Press Release

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows a Clear Winner in Latest AV-Test Evaluation

Woburn, MA – November 29, 2012 - Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows came out on top in independent testing of business security solutions conducted by AV-Test throughout September and October 2012.

Quick Facts

  • Eight corporate solutions from industry-leading vendors took part in the testing
  • Three categories of tests evaluated the products’ protection capabilities, their ability to repair an infected system and their overall usability
  • The results placed Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows in first place, well ahead of the rest of the field

Test Results

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows scored an impressive 16.5 points out of a possible 18 for all three categories and was the clear winner among the corporate security solutions for workstations. The product detected all of the widespread threats included in the AV-Test collection. Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows neutralized 92% of the very latest complex malicious samples in September’s tests, with the figure rising to 100% neutralization for testing conducted in October. Kaspersky Lab’s corporate solution detected all of the malware found on the infected test system and removed the vast majority of malicious objects, earning top marks for the second group of tests.

In addition, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 did not generate any critical false warnings when scanning Windows and Office applications that were downloaded and installed by the AV-Test experts. During a full system scan of more than 650,000 popular programs and sites, the Kaspersky Lab product made one mere detection mistake which the experts described as one of the least critical.

The impressive performance by the Kaspersky Lab solution meant it successfully passed AV-Test certification and scored considerably higher than the other solutions.

How The Tests Were Performed

The in-depth analysis by AV-Test consists of three test categories:

  • Protection against malware infections (Protection);
  • Cleaning and repair of an infected system (Repair);
  • Product impact on the usability of a computer (Usability).

The first category of tests saw the security solutions installed on a clean system running Windows 7 Ultimate with Service Pack 1. The AV-Test experts then emulated attacks on the computer by opening malicious attachments, visiting infected sites or copying malicious files from removable devices. The products were expected to detect and block all threats.

The second group of tests was conducted on operating systems infected with 40 different malicious objects. Each participating product had to remove all active malware components and remediate any modifications to the system.  The concluding round of tests assessed how the solutions affected system performance. These tests by AV-Test also checked for false positives when installing legitimate software.

Quotes

Oleg Ishanov, Head of Anti-Malware Research
Kaspersky Lab

“The experts at AV-Test don’t just focus on the protection capabilities of the product but also look at other important factors such as the ability to repair a system. That’s why we attach great importance to the results from AV-Test. We’re also pleased to see that no matter how tough the tasks set by independent experts, our corporate solution continues to achieve excellent results.”

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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 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for consumers, SMBs and enterprises. The company 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.