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Bitdefender excels in independent tests, winning six AV-TEST 2017 Awards

March 2018


Corporate and home-user products by Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity technology company protecting 500 million users worldwide, won Best Protection 2017 and Best Performance 2017 awards for outstanding defense against online threats and minimal impact on system resources.

GravityZone Endpoint Security and Bitdefender Internet Security each won both awards after a year of rigorous testing by AV-TEST, the globally prominent independent analysis and testing firm.

Bitdefender Internet Security also proved to be the best solution when handling a malware infection, winning AV-TEST’s Best Repair 2017 Award.

For protection of phones and tablets, Bitdefender Mobile Security scored the Best Android Security 2017 Award after tests showed it completely protects corporate users deploying a BYOD strategy, effectively securing the ever-growing number of private devices.


This is the fourth straight year that Bitdefender’s solutions have won AV-TEST’s Best Performance Award, proving once again that Bitdefender’s Best Protection technologies are having the lowest influence on the system speed. To measure the impact, AV-TEST is taking in consideration typical actions like launching popular websites, copying files, launching standard software applications, etc.

AV-TEST’s Best Protection award recognizes the ability of the Bitdefender solutions to prevent and block all types of malware, including those never before seen. Backed by many patents pertaining to machine-learning algorithms for detecting malware and other online threats, deep learning and anomaly-based detection techniques play a vital role in proactively fighting new and unknown threats.

“We are honoured that, for the past four years, the annual AV-TEST independent test has confirmed Bitdefender’s ability to consistently offer the highest grade of protection and performance,” said Viorel Canja, Senior VP Cyber Threat Intelligence at Bitdefender. “These results reflect our dedication to protecting our customers and providing products that go above and beyond to address their needs.”

AV-TEST evaluates whether the targeted device was compromised or not, and not specify which technology or where along the attack chain the security product blocked the malware. This approach positions AV-TEST among the top independent test labs offering relevant results for the end users, with a focus on how the product will protect the user in the “real world.”

Last month, Bitdefender won another important industry recognition, AV-Comparatives’ Product of the Year award, after scoring Advanced+ ratings in tests throughout 2017 covering the categories of Real World Protection, Performance, Malware Protection, False Alarms and Malware Removal.