2015 awards – For the fifth year in succession the AV-TEST Institute is awarding firms that offered the most efficient IT protection solutions.
On February 17, 2016, the independent institute AV-TEST is awarding the AV-TEST AWARDs to companies who developed antivirus software in 2015. The awards were assigned to products grouped in the categories “PROTECTION”, “PERFORMANCE” , “USABILITY”, “REPAIR” and “ANDROID SECURITY”. The experts divided each category in the user groups of home and corporate users
This is the first time that the AV-TEST awards the most interesting protection solutions in the security industry, the products were tested in the laboratory of the institute throughout the year 2015. The awards are divided into the user groups of home and corporate users
The AV-TEST BEST PROTECTION 2015 AWARD is assigned to the best protection software against malware, this year the experts assigned it to Symantec Norton Security for home users, and to Symantec Endpoint Protection in the area of corporate solutions.
The experts analyzed the impact of protection solutions on the speed of a Windows PC and assigned the AV-TEST BEST PERFORMANCE 2015 AWARD in the home user field to the products Bitdefender Internet Security and Kaspersky Internet Security, meanwhile the best corporate solution is Bitdefender Endpoint Security.
Antivirus solutions are becoming even more user-friendly, but experts who tested the different products assigned the AV-TEST BEST USABILITY 2015 AWARD in the area of home users to two products due to a tie score: Avira AntiVirus Pro and Kaspersky Internet Security. The award for the corporate products is assigned to a solution developed by Intel Security with McAfee Endpoint Security.
Which is the best repair tool for Windows systems after a malware attack? The researchers assigned the AV-TEST BEST REPAIR 2015 AWARD to the Avira Antivirus Pro security suite and to the Kaspersky Virus Removal.
Let’s close with the best solution to protect Android devices, the experts at AV-Test assigned the AV-TEST BEST ANDROID SECURITY PRODUCT 2015 AWARD to Bitdefender Mobile Security. This solution obtained the best performance throughout all test categories. The second award goes to Sophos Mobile Security.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.