Woburn, MA – June 9, 2014 – Kaspersky Lab today announces that its Cyberthreat Real-Time Map project has been awarded 'CUTTING EDGE PROJECT OF THE WEEK' by Favourite Website Awards (FWA) and Adobe. The Cutting Edge award recognizes projects with a commitment to moving the Web forward by leveraging the latest features and technologies in modern browsers and setting new standards and expectations around what is possible on the Web.
The dynamic 3D world map visualizes the sheer volume of viral detections in real time. The data comes from Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), Kaspersky Lab’s globally distributed cloud-based infrastructure. The types of displayed threats include malicious objects detected during on-access and on-demand scans, email and Web antivirus detections, as well as objects identified by vulnerability and intrusion detection sub-systems.
Users can zoom in and out of either a globe or a flat map to pinpoint the major threats and identify the most infected areas in the world. A breakdown of each country’s level of infection can be triggered with a click, along with the ability to directly select a specific country and share statistics across popular social media platforms.
The Cyberthreat Real-Time Map microsite was designed and built by Minivegas, an integrated creative production company based in Amsterdam. As a winner, the project will be in the running for The Cutting Edge Project of the Year, to be decided by public voting from September-October 2014.
For more information, visit Kaspersky's Cyberthreat Real-Time Map: A Guide.
Eugene Chereshnev, Chief Mobile Business Officer
“There are literally millions of attempts to steal consumers’ private data every day – in 2013 we blocked more than 5 billion cyber-attacks on user computers and mobile devices. We are currently processing about 315,000 unique malware samples every single day. Not many people are aware of that. All that we as a brand care about is your safety and that of your family and friends when online. The CyberMap is a great way to see what is really going on in a very clear and informative way – which fits perfectly to our goal. The Cutting Edge award is a real coup for the project. Clearly, we have created a service that people were looking for and we promise to keep evolving it.”
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 16-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.com.
FWA is an industry recognised internet award program and inspirational portal, established in May 2000. The Favourite Website Awards is the most visited website award program in the history of the internet, with over 170 million site visits as of November 2012.
Minivegas is an integrated production company, working across four key disciplines of digital, live action, animation & visual fx and experiential, creatively driven to make exciting experiences that engage real people. Learn more at www.minivegas.net.
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* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2012. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2013–2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares (IDC #242618, August 2013). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2012.
 Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) is a complex distributed infrastructure dedicated to processing depersonalized cybersecurity-related data streams from millions of voluntary participants around the world. It delivers Kaspersky Lab’s security intelligence to every partner or customer who is connected to the Internet, ensuring the quickest reaction times and maintaining the highest level of protection.