AV-TEST 16 Security Solutions for Corporate Users – in a 6-Month Endurance Test

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When companies opt for a security solution, their investment is deployed for a long period of time. That is why it is all the more important to know which solution provides the best protection in an endurance test. AV-TEST examined 16 endpoint security products over a 6-month period.

In the latest endurance test from July to December 2020, the lab from AV-TEST examined a wide array of 16 endpoint security solutions for corporate users. The endurance test quickly reveals the effectiveness of a security solution's most important component, the endpoint security. The lab put all the solutions through standardized tests in the categories of protection, performance, and usability. All products in the endurance test were examined each month in the specified test categories. Thus, there were a total of 6 test rounds, which are summarized in the findings.

Per category, each solution can earn up to 6 points, i.e. 18 in total. The endpoint security products from Kaspersky, Microsoft, Symantec, and Trend Micro completed the test with this top score. Hot on their heels was F-Secure with 17.8 points. The products from AhnLab, ESET, Bitdefender, Avast, G Data and McAfee followed close behind with excellent 17.7 to 17.5 points. By comparison: in the standard test from AV-TEST, products completing the test with 18 to 17.5 points normally receive additional recognition.

The broader field included Seqrite with 17.3 and Sophos with 17 points. Afterwards, the point totals continued to decline: Bitdefender 16.5, FireEye 16.4, VMware 15.0 points.

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