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AV-Comparatives Awards 2022

Security software vendors were awarded for their achievements during cyber threat testing in 2022 by AV-Comparatives.

After a two years break due to Covid, it is possible to host the award ceremony on-site and handing over the Vendors’ awards in person.

As in previous years, major awards were for the best Windows security products in the Consumer Main-Test Series. This subjects consumer security products to several demanding tests, covering different protection scenarios, false positives, and system performance impact.

The “Product of the Year” award for the best overall results went to Bitdefender, for its excellent performance in 2022 Main-Test Series.  Avast, AVG and Kaspersky also achieved exceptional results in the year’s tests, for which they were rewarded with “Top-Rated Product” awards.

Amongst the products tested by AV-Comparatives in 2022 were: security programs for Windows consumer devices, macOS and Android; EPP (endpoint protection) and EPR (endpoint prevention and response) products for enterprise; anti-phishing and parental control products. Overall, AV-Comparatives performed more tests than ever, to keep up with the cybercriminals.

AV-Comparatives’ test methodologies are designed to provide rigorous tests that emulate real-life scenarios. A certification by the Austrian test lab is a guarantee of an effective and reliable product.

Both the Consumer and Enterprise Main-Test Series consist of a number of different individual tests, which together provide an all-round assessment of the products’ capabilities. These were: Real-World Protection Test (protection against Internet-borne malware); Malware Protection Test (protection against malware on the local area network or external device); Advanced Threat Protection Test (protection against targeted attacks); Performance Test (impact on system speed); False Positives Test (number of false alarms).

The following vendors (in alphabetical order) received awards for their products in AV-Comparatives’ tests of 2022 – please click on the vendors’ name to see details:

Acronis, Avast, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, Cisco, CrowdStrike, Cybereason, Elastic, ESET, Fortinet, G Data, K7, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, McAfee, Microsoft, Norton, Palo Alto Networks, Panda, Securion, Sophos, TotalAV, Total Defense, Trellix, Trend Micro, VIPRE, VMware, WatchGuard.