's Virus Removal Tool handles this task with flying colors."
Maik Morgenstern, CTO AV-TEST GmbH

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Repair with Security Suite: Avira

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Repair with Cleaning Tool: Kaspersky Lab

AV-TEST BEST ANDROID SECURITY 2016 AWARD

BEST ANDROID SECURITY for most secure Android app
Bitdefender: Mobile Security
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BEST ANDROID SECURITY for most secure Android app
Sophos: Mobile Security
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The fact that mobile devices running on Android are especially under attack was manifested by the massively increasing malware statistics collected by AV-TEST throughout the year. A total of two products proved to offer optimal solutions in protecting Android smartphones and tablets during the previous test year. That is why the AV-TEST BEST ANDROID SECURITY 2016 AWARD goes to Mobile Security from Bitdefender and the Sophos security app, Mobile Security.

BEST ANDROID SECURITY: Bitdefender

BEST ANDROID SECURITY for Most secure Android app: Bitdefender Mobile Security

"Mobile Security from Bitdefender offers a wide array of useful security features for Android devices and excelled in fending off Android malware by delivering outstanding results."
Guido Habicht, CEO AV-TEST GmbH

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Sicherste Android-App: Sophos

BEST ANDROID SECURITY for Most secure Android app: Sophos Mobile Security

"The Android protection from Sophos offers superb malware detection, combined with well-devised security features.”
Andreas Marx, CEO AV-TEST GmbH

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BEST ANDROID SECURITY: Bitdefender

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Sicherste Android-App: Sophos

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