Woburn, MA – April 29, 2014 - Kaspersky Lab’s protection solution for home users, Kaspersky Internet Security 2014, led the way for the number of blocked cyber threats in the AV-Comparatives File Detection Test of Malicious Software, conducted in March 2014.
Unlike other AV-Comparatives tests, this test evaluated one of the basic functions of a protection solution – its ability to detect and block dangerous software at the very first stage, when downloading or copying it onto a device or during on-demand scanning. Additional levels of protection such as remediation or the behavioral analysis of running files, are not taken into consideration.
In addition to the Kaspersky Lab solution, 22 other antivirus solutions from leading vendors were tested. The products were allowed to access cloud-based services and scan all archives, files and folders on the computer. The database included 125,977 specially selected samples of malware, all of which were widespread in the last few months.
The test showed that Kaspersky Internet Security blocked 99.8 percent of attacks, a result no other product could match. This earned Kaspersky Lab’s solution the highest Advanced+ award from AV-Comparatives.
This is not the first time Kaspersky Lab products have received top scores from AV-Comparatives. Most recently, AV-Comparatives named Kaspersky Internet Security the “Product of the Year.” Also, in November 2013 Kaspersky Internet Security earned first place in the Whole Product Dynamic “Real-World” Protection and Malware Removal tests.
Oleg Ishanov, Director of Anti-Malware Research
“In practice, a security solution will normally use a range of measures to ensure the device and its user’s data are safe from cyber threats. If malware does make it into the system, it can be stopped later, when it tries to launch its malicious activity. However, the earlier it is blocked, the better for the system and the user. This test conducted by AV-Comparatives demonstrates how effectively our solution detects malicious files before they have a chance to run, thus ensuring the highest possible levels of protection for our customers.”
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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