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Avast Awarded “Product of the Year” by Security Test Lab, AV-Comparatives

Avast Awarded “Product of the Year” by Security Test Lab, AV-Comparatives

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Avast (LSE:AVST), the global leader in consumer cybersecurity products,
today announced that Avast Free Antivirus has been awarded “Product of
the Year 2018” by one of the industry’s most prestigious testing labs,
AV-Comparatives. AV-Comparatives is an independent test lab that is
known for its rigorous testing of security software products. The
“Product of the Year” award is given to the antivirus product that
consistently performs the best throughout the year. While product
pricing is not part of the tests’ assessment criteria, with this award,
Avast Free Antivirus beat all paid security products tested by
AV-Comparatives.

“AV-Comparatives is one of the industry’s leading independent antivirus
testing institutions, so winning the ‘Product of the Year’ award is like
winning the world championship of antivirus products. The recognition of
Avast Free Antivirus as ‘Product of the Year’ is a testament to our
technological leadership in the cybersecurity space,” said Ondrej Vlcek,
President, Consumer, at Avast. “Whether it’s new types of crypto-mining
attacks, banking trojans, or increasingly sophisticated phishing
campaigns, the complexity of threats is constantly evolving. In 2018, we
saw the dawn of adversarial AI and the growth of IoT devices as a
growing target for hackers. Staying ahead of these threats requires
continued technological progress and innovations, and that’s exactly
what we’re focusing on at Avast.”

Avast’s threat detection network is among the most advanced in the
world, protecting hundreds of million users globally by using big data
and machine learning technology to analyze and block around 1.5 billion
threats every month.

Avast was named winner of the coveted “Product of the Year” award after
it achieved an Advanced+ classification in every test carried out by
AV-Comparatives in 2018, scoring highly in protection against real-world
threats. Reviewers also praised Avast Free Antivirus for its clear,
modern, touch-friendly interface and comprehensive Smart Scan feature.
In addition to this highest accolade, Avast also achieved the Gold Award
for the Malware Protection Test.

Every year, AV-Comparatives tests about 18 Windows compatible security
products as part of its annual security report. All products are tested
on the ability to: protect against real-world threats, identify
malicious programs, provide protection without slowing down the PC, and
remove malware that had already infected a PC. The highly coveted
“Product of the Year” accolade is awarded to the product which receives
the highest overall scores across all of the tests in the Public
Consumer Main Test Series.

“The robust protection of PCs has become extremely important in the face
of increasing threats and attacks. It’s for this precise reason that we
subject these products to rigorous testing every year,” said Andreas
Clementi, Founder and CEO of AV-Comparatives. “Across all seven tests
Avast achieved the highest standard, and we’re delighted to name it as
our ‘Product of the Year’.”

Avast Free Antivirus’ award-winning malware protection core technology
is also included in its family of consumer security products: Avast
Internet Security, Avast Premier and Avast Ultimate, as well as in its
Avast Business Endpoint offering.

The full report can be found here: https://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/avc_sum_201812_en.pdf

About Avast:
Avast (LSE:AVST) is the global leader in
digital security products. With hundreds of million users online, Avast
offers products under the Avast and AVG brands that protect people from
threats on the internet and the evolving IoT threat landscape. The
company’s threat detection network is among the most advanced in the
world, using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies
to detect and stop threats in real time. Avast digital security products
for businesses and PC and Mac users are top-ranked and certified by
AV-Comparatives. Visit: www.avast.com

About AV-Comparatives:
AV-Comparatives is an independent
organization offering systematic testing that checks whether security
software, such as PC/Mac-based antivirus products and mobile security
solutions, lives up to its promises. Using one of the largest sample
collections worldwide, it creates a real-world environment for truly
accurate testing. AV-Comparatives offers freely accessible results to
individuals, news organizations and scientific institutions.
Certification by AV-Comparatives provides an official seal of approval
for software performance which is globally recognized. Visit: https://www.av-comparatives.org/

Published at Thu, 07 Feb 2019 16:00:00 +0000