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AV-TEST Recognizes Symantec Endpoint Security With Two Awards for 2023

We celebrate success in AV-Test’s 20th anniversary year

In the latest 2023 AV-TEST evaluation period, Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) is the only product to win the prestigious Best Protection and Best Advanced Protection awards from AV-TEST.

SEP once again stopped thousands of malicious samples drawn from real-world threats and other sources.  In a landscape where few can claim such a feat, SEP blocked every single one of these threats. This consistent track record speaks volumes about the reliability and effectiveness of SEP in safeguarding against evolving cyber threats.

Clinching the Best Protection award yet again reaffirms SEP's unparalleled defense capabilities. Additionally, our solution was honored with the Best Advanced Protection award, underscoring its ability to repel sophisticated and multi-stage attacks right from the initial access point.

Joe Chen and Adam Bromwich with the AV Tests awards
Joe Chen and Adam Bromwich with the AV Tests awards

Reflecting on AV-TEST’s Reputation

As AV-TEST marks its 20th anniversary and thirteenth award ceremony in 2024, it's a milestone year for both the testing lab and the cybersecurity industry as a whole. Over the past two decades, AV-TEST has solidified its reputation as a trusted authority in evaluating security solutions. We congratulate  Andreas Marx, Maik Morgenstern, and the entire AV-TEST team on this achievement. 

At Symantec, we eagerly participate in AV-TEST's evaluations and those of other reputable labs to showcase the strength of Symantec Endpoint Security.  We are confident in our protection capabilities, honed through years of innovation and expertise.

Commendations from AV-TEST

"For two decades, Symantec has participated in AV-TEST’s protection evaluations, showcasing its consistent dedication to protection against current threats," said Maik Morgenstern, CEO of AV-TEST. "In the 20th anniversary year of the institute, Symantec deserves a word of thanks, along with recognition for its remarkable achievements. We are pleased to present two awards: Best Protection and Best Advanced Protection for Corporate Users on Windows. The entire team at AV-TEST sends words of congratulations to the team from Symantec for this well-deserved recognition".

Underscoring the Power of Symantec Endpoint Security

The threat landscape continues to evolve and change.  By participating in third party evaluations customers can see that Symantec Endpoint Protection, year in and year out, has kept pace with these changes.  Superior protection demands consistency, and our ongoing evolution in protection technology has provided that, as these test results show.  An early innovation was our move to advanced machine learning and behavioral analysis, allowing Symantec to catch both known and unknown threats.  Our investment in a multi-layered defense has paid off with our IPS technology stopping most threats from ever entering the environment, reducing security analysts’ workloads. Our Adaptive Protection technology is in place just as it becomes more critical to prevent Living-off-the-Land attacks without interrupting normal business operations.  Our constant innovation ensures consistent and superior protection into the future.

It is worth noting that Symantec Endpoint Protection is only one part of Symantec's advanced endpoint capabilities. Symantec Endpoint Security Complete also includes Active Directory exploit protections, application control, and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and protects all endpoints including workstations, laptops, mobile phones, tablets, and servers. Holistic in its approach, SES Complete delivers comprehensive protection for modern digital environments.

As we celebrate Symantec's success at AV-TEST's 20th anniversary awards, we reaffirm our commitment to innovation and excellence in cybersecurity. With Symantec Endpoint Security leading the charge, organizations can confidently navigate the digital landscape, knowing that their endpoints are fortified against even the most advanced threats.

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About the Author

Joe Chen

VP Engineering, Symantec Enterprise Division

Joe is the Vice President of Engineering at Symantec, a Division of Broadcom. He leads the core engineering and the global Symantec security response organization. In this role, he oversees all research, development and security operations.

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