This year, AV-TEST laboratory presented 12 awards for anti-virus vendors in the categories: Protection, Performance, Usability, Repair and Protection of Android.
The awards were split between household and corporate products, and presented separately for mobile solutions.
Each of the products recognized withstood certification tests performed by the laboratory throughout the year 2015 and achieved top ratings.
The awards were presented to representatives of vendors February 17, 2016, and below we present an overview of the results.
1. BEST PROTECTION 2015 AWARD
The AV-TEST BEST PROTECTION 2015 AWARD goes to the winner in the category of protection against malware. Symantec Norton Security is receiving the award in the area for home users, and the award goes to Symantec Endpoint Protection in the area of corporate solutions.
2. BEST PERFORMANCE 2015 AWARD
Each test examines which product has the least negative influence on the speed of a Windows PC. The AV-TEST BEST PERFORMANCE 2015 AWARD in the home user field goes to two products due to a tie score: Bitdefender Internet Security and Kaspersky Internet Security. The best corporate solution in this category is Bitdefender Endpoint Security.
3. BEST USABILITY 2015 AWARD
In the category of usability (influence on user-friendliness), the laboratory examines whether the products unsettle the user with false positives or wrongly block harmless websites. The AV-TEST BEST USABILITY 2015 AWARD in the area of home users goes to two products due to a tie score: Avira AntiVirus Pro and Kaspersky Internet Security. For corporate products, the solution from Intel Security with McAfee Endpoint Security earned the award.
4. BEST REPAIR 2015 AWARD
Which security suite and which repair tool can repair a Windows system best after a malware attack? The laboratory resolved this question in elaborate tests throughout the year 2015. In this category, it is decided which security suite and which stand-alone clean-up tool is most effective in removing the malware and repairing the system afterwards. The AV-TEST BEST REPAIR 2015 AWARD goes to the Avira Antivirus Pro security suite and to the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool cleaner.
5. BEST ANDROID SECURITY 2015 AWARD
After 6 tests per product in 2015, it has now been determined which apps best protect mobile devices with an Android system. The AV-TEST BEST ANDROID SECURITY PRODUCT 2015 AWARD goes to Bitdefender Mobile Security for best overall performance throughout all test categories. The second award, BEST PROTECTION, for the best annual performance in the single category of protection goes to Sophos Mobile Security.