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Constantly on Top – Kaspersky Internet Security wins another top independent award

Kaspersky Lab today announces that Kaspersky Internet Security, its security solution for home users, took first place for its protection capabilities and received AV Comparatives’ highest Advanced+ award in an independent four-month test. In the March-June 2013 edition of the independent organisation’s Whole Product Dynamic Real-World Protection test, Kaspersky Lab’s solution blocked 99.9 per cent of all threats unleashed in the testing.

The testing was designed to analyse how effectively security solutions could detect and block ‘In the Wild’ threats: AV-Comparatives experts only used those malware samples which were found in real-world Internet malware attacks from March to June 2013.

The testing was conducted on computers running under Windows 7 with popular applications installed such as Adobe Reader, Flash, Flash Player ActiveX, Apple QuickTime, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Office, NET Framework, Mozilla Firefox, Oracle Java, and VideoLAN VLC Media Player. Cybercriminals often seek to exploit vulnerabilities in these products when targeting PC users.

The test used 1,972 different threats and Kaspersky Lab’s product blocked all but two of them. Other products which earned the highest ranking in the test missed up to 27 items. At the same time, Kaspersky Internet Security returned only one false positive, against an average of eight among its rivals.

Over the four months of testing, Kaspersky Internet Security’s result never dropped below 99.8 per cent. In March and May the solution delivered 100 per cent protection, helping secure its top status.

“The nature of the IT security industry, unlike many other related areas of software development, makes it impossible to rest on the laurels of one good product and release only sporadic updates. A top-quality security solution demands constant work to improve malware-detection technologies. This ultimately results in the consistently high level of protection which our product provides. Long-term tests, such as the test by AV-Comparatives, are very useful as they clearly demonstrate the quality of such solutions,” said Oleg Ishanov, Director, Anti-Malware Research at Kaspersky Lab.

AV-Comparatives is one of the most authoritative international testing organisations. The methodology used by its experts to test security products is commonly recognised and has repeatedly received high awards from IT security experts. To find more information on AV-Comparatives testing results, please visit the organisation’s website.

To learn more about Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Lab technologies designed to combat cyberthreats, see the company’s website at http://www.kaspersky.com/

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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