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

F-Secure solutions top industry with most consistent Best Protection accolades over the last 10 years.

Helsinki, Finland – March 9, 2021: Cyber security provider F-Secure has won its eighth and ninth Best Protection Awards from AV-TEST for home and business users respectively, along with a Best Performance award for home users. Thanks to its industry-leading technology, F-Secure is the only company with products that have won an AV-TEST Best Protection award in 7 out of the last 10 years, giving it the most consistent track record in the industry.

“Not only did F-Secure Protection Service for Business and SAFE products provide the highest level of protection throughout 2020, but SAFE also led the field in resource-conservation,” says Maik Morgenstern, CTO of AV-TEST.

"F-Secure always strives to gain and maintain the trust of our customers by providing them the best protection against the world's worst threats,” says F-Secure Tactical Defense Unit's Anthony Melgarejo, service owner for the company’s preventive protection capabilities. “We're glad to see that our continuous improvements to stay on top of the ever-changing threat landscape are making an impact. Providing best-in-class class protection without compromising speed is not an easy feat, which makes this accomplishment particularly satisfying."


The Tactical Defense Unit has been focusing on developing defensive mechanisms and preventative measures that address current and near-future security problems. F-Secure’s systems analyze an average of 7 billion online queries, 6 billion behavioral events, and millions of suspicious URLs and malware samples daily. Utilizing the cloud and industry-leading artificial intelligence, F-Secure’s protection technology is strong enough to take on advanced threats yet agile enough to minimize any impact on the system.

A leading international and independent service provider in IT security and anti-virus research, AV-TEST institute’s prestigious Best Protection award is based on a total of monthly tests of Windows protection throughout the year. Premier 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’ consistently in all the six tests conducted by the institute in 2020.

“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, who don’t have to choose between the best protection and the best performance,” says Melgarejo.

F-Secure SAFE is available for home use through retailers, operator partners and the F-Secure e-store. F-Secure TOTAL includes SAFE bundled with an award-winning VPN and 24/7 identity monitoring and account protection.

F-Secure Protection Service for Business delivers cloud-native endpoint security and works as seamless business security offering with vulnerability management, patch management, and detection and response in a single lightweight software package available through an extensive global network of resellers and service providers.


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