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
Eight corporate solutions from industry-leading vendors took part in the
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
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:
against malware infections (Protection);
and repair of an infected system (Repair);
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
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.
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.”
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.
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.