F-Secure Tops Industry with Fourth Consecutive Best Protection Award from AV-TEST

Businesses, partners and testers agree: F-Secure’s products are unparalleled.


F-Secure has won the Best Protection Award from the AV-TEST Institute, becoming the only vendor in the history of the prestigious award to win the honor four years in a row. The technology in F-Secure Client Security that won Best Protection 2014 after a year of impressive performance is also implemented in Server Security to provide top-notch protection in all F-Secure solutions.

“Since 2011, F-Secure’s security product has been a guarantee of high protection in corporate environments,” says Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST. The institute, a leading international and independent service provider in IT security and anti-virus research, gives the award to the best product of the year for Windows protection. Products are tested on how well they protect against current threats as well as malware infections caused by zero-day attacks from malicious websites and emails.

“The AV-TEST award is not simply a one-time evaluation,” says Pekka Usva, Vice President, Corporate Security at F-Secure. “It’s based on monthly tests throughout the year, so the winner must consistently produce excellent results. After four years in a row, there is no doubting the consistent top quality of our products, day in and day out.”

Reliable endpoint protection is the most critical link in both cyber security and traditional corporate security. As in order to attack corporate infrastructure an attacker must be able to establish a beachhead into the corporate systems. For years the spearhead of our effort has been in preventing the first infection from happening, thus stopping APT and other cyber attackers before they get started.

F-Secure Client Security guards corporate desktops and laptops with layered technology that prevents against both known malware and new, emerging threats. It integrates antivirus, firewall, antispyware, and rootkit scanning, plus browsing protection to detect and block harmful websites. F-Secure’s advanced DeepGuard engine provides behavior-based, heuristic protection against emerging targeted threats. Client Security Premium includes Software Updater to ensure operating systems and third-party applications are up to date, closing security holes that could otherwise be exploited.

Satisfied business partners and users
It’s not only AV-Test that’s raving about F-Secure. The people who rely on it to protect their reputation and assets agree. Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a customer loyalty metric based on the likelihood of a client or partner recommending a company’s product or services. F-Secure’s overall NPS among corporate business reseller partners has reached an excellent rating – nine out of ten partners are happy or extremely happy with F-Secure. Among corporate end users, 48% give F-Secure the highest scores, with users being most satisfied with the product’s ease of purchase and renewal, the level of protection and the overall match with their needs.