AV-Comparatives Awards 2020 for Microsoft
Microsoft achieved creditable results in both the Consumer and the Enterprise Main Test Series run by AV-Comparatives in 2020. The tests covered different protection scenarios, system performance, and false positives.
AV-Comparatives’ tests are very carefully designed and executed to thoroughly and realistically simulate scenarios that face users in real life. Consequently, a certification by AV-Comparatives is a guarantee of an effective and reliable product. An “Approved Product” award means that the software has been rigorously checked to ensure that it will perform its intended task competently. It is an industry-recognised standard of quality.
AV-Comparatives’ tests have multiple aspects, to represent the different requirements of IT security solutions. Further awards highlight the effectiveness of individual programs in different protection scenarios, low false positives, and low impact on system performance. Users can thus see which programs score highly in the categories that matter most to them.
AV-Comparatives is an independent testing lab based in Innsbruck, Austria, that tests IT security products to see if they live up to their promises. AV-Comparatives is ISO 9001:2015 certified, having received a certificate from TÜV Austria for the scope “Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software”. AV-Comparatives is also the first av-test organisation to be certified by European Expert Group for IT-Security (EICAR) as an EICAR Trusted IT-Security Testing Lab.
AV-Comparatives Awards for Microsoft
Microsoft participated successfully in the Enterprise and Consumer Main Test Series.
It earned an Approved Business Security Product Award for both runs of the Enterprise Test Series, and an Approved Security Product Award for the consumer tests.
In the latter, it won two Advanced+ Awards, 1 Advanced, and 3 Standard. Its excellent results in the Real-World Protection Test earned it a Bronze Award for this category.