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Kaspersky Internet Security named as industry best

Kaspersky Lab announces that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013, a security solution for home users, took top spot in the Home Anti-Virus Protection April – June 2013 testing, conducted by the independent expert organisation Dennis Technology Labs.

The Kaspersky Lab solution returned an effectiveness level of 97%, scoring 388 out of a possible 400 points to outstrip all its rivals in the test. According to the test results, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 qualifies for the top AAA status – the highest classification from Dennis Technology Labs.

The effectiveness of the solutions in the test was determined by their ability to react to threats in real-time, and to find and block threats during antivirus scanning. The number of false positives was also taken into account. The results showed that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 missed only one threat (while others missed 5.7 on average) and returned just one false positive (average 3.5).

All solutions faced a comparatively small set of 100 threats in the tests. Dennis Technology Labs chose the most urgent malware samples which were currently in use ‘in the wild’ at the time of testing.

“This award from Dennis Technology Labs is an acknowledgement of the quality of our solution’s functionality – its ability to cope with both thousands of known and unknown threats. The testing proves our product works effectively in real-world conditions and that’s something to be proud of,” said Nikita Shvetsov, Deputy CTO (Research) at Kaspersky Lab.

This is the second time in a row Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 has come out top in a quarterly test by Dennis Technology Labs. In May 2013 the expert organization named Kaspersky Lab’s solution the best following a similar test for the first quarter of the year.

A summary of the Dennis Technology Labs testing for home protection solutions is available on the organisation’s website.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.co.uk.

* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2011. The rating was published in the IDC report “Worldwide Endpoint Security 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares (IDC #235930, July 2012). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2011.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Alice Collins .

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