17 endpoint solutions for Windows 10 Pro tested

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After about a year at the latest, even laypeople know what a cyber war means and what collateral damage it can cause to completely uninvolved companies. The AV-TEST laboratory tested and evaluated the performance of 17 endpoint products.

For the best protection of company and employee PCs with Windows, the AV-TEST specialists tested 17 protection products in the laboratory. The results show that the market offers very good security solutions for companies. However, individual products cannot quite keep up.

Ukraine war: collateral damage to companies

🔎 17 endpoint solutions in the laboratory: AV-TEST also recognizes many solutions (Image: AV-TEST).

Last year there was repeated bad news about companies caught in the cyberwar attack between Ukraine and Russia. In some cases there was collateral damage, although companies do not deliver anything to these countries or are not involved in production. In some cases, the use of a service or technology that was affected by attacks had devastating consequences.

In order for companies to be well prepared against such side effects, the Windows PCs of the employees in particular should use a perfect defense mechanism against cyber attacks. For this purpose, the AV-TEST laboratory tested 17 security solutions currently available on the market for protecting employee PCs with Windows in companies. The laboratory test took place in May and June 2023 under the Windows 10 Professional version that is widely used in companies. The test was run twice in a row to get a meaningful result and not just a snapshot.

  • AhnLab V3 Endpoint Security
  • Avast Ultimate Business Security
  • Bitdefender Endpoint Security
  • Bitdefender Endpoint Security Ultra
  • Checkpoint Endpoint Security
  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security
  • Kaspersky Small Office Security
  • Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
  • Microsoft Defender Antivirus (Enterprise)
  • Seqrite Endpoint Security
  • Sophos Intercept X Advanced
  • Symantec Endpoint Security Complete
  • Trellix Endpoint Security
  • Trend Micro Apex One
  • VMware Carbon Black Cloud
  • With Secure Elements Endpoint Protection
  • Xcitium Client Security

Each individual program had to repel almost 16.000 real malware attacks, taking into account all protection features such as URL/Web filtering, behavior-based detection and heuristics in the test against zero-day threats and common malware. In the counter-check, over 1,3 million benign websites and files were checked that should not be recognized (false alarm test).

Test conclusion: Many outstanding endpoint solutions

Companies often have different requirements as to what equipment an endpoint solution should have. Based on this test, they can focus on that as well. Because the AV-TEST laboratory has shown the important values ​​for protective effect, system load and usability with this test. The final result contains 9 products with the maximum achievable 18 points and another 6 products with very good 17,5 points. This means that 15 solutions have earned the additional TOP PRODUCT award.

🔎 Single-user security solutions for Windows tested by AV-TEST (Image: AV-TEST).

In addition, the laboratory tested other single-user versions for Windows. Here is the list of participants:

  • AhnLab V3 Internet Security
  • Avast Free Antivirus
  • AVG Internet Security
  • Avira Security for Windows
  • Bitdefender Internet Security
  • F-Secure SAFE
  • K7 Computing Total Security
  • Kaspersky default
  • Malwarebytes Premium
  • McAfee Total Protection
  • Microsoft Defender Antivirus (Consumer)
  • Microworld eScan Internet Security Suite
  • Norton Norton 360
  • PCMatic Application Allowlisting
  • Protected.net Total AV
  • Trend Micro Internet Security
More at AV-TEST.org



AV-TEST GmbH is an independent provider of services in the field of IT security and anti-virus research with a focus on the identification and analysis of the latest malware and its use in comprehensive comparative tests. The fact that the test data is up-to-date enables the quick-response analysis of new malware, the early detection of virus trends, and the investigation and certification of IT security solutions. The results of the AV-TEST Institute represent an exclusive information base and serve manufacturers for product optimization, specialist magazines for the publication of results and end customers for orientation in product selection.

The company AV-TEST has been operating in Magdeburg since 2004 and employs more than 30 people with profound specialist and practical experience. The laboratories are equipped with 300 client and server systems in which more than 2.500 terabytes of self-determined test data of harmful and harmless information are stored and processed. Further information can be found at https://www.av-test.org.


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