Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 Named Top Product of 2012 by AV-Comparatives
Woburn, MA –January 28, 2013 – Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of security
and threat management solutions, today announced that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 is once again at the top of the
list in AV-Comparatives’ “Product of the Year 2012” end-of-year round-up. The
independent testing lab published its final summary of consumer protection test
results conducted throughout 2012 in January 2013, and the Kaspersky Lab tied
for the best overall performance. This repeats the success of 12 months ago,
when Kaspersky Internet Security posted the best combined score of all 2011
testing, winning the “Product of the Year 2011.”
The experts at AV-Comparatives summed up the
results of all research conducted in 2012.
The final report collates the results of nine tests
conducted to evaluate the quality of a product’s protection against unknown
threats, the number of false positives, performance and other security
The Kaspersky Lab solution earned the highest
ADVANCED+ rating in all but one of those tests.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 took first place
in the overall testing results, sharing the top position with a product from
In 2012 Kaspersky Lab’s consumer
solutions – Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 followed by Kaspersky Internet
Security 2013 – delivered consistently impressive results in AV-Comparatives
testing. In Whole Product Dynamic Testing, one of the most challenging tests
designed to check the system for protection against real-world threats,
Kaspersky Lab products twice received the highest ADVANCED+ award. Out of nine
possible ADVANCED+ awards in 2012, Kaspersky Lab won a total of eight.
This consistent success prompted
AV-Comparatives experts to award Kaspersky Lab the title of Top Rated 2012. This acclaim comes
principally from the results of the protection technology testing – this
prestigious prize could not be awarded to any product which didn’t return a 100%
record in Real World tests.
Kaspersky Lab also received gold
medals in the following categories:
Proactive Malware Detection 2012 – for effective proactive technologies
dealing with the detection of new and unknown threats. The experts paid particular
attention to false positives - products with numerous errors did not receive
Malware Removal 2012 – for high-quality cleanup of malicious
programs on infected computers.
This haul of prestigious awards
is rounded-out by the company’s impressive performances in the following
Dynamic Protection 2012 – for reliable protection against real-world
threats with a negligible number of false positives.
On-Demand Malware Detection 2012 – for a high level of malware detection
using file scanners.
Lowest False Positives 2012 – for a low number of false positives, which
users often rate as being as important as reliable anti-malware protection.
Anti-Phishing 2012 – for reliable protection against phishing.
As a result, Kaspersky Lab solutions finished tied for first-place in
the overall rating along with a Bitdefender product. According to AV-Comparatives: “both Kaspersky
Lab’s and Bitdefender’s products were equally good, and both worthy of the
Product of the Year award.”
QUOTE: Oleg Ishanov, Director
Anti-Malware Research Kaspersky Lab “For our experts and developers, the year 2012 saw Kaspersky Lab’s
products in an exciting and intense competition for the right to be
called the best antivirus solutions, according to AV-Comparatives.org. We are proud that we have achieved such good
results and maintained our technological leadership in the industry by
demonstrating excellent results throughout the whole year. We’re also pleased that the quality of our
product was highly regarded by AV-Comparatives experts.”
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.
company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue
by Vendor, 2010. The rating was published in the IDC report Worldwide IT
Security Products 2011-2015 Forecast and 2010 Vendor Shares – December 2011.
The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint
security solutions in 2010.
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