Anti-Malware Tools: Which solution is best?

IT Central Station users review the highest reviewed solutions in the anti-malware tools market


In the last six months, many cybersecurity professionals believe that security risks have increased. Malware has continued to grow in its effectiveness, and as attack surfaces get larger, there is even more strain on security teams to provide and implement adequate safety measures. As a result, many security leaders are now researching the latest anti-malware solutions and learning how to better defend their businesses.

Over 388,000 professionals have used IT Central Station research to inform their purchasing decisions. Their latest looks at the highest rated anti-malware tool , profiling each and examining what they can offer enterprise.

Here’s a breakdown of the key players currently active in the market:

Barracuda Email Threat Scanner

Average Rating: 9.0

Top Comparison: Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Overview: Using AI and API integration with Office 365, the Barracuda Email Threat Scanner quickly and effectively finds social engineering attacks currently sitting in your mailboxes.

Check Point Antivirus

Average Rating: 9.0

Top Comparison: N/A

Overview: Uses real-time virus signatures and anomaly-based protections from ThreatCloud™, extensive threat intelligence to proactively stop threats and manage security services.

CrowdStrike Falcon

Average Rating: 8.7

Top Comparison: CylancePROTECT

Overview: Unifies next-generation antivirus (AV), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service.

ESET File Security

Average Rating: 9.0

Top Comparison: ESET Endpoint Antivirus

Overview:  Built on 64-bit core and includes DLL modules to ensure more RAM saving, faster computer start-up times.

Hornetsecurity Spam and Malware Protection

Average Rating:  10

Top Comparison: N/A

Overview: Provides reliable protection against backscatter and bounce attacks.

McAfee MOVE AntiVirus

Average Rating: 8.1

Top Comparison: Trend Micro Deep Security

Overview: Optimises anti-malware protection for virtualised deployments, freeing hypervisor resources while ensuring up-to-date security scans are run.

Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Average Rating: 8.0

Top Comparison: Symantec End-Users Endpoint Security

Overview: The next-generation protection component of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

Norton Security Premium

Average Rating: 9.5

Top Comparison: Malwarebytes

Overview: Provides one easy solution to protect your computers, smartphones, and tablets, even on multiple operating systems.

ReversingLabs Titanium Platform

Average Rating: 9.0

Top Comparison: VirusTotal

Overview: Delivers advanced malware analysis and insights into destructive files and objects that address the latest attacks, advanced persistent threats, and polymorphic malware.


Average Rating: 9.5

Top Comparison: Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Overview: Prevents hackers from remotely accessing and controlling your device, and lets you know which apps have excessive permissions so you can decide whether they threaten your privacy.

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