Once again, Avast scores 100% in antivirus endpoint protection by AV-TEST | Avast Business

Looking for strong endpoint protection for Windows 10 environments? Avast Business Antivirus just scored 100% again in the latest January and February test by AV-TEST. The independent IT-security institute recently shared its scores across 16 leading endpoint security products for Windows 10 systems, evaluating products on protection, performance, and usability. Along with a perfect score in protection, Avast Business Antivirus also scored well in the other two categories.

During a two-month period, AV-TEST continually evaluated Avast Business Antivirus and other vendors’ solutions with a focus on making the test as realistic as possible and challenging each solution against real-world threats. Each product had to demonstrate its capabilities using all components and protection layers.

We always appreciate a chance to promote our great test scores – but don’t just take it from us. Mike Snyder, 25-year IT veteran and Information Systems Director at Oregon’s Umatilla-Morrow Head Start agency, recently shared his thoughts on our AV. “I’ve always been a fan of Avast AV free and the latest business version provides exactly what we need for our employees at an incredible price. Avast Business Antivirus does an excellent job catching things before there’s a problem and sometimes that’s not the case with other AV solutions. This is an awesome and affordable security product – and one that I have considered the best in its class for years.”

Here’s a look at our AV-TEST results:

Protection

In the protection test against real-world threats, including malware infections such as viruses, worms, or Trojan horses and zero-day malware attacks, Avast Business Antivirus detected and blocked 100% of AV-Test’s 228 samples.  An additional 4,877 malware samples, discovered four weeks before the results were shared, were introduced in the test and again, Avast Business detected 100%. For the protection category, Avast Business Antivirus scored a 6 out of 6.

Performance

To test performance, our software was evaluated for its impact on computer speed and every day actions, such as launching websites and apps, downloading and installing software, and copying files. This was conducted on both a standard PC and a high-performance PC. Avast Business Antivirus scored high again with a 5.5 out of 6.

Usability

To test usability, which can be defined here as how easy or intuitive the software is, AV-TEST looks for false warnings or blockages when visiting websites, false detections and warnings on legitimate software, and false blockages of actions when using legitimate software. Out of over 1.5 million samples used, Avast Business Antivirus only had 3 false positives, earning a score of 5.5 out of 6.

With 16 vendors in this latest test, you can see the multiple market options for AV.  Yet only one, Avast Business, brings the protection power fueled by the largest, most globally dispersed threat detection network. Our hundreds of millions of active users provide a continual stream of data that helps us quickly identify and destroy any threat and predict future ones. Our cloud-based machine learning engine is constantly evolving and learning, making our AV smarter and more powerful than ever. To echo the praise from Mike at Umatilla-Morrow Head Start, this is strong protection at an ‘incredible price.’  Read more about our AV-TEST results here or test it out today by downloading a free trial of our Avast Business Antivirus.

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