Test: Endpoint solutions under Windows 11


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In September and October 2023, the AV-TEST Institute tested a total of 17 security solutions for companies and 17 packages for individual workstations under Windows 11 for their protective effect, system load and usability. Some products cannot withstand all attacks in the test.

The experts at AV-TEST examined 17 security solutions for companies in the laboratory. It was tested to see how well they stand up to malware. Each individual program had to fend off nearly 20.000 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 a million benign websites and files that should not be recognized were checked (false alarm test).

Protection solutions under Windows 11 in the test

🔎 17 products for companies were tested in the AV-TEST test laboratory (Image: AV-TEST).

The results are a bit mixed when you compare them, for example, with other results from previous months. Each product can receive a maximum of 18 points for its performance in the test. Although some products achieve this value, many others do not. The results go down to just 13,5 points. The highest score of 18 points was achieved by the solutions from Avast, Bitdefender, two versions of Kaspersky and Sangfor.

The following products for companies were tested

  • 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)
  • Sangfor Endpoint Secure Protect
  • 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

🔎 The laboratory also tested 17 single-user versions under Windows 11 (Image: AV-TEST).

The following 17 products were also tested for individual workstations in the laboratory:

  • AhnLab V3 Internet Security
  • Avast Free Antivirus
  • AVG Internet Security
  • Avira Security for Windows
  • Bitdefender Internet Security
  • Bkav Internet Security AI
  • F-Secure Total
  • 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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