(Woburn, MA) – MAY 29, 2007 – Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that protect against viruses, spyware, hackers and spam, today announced that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 has been honored with accolades from both PC World magazine and Virus Bulletin for its outstanding performance.
PC World is the most widely read computer and business publication. Virus Bulletin is an authoritative international publication on computer malware and spam.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 (KAV) is the Company’s core personal anti-virus product that has set new standards for protecting individual computer users against viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware and rootkits. KAV -
· Is consistently ranked by independent testing labs as the top rated premium solution for detecting viruses and spyware (AV-Comparatives.org);
· Offers the fastest outbreak response time of all anti-malware solutions according to independent studies (AV-Test.org*);
· Continues to push out more anti-malware updates per month than any other competitive solution and offers standard automated hourly anti-malware updates against the latest threats; and
· Requires the lowest system resources of any anti-malware software (CNET).
PC World’s review considered eight leading stand-alone anti-virus applications and their virus and spyware capabilities as related to Vista.
*Testing was done in partnership with AV-Test.org.
PC World Quotes:
“Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0, shines for its top-notch malware detection and disinfection rates. It boasts a 96 percent detection rate, and cleaned 86 percent of all items in our disinfection tests.”
--June 2007 issue
“It is also the fastest at delivering new signatures out of the eight tested programs, with an average response time of 0 to 2 hours.”
-- June 2007 issue
“PC security is as important as ever, and Kaspersky's fast response to outbreaks makes this a first-rate tool for locking down your PC.”
-- July 2007 issue
Virus Bulletin published a comparative review of Windows Vista-compatible anti-virus solutions for home users. In addition to malicious program detection rates, the test examined the effect of various anti-virus products on overall system performance. The Beta version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 was awarded a VB100 for its detection of threats in the wild and also scored the best rating when measuring how much a system was slowed by the scanning of files, archives and documents when the products were configured with default settings.
“These prestigious awards are tangible recognition of Kaspersky’s ongoing commitment to providing our customers with the highest-quality of protection against viruses and other forms of malware,” said Randy Drawas, vice president of marketing, Kaspersky Lab, Inc. “We are very pleased that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 has twice been singled out as the top antivirus product by these two well-respected publications.”
Kaspersky was also recently recognized by SC Magazine for its enterprise solution, Kaspersky Open Space Security. Kaspersky won “highly commended” in three categories of the prestigious awards: Best Anti-Malware Solution; Best SME Security Solution; and Security Product of the Year. It was also a finalist in four categories of the awards: Best Anti-Malware Solution; Best SME Security Solution; Security Product of the Year; and the Innovation Award for Technology. The SC Magazine awards showcase the best products and services in the information security industry, and are voted for by both readers of the international IT security magazine and an independent judging panel.
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab delivers the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing and spam. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and the industry’s fastest outbreak response time for large enterprises, SMBs, home users and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of more than 100 of the industry’s leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.