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Norton Security Receives the AV-TEST Award for Best Protection!

by Norton_Team

It’s official! Norton Security has won ‘Best Protection’ for home users in the 2015 AV-TEST Awards for its “high security performance protection without exception in all the certification tests”*.  

It’s a pretty big deal when anyone wins an award but we’re even more excited that not only has Norton Security been recognized as the best consumer protection but our Symantec Enterprise Protection for corporate users has received the award too. 


What does being AV-TEST certified actually mean for you and the safety of your information?

The Av Test is performed by The Independent IT-Security Institute - a leading organization that evaluates and rates security suite software. This year they tested and reviewed 27 security apps with ours topping the list for protection and almost achieving full marks in the detection of android malware.

Our services were been put through some serious testing to see just how well we perform, and in each of the 6 independent certification tests, Symantec Norton Security achieved 99.9% percent protection under various Windows and android test systems. The industry average is around 97 to 99% so that’s pretty impressive stuff...

….but we’re not actually kicking back and celebrating just yet, because every hour of every day new threats are emerging and in order to detect nearly 100 percent of malware on android devices it takes continued, preemptive action from us to keep you, your data, and your devices safe anytime, anywhere.

"Symantec Norton Security consistently proved in the 2015 test series

that it is the most secure product for home users in the category of PROTECTION." -- Andreas Marx, CEO AV-TEST GmbH


“Also in the other test categories of performance and usability, the product constantly demonstrated good to excellent results….”

Most of us and our families are now living so much of our lives in the digital world, a world that’s changing at a pace few thought possible that even as we sleep our information is being targeted in ever increasing and inventive ways. Whether at home or on the move we are forever in the cyber world with devices connected round the clock and according to AV-TEST certification, you be sure our service is giving you the best protection around but it’s been rigorously independently tested and verified.

Cybercriminals will never get my information, I’ve heard of all the ways they can get to it, haven’t I?

I mean come we’ve all had them, that email from our long lost relative who happens to be royalty or the surprise $60million lotto win in a country you’ve never heard of, let alone visited! These are the kind of scams we laugh about but in today’s cyber world criminals are using technology in new and ever evolving ways to get to your information. From large scale hacking of organizations to fake Facebook scams, their attempts to get to your data grow as our daily lives become more entwined in technology.


Remember that crazy camera app you downloaded but never used, or that social network you signed up to but haven’t visited in 2 years? More and more we’re leaving a digital footprint that’s growing and we risk sharing too much personal information so it’s vital to think about the long-term consequences on our privacy.

We’re ready for tomorrow, are you?

In the not so distant future we will be utilizing more of our mobile world with digital wallets or accessing home or medical services in the internet of things (IOT) so isn’t now the right time to think about the right security software for all of the connected devices in your home?

Being prepared for rapid response is essential in cyber security and achieving ‘Best protection’ for home and corporate users in the AV-TEST certifications has taken some work but that doesn’t mean our Star team is taking this recognition likely. 

Their getting ready for tomorrow’s security threats, priming their reaction to future threats and technologies so as to help make you and your families information safe and secure.


*Norton Security awarded Best protection in the 2015 AV-Test award:

This entry was posted on Wed Feb 24, 2016 filed under online safety and online security

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