Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 shows high efficiency in AV-Comparatives’ Real-World Protection Test
Woburn, MA –May 28, 2013
– Kaspersky Lab announced that its Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 consumer security solution has successfully
repelled the overwhelming majority of malicious attacks in a Real-World
Protection Test conducted in April 2013 by the authoritative Austrian antivirus test laboratory AV-Comparatives.
The Real-World Protection Test is designed to test the
ability of security solutions to manage attacks in real-world conditions by
replicating scenarios that commonly occur during everyday computer use. Such
scenarios typically involve web browsing and working with popular applications
such as Adobe Reader, Flash, and Java.
Testing of each
security solution in Windows 7 environments, the test designers prepared a
total of 545 infection scenarios involving the most recent vulnerabilities and
malware samples. Kaspersky Internet Security
2013 was among the best performers, missing just one malware sample. Twenty other popular security solutions from
other manufacturers also participated in the testing.
Kaspersky Internet Security
2013 has achieved consistently high test scores in real-world test conditions.
In March this year, the product achieved a 100% result in a similar
test conducted by AV-Comparatives. In December 2012, Kaspersky Internet
Security 2013 earned AV Comparatives’ top Advanced+
rating following the results of a similar, more rigorous test conducted from
August–November 2012. The product’s previous edition, Kaspersky Internet
Security 2012, also won the top award from
AV-Comparatives following a Real-World Protection Test conducted in June 2012.
QUOTE: Nikita Shvetsov, Deputy Chief
Technology Officer – Research Kaspersky Lab “With each new set of test results our product
repeatedly demonstrates a high level of protection from real-world threats.
This is thanks to a number of advanced antivirus technologies implemented in
Kaspersky Internet Security 2013. We place great emphasis on developing
proactive antivirus technologies to combat the ever-growing number of threats.
The results of the Real-World Protection Test show that this is the right
AV-Comparatives’ Real-World Protection Test is
one of the most authoritative professional tests in the sphere of IT security. This year, it has been
nominated for the Austrian government’s Constantinus
Award 2013, a leading award in computer science.
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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