March test checked how effectively popular security products combat malicious
attacks in common, real-world situations, such as web browsing and working with popular
applications like Adobe Reader, Flash, and Java. Since clicking on malicious
URLs is the most common vector of infection currently used by cybercriminals, the
Windows 7 test computer attempted to open malicious links to test the
protection offered by each solution.
prepared 422 infection scenarios in which various vulnerabilities and malware
samples were used. Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 successfully blocked every
attack. Along with Kaspersky Lab’s solution, 20 other popular antivirus
products participated in the testing.
This is not for the
first time that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 has proved its effectiveness
in real-world protection tests. In December 2012 the product earned an
ADVANCED+ rating in the similar but longer-running testing which was conducted
between August and November 2012. The previous version of Kaspersky Internet
Security 2012 also received AV-Comparatives’
highest certificate in similar tests held in July 2012.
Director of Anti-Malware Research
“We spend a great deal of
time and effort on developing a whole range of proactive technologies to detect
and block malware and on our research into this area. There is no other way to
provide reliable protection in real-world situations - and the results of the
Real-World Protection Test prove this.”
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.
* 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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