AV-Comparatives, the independent ISO certified testing lab for security software and mobile security solutions, has announced McAfee as winner of its 2021 Product of the Year Award.
Throughout 2021, AV-Comparatives subjected 17 consumer Windows security products to long-term testing to gauge their ability to protect against internet threats, identify malicious programs, defend against targeted attacks, and provide protection without slowing down a PC. In these assessments, McAfee received 6 Advanced+ Awards and one Advanced Award. It took a Gold Award for the Malware Protection Test, along with joint Silver Awards for the Real-World Protection and Advanced Threat Protection Tests. A review found its user interface to be clean, modern and touch-friendly and the McAfee Firewall co-ordinated perfectly with Windows settings.
Avast, AVG and Bitdefender all won Outstanding Product Awards, with Kaspersky winning the Top-Rated Product Award.
Andreas Clementi, Founder of AVComparatives, said: “Congratulations to McAfee and the other award-winning vendors. Whilst all of the AV solutions in our tests achieved an acceptable level overall, some outperformed others. We are happy that last year’s tests helped several vendors to find bugs in their software and that this information contributed to improving the products.
“AV-Comparatives conducts the most rigorous tests on the market, so vendors whose products were recognised with an award should take this as a recognition of excellence.”
The Product of the Year Award is given to the AV solution with the highest overall scores across all the tests in the Public Consumer Main Test Series and is based entirely on a product’s technical capabilities rather than any other factor such as cost.