People often wonder, “What’s the best antivirus?” A lot of vendors will claim that their product is the best in the industry. The industry’s dirty secret is that much like a fighting game, there are tiers. If you get a security solution that detects and remediates 99% of malware (or higher) then you’ll be set with the best antivirus. But, is getting high marks on those tests really that important? Yes. There are two major reasons:
1. The testing agencies are unbiased and independent.
Unlike other testing sites, companies cannot buy their way to a higher ranking. It’s impossible to bypass certain areas of testing where they are weaker. Because these agencies have their reputations to uphold, there are no participation medals. Being scored as one of the best antivirus means they earned it.
2. The testing process is very rigorous.
When an antivirus is submitted for scrutiny, it’s required to perform in numerous tests. Nowadays it isn’t good enough to be able to clean up a computer after running a deep scan. Real-time advanced active protection needs to clean malware as soon as it hits your PC, even if it’s malware your antivirus has never seen before. On top of that security software needs to offer high usability and good performance. You don’t want a product that will drag down your speed. The only way you can be truly confident about your product is if it participates in tests.
A lot of mid-tier and low-tier competitors (we’re not picking a fight) will boast about their effectiveness based on their refusal to participate in testing. TThey argue that the tests are outdated and no longer necessary. Somehow that makes people believe they’ve got the best antivirus solution? We at VIPRE Security disagree. Having a high level of transparency is invaluable for our customers. It helps you know that when VIPRE says we’re top-tier, you know that we’re not just blowing smoke.
VIPRE’s Test Scores
With that in mind, we’d like to tell you about our recent test scores in both Consumer and Enterprise testing. Our antivirus that protects your home Mac and PC continues to get over 99% protection rates in AV Comparatives’ real-world testing. (VIPRE Vendor Page, Most Recent Real-World Fact Sheet, and Malware Protection test results from March)
VIPRE Protects Businesses
If you’re looking for the best antivirus for a company, then you’ll also want to look into our enterprise security test scores as well. At Enterprise level, VIPRE Endpoint Security Cloud had a 100% blocked rate in the most recent testing. (Most Recent Real-World Test Fact Sheet)
When it comes to picking the best antivirus for you, we would recommend choosing a top-tier security product with excellent customer service. VIPRE does our best to satisfy both of those criteria. People looking to protect their home PCs and personal devices can feel safe with VIPRE protecting them. Anyone looking into protecting their business or small office will benefit from VIPRE Endpoint Security Cloud’s ability to protect multiple devices across a network.
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