Symantec and Norton nab Best Protection award from AV-Test Institute

AV-TEST evaluates the efficiency of endpoint security solutions through a rigorous certification process.

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Symantec and Norton nab Best Protection award from AV-Test Institute Marx: "For the second consecutive year, Symantec has achieved the highest protection scores simultaneously in both the business and consumer protection categories -a feat no other company has accomplished."
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  February 2, 2017

AV-TEST Institute recently awarded Symantec Endpoint Protection and Norton Security the Best Protection Award 2016.

Winning it for a second consecutive year, Symantec has become the first company to win the prestigious award in both the business and consumer categories, two years in a row. 

Both Symantec Endpoint Protection and Norton Security successfully thwarted trial attacks from AV-TEST's six certification tests. The closest competitor missed twice as many live zero-day threats.

Andreas Marx, CEO, AV-TEST, commented: "For the second consecutive year, Symantec has achieved the highest protection scores simultaneously in both the business and consumer protection categories -a feat no other company has accomplished."

He added: "Symantec Endpoint Protection and Norton Security demonstrated impressive security protection in the 2016 testing series, particularly in comparison to competing solutions. Our rigorous testing resulted in Symantec coming out on top with the most secure solutions for both organizations and consumers."

Adam Bromwich, vice president, Symantec Security Technology and Response, Symantec said: "As the pace and sophistication of cybercriminals advance, its Symantec's number one priority to continually innovate our solutions.

"This year we released advanced machine learning technology and sophisticated zero-day exploit protection to keep our customers protected from the latest attack techniques. Combined with the artificial intelligence capabilities of our big data telemetry network, our solutions make it nearly impossible for attackers to penetrate the endpoints we protect, helping to ensure our consumer and business customers stay safe." 

AV-Test is a globally recognised body that through the use of independent testing practices, evaluates the efficiency of endpoint security solutions against advanced attacks. The body measures the security detection of more than 100,000 current threats.

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