Kaspersky Anti-Virus Earns Top Award for Heuristic Detection in Independent Test
Woburn, MA – September 12,
2013 –Kaspersky Lab today announces that
Kaspersky Anti-Virus earned the top Advanced+ award in the heuristic and behavioral
testing by the
independent testing organization, AV-Comparatives.
The solution achieved this award for successfully detecting and blocking 94
percent of the 1,109 malware samples during the test.
The tests aim to determine how
effectively security solutions could cope when confronted with previously
unknown malware samples not found in antivirus databases. During the test,
security solutions had no access to the Internet. The specialists at
AV-Comparatives compiled an array of malware which had appeared after the
antivirus databases of the solutions were last updated. These conditions were
intended to assess how well heuristic technologies detected malicious samples
based on their behavior.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus is an
advanced solution that delivers essential security protection to the user’s computer.
The product includes a number of key Kaspersky Lab technologies that deliver further
protection from emerging threats. In August, Kaspersky Lab released the latest version
of the product – Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 – with improved security
technologies, including Automatic Exploit Prevention, a technology developed to
combat attacks via exploits.
Quote: Oleg Ishanov,
Director of the Anti-Malware Research Unit Kaspersky Lab “We are pleased by our product’s excellent performance in this test
because it proves it can provide reliable protection even if the latest
versions of its antivirus databases are unavailable for some reason. Proactive
technologies are the future of the antivirus industry and we will continue to
actively develop them.”
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.com.
Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Peter Firstbrook, John
Girard, Neil MacDonald, January 2, 2013.
* *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.