Woburn, MA – April 25, 2014 – Kaspersky Internet Security for Android earned top marks in recent independent testing of mobile security products conducted by AV-TEST in March 2014. Kaspersky Lab’s solution successfully blocked all threats and received the highest rating from the test lab for its performance.
AV-Test analyzed products from different vendors on their effectiveness of protecting against mobile cyber threats. This was done by using 2,266 malware samples that were active at the time of testing. The products were also assessed on the number of false positives generated and their impact on performance, battery life and Web traffic.
A total of 31 solutions were tested on the Android 4.3 operating system. During testing, the products used their default settings and were allowed to update their antivirus databases, use all available protection tools and query their in-the-cloud services.
Kaspersky Internet Security for Android identified and neutralized 100 percent of the malware samples, compared with a 95 percent average score for all participating solutions. The solution produced zero false positives and did not have any substantial impact on the resources of the mobile device. This earned Kaspersky Internet Security for Android a score of 13 points out of 13, and a “Certified” award.
Kaspersky Lab’s security solution for Android devices has repeatedly been successful in independent testing. In January 2014, Kaspersky Internet Security for Android received the highest score in the Android Malware Detection Test, conducted by PC Security Labs, for demonstrating high-level protection against mobile cyber threats.
Viktor Chebyshev, Mobile Threat Research Group Manager
“The main task of a mobile security solution is to secure user data from cybercriminal actions and prevent the device from turning into a source of spam or other cyber attacks. When a user chooses a solution, its impact on the device’s performance often becomes a major factor. So it is important that a security product for smartphones and tablets ensures high-level protection against cyber threats and, at the same time, does not affect the user experience. The AV-Test study has demonstrated that Kaspersky Internet Security for Android fully meets this requirement.”
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.
* 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.
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