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F-Secure wins AV-TEST’s Best Protection and Best Performance Awards

Jason Sattler

09.03.21 2 min. read

2012. 2013. 2014. 2016. 2018. And 2020. These are the years when the industry-leading technology behind F-Secure SAFE and Protection Service for Business has won AV-TEST’s prestigious Best Protection award.

That’s a consistency no other company in the cyber security industry can match. This consistency is only possible by staying ahead of a relentless criminal industry that is constantly trying, retrying, and refining any attack that works.

Here’s how we do it.

A unique focus

“These best-in-class awards prove that our unique focus on staying a few steps ahead of the threat landscape is paying off for our customers, says F-Secure’s Tactical Defense Unit Anthony Melgarejo, who leads the company’s preventive protection capabilities.

The Tactical Defense Unit focuses on creating developing defensive mechanisms and preventative measures that address current and near-future security problems. F-Secure’s systems average of 7 billion online queries, 6 billion behavioral events, and millions of suspicious URLs and malware samples daily. The constant flood of information makes sure Protection Service for Business and SAFE are ready to take on the latest threats, today, and tomorrow.

The other very good news from this year’s AV-TEST awards shows that the Best Protection from the world’s worst threats doesn’t have to come at the cost of draining a system’s resources.

Best Performance along with Best Protection

In addition to the Best Protection for both home and business users, F-Secure also picked up Best Performance for home users. That means customers get best protection against the world’s worst threats from a solution recognized for delivering less impact on a system than Windows’ native security.

Gone are the days when internet security suites demanded massive amounts of processing power that had a noticeable effect on PC performance. F-Secure’s protection technology applies massive amounts of threat intelligence utilizing the cloud and pioneering artificial intelligence and the result is a faster, safer experience.

That makes F-Secure perfect for users who demand the most from their systems, including gamers. With SAFE’s Gaming Mode, gamers can get the world’s best protection while postponing any CPU-heavy operations that might slow a session down.

To the test

A leading international and independent service provider in IT security and anti-virus research, AV-TEST institute’s Best Protection award is based on a total of monthly tests of Windows protection throughout the year. Security solutions are tested in real-life settings on how well they protect against threats users are most likely to face, as well as malware infections caused by zero-day attacks from malicious sites and emails.

F-Secure was awarded ‘Top Product’ in all the six tests conducted by the institute in 2020 and consistently earns AV-TEST’s ‘Approved’ designations for protecting macOS and ‘Certified’ designations for protecting Android.

Jason Sattler

09.03.21 2 min. read

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