comparatives-tests Comparative tests of antivirus software

At AV-Comparatives we limit the number of participants in our tests to usually around 16-20 vendors and our aim is to include only good and reliable products/vendors. To achieve this, we have devised various requirements to be met in order to be included in the testings. This also aids us identify and filter out rogue anti-virus vendors.

Single Product Reviews / Tests

Often, anti-virus vendors rely on AV-Comparatives to give them an unbiased and competent feedback regarding their new product features or feature updates.

These tests and reviews of products are often done on behalf of magazines or vendors, to show how the software works and provide valuable data regarding the product’s overall performance, or to help the vendors to improve their software by pointing out weaknesses.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.0

We compared the malware and exploit protection of Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 against some other business products (i.e. Cylance, McAfee, Microsoft, Sentinel One, Sophos and Trend Micro) – see the results in the report below.

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Anti-Malware Software for Storage Systems – NetApp

Storage systems are becoming more and more important, especially with big data. From small local firms to big global players, companies need data to be available fast but also reliably and securely.

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About AV-Comparatives

AV-Comparatives is an independent organization offering systematic testing that checks whether security software, such as PC/Mac-based antivirus products and mobile security solutions, lives up to its promises. Using one of the largest sample collections worldwide, it creates a real-world environment for truly accurate testing. AV-Comparatives offers freely accessible results to individuals, news organizations and scientific institutions. Certification by AV-Comparatives provides an official seal of approval for software performance which is globally recognized. Currently, AV-Comparatives' Real-World Protection Test is the most comprehensive and complex test available when it comes to evaluating the real-life protection capabilities of antivirus software. Put simply, the test framework replicates the scenario of an everyday user in an everyday online environment – the typical situation that most of us experience when using a computer with an Internet connection. AV-Comparatives works closely with several academic institutions, especially the University of Innsbruck’s Department of Computer Science, to provide innovative scientific testing methods.
If you plan to buy an Anti-Virus, please visit the vendor's site and evaluate their software by downloading a trial version, as there are also many other features and important things for an Anti-Virus that you should evaluate by yourself. Even if quite important, the data provided in the test reports on this site are just some aspects that you should consider when buying Anti-Virus software.

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