AV-TEST The best Windows antivirus software for business users (September - October 2021)

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Gandalf_The_Grey

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During September and October 2021 we continuously evaluated 18 endpoint protection products using settings as provided by the vendor. We always used the most current publicly-available version of all products for the testing. They were allowed to update themselves at any time and query their in-the-cloud services. We focused on realistic test scenarios and challenged the products against real-world threats. Products had to demonstrate their capabilities using all components and protection layers.
Test results:
Excel file:
https://www.av-test.org/fileadmin/Tests/Data/2021/avtest_summary_business_windows_2021-10.xlsx
Charts:
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Titles in the charts are incorrect... 😢
https://www.av-test.org/fileadmin/Tests/Charts/2021/avtest_charts_business_windows_2021-10.zip
 
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cruelsister

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Whom would you favorably recommend based on your current testing experiences?
Noting that the protection afforded by any Business/Corporate security product is directly proportional to the ability of those administering it, I prefer Comodo Enterprise, Palo Alto and Symantec. Kaspersky is fine, but may be unacceptable for some.

But again, the single most important thing is to have competent (and well paid) people with a sufficient budget to run things properly. Without this in place things tend to go bad rather quickly.
 

Kiss

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Noting that the protection afforded by any Business/Corporate security product is directly proportional to the ability of those administering it, I prefer Comodo Enterprise, Palo Alto and Symantec. Kaspersky is fine, but may be unacceptable for some.

But again, the single most important thing is to have competent (and well paid) people with a sufficient budget to run things properly. Without this in place things tend to go bad rather quickly.
Here in my country Comodo is considered a joke, a company without credibility, I remember back when this company sold certificates to criminals to attack big companies, they simply certified malware with trusted certificates (n)

Everyone should read it, I bet everyone will after that run away from this company: NÃO USE produtos da Comodo. Entenda os motivos.
 
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Chuck57

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Here in my country Comodo is considered a joke, a company without credibility, I remember back when this company sold certificates to criminals to attack big companies, they simply certified malware with trusted certificates (n)

Everyone should read it, I bet everyone will after that run away from this company: NÃO USE produtos da Comodo. Entenda os motivos.
Yet, it seems Comodo is not a joke. Remember a few months ago.......

“Fortunately, we had installed Comodo advanced endpoint protection (AEP) on two PCs as part of a trial and proof of concept for the customer – and the only two machines with zero infection were running Comodo,” said Andrew.

“That is the best endorsement for a security solution in a real world, side-side comparison against a live ransomware attack. If I hadn’t seen it, I would not have believed it”

 

Andy Ful

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... I remember back when this company sold certificates to criminals to attack big companies, they simply certified malware with trusted certificates (n)
That happened to all leading Certification Authorities, even Microsoft did certify malicious drivers a few times. Such cases cannot be taken seriously to decrease the credibility of Comodo.:(
 
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