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Symantec and Norton Security Solutions Win Six AV-TEST Institute Best Protection and Best Performance Awards


Symantec Only Company to Win Enterprise and Consumer Awards for All Solutions Tested

Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud and Norton Security Awarded Best Protection and Best Performance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world's leading cyber security company, today announced that Symantec and Norton security solutions won six AV-TEST awards, including the coveted Best Protection award for Norton Security, Symantec Endpoint Protection, and Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud, Best Android Protection for Norton Mobile Security, and Best Performance awards for Norton Security and Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud.

This marks Symantec’s fourth consecutive year winning Best Protection awards for Norton Security and Symantec Endpoint Protection, second consecutive Best Protection wins for Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud, and second consecutive year winning Best Android Protection for Norton Mobile Security, and inaugural Best Performance wins for Norton Security and Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud. Symantec and Norton products notably achieved 100 percent protection scores, blocking every attempted attack in the AV-TEST Institute’s rigorous tests. Additionally, Norton Mobile Security for Android, which shares advanced security technology with Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile, bested all mobile security competitors to be crowned the sole winner of AV-TEST Institute’s Android Security Award.

AV-TEST Institute is globally recognized for its rigorous independent testing methods that evaluate the effectiveness of endpoint security solution defenses against advanced attacks throughout the year. The organization puts each security solution to the test by delivering more than 1,000 live zero-day attacks via infected websites and emails, and over 65,000 active and widespread threats. AV-TEST uses new attacks each month, ensuring attackers' attempts to evade protection are fully tested. Symantec and Norton blocked every single attack in each of AV-TEST's six certification tests.

“It’s a tremendous achievement to win our prestigious AV-TEST awards for Best Protection, Best Performance, and Best Android Security,” said Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST. “In 2018, Symantec successfully eliminated the tradeoff between security and performance, achieving best protection across all solutions tested while also achieving best performance. Once again, Symantec was head and shoulders above the competition in this year’s testing, consistently delivering optimal protection for consumers and enterprises alike.”

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) is Symantec's flagship enterprise endpoint security solution, delivering unrivaled protection to meet the advanced security requirements of the cloud generation in a single, easy-to-use agent. This agent combines advanced features including advanced machine learning, zero-day exploit protection, behavioral analysis, deception technology, integrated endpoint detection and response, application isolation, and application control. SEP Cloud also offers best-in-class protection with an easy-to-use, security-as-a-service option for organizations with limited IT security resources.

Norton Security, Symantec’s consumer cyber security solution, helps consumers protect their personal devices and private information from today’s digital threats. Multi-layered protection technologies, with the addition of advanced machine learning, artificial intelligence and zero-day exploit protection proactively identify attacks and stop zero-day threats without slowing down a machine's performance. Norton Mobile Security for Android provides proactive protection for smartphones and tablets to safeguard online privacy and protect personal information against stealthy mobile cyber threats and online scams.

“The real-world tests used by AV-TEST reflect the latest threats – which are constantly getting more advanced,” said Adam Bromwich, senior vice president, Symantec Security Technology and Response. “We are honored to be recognized for our innovative machine learning-based protection with AV-TEST 2018 Best Protection awards for all our enterprise and consumer security solutions that were tested, and we are proud to be awarded Best Performance for delivering best-in-class protection and performance. This achievement is the direct result of our unparalleled, passionate team that works hard to build innovative technology to protect our customers no matter the threat.”

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About Symantec

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world's leading cyber security company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most important data wherever it lives. Organizations across the world look to Symantec for strategic, integrated solutions to defend against sophisticated attacks across endpoints, cloud and infrastructure. Likewise, a global community of more than 50 million people and families rely on Symantec's Norton and LifeLock product suites to protect their digital lives at home and across their devices. Symantec operates one of the world's largest civilian cyber intelligence networks, allowing it to see and protect against the most advanced threats. For additional information, please visit or connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

Jenna Torluemke
Symantec Corporation

Jenn Foss
Edelman for Symantec

Source: Symantec Corporation