Windows 11: Endpoint Security in the test

Windows 11: Endpoint Security in the test

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Since Windows 11 is increasingly becoming the standard system in companies as well, the AV-TEST laboratory tested 17 solutions for endpoints in companies and an additional 16 products for individual workstations or home office notebooks. The results show small surprises, but no disaster.

Malware such as Trojans, ransomware or data stealers always storm the weakest point in companies: the end point with employees who usually have other high skills than cybersecurity, for example. Since companies are increasingly relying on new PCs and thus also Windows 11, the AV-TEST laboratory tested 17 endpoint solutions. In addition, 17 packages for individual users were examined.

16.000 true malware attacks per solution

The comprehensive test examines each security solution for its protective effect (protection), system load (performance) and usability (usability). The laboratory awards up to 6 points for each test area. The table contains a large number of products that have achieved the maximum number of 18 points. Others have a very good 17,5 points, such as the local Windows Defender in the Enterprise version. Only 4 of the 17 business solutions are below this. The worst candidate still gets an impressive 16,5 points.

The picture is very similar for the single-user versions. Only individual product values ​​are slightly weaker, but do not fail the test. Here, too, Windows Defender under Windows 11 shows reliable protection values.

17 products for business users

🔎 17 endpoint solutions tested under Windows 11 (Image: AV-TEST).

  • 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

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Another 16 protection packages as a single-user solution in the test

🔎 Testing 16 single-user solutions under Windows 11 (Image: AV-TEST).

  • 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
  • Total AV
  • Trend Micro Internet Security

More about the test results of the single-user solutions

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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


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