Kaspersky Internet Security Achieves Highest Possible Score in AV-Test’s Bi-Monthly Certification
Woburn, MA – January 31, 2014- Kaspersky Labannounces that its flagship security
solution for home users, Kaspersky Internet Security 2014, earned the highest possible score in AV-Test’s Bi-Monthly Certificationconducted
from November-December 2013. The
Kaspersky Lab product outperformed 23 competitors that were also tested, with only
one other solution achieving the same score.
Internet Security achieved a perfect score, earning 18 out of 18 points overall.
The Kaspersky Lab solution neutralized all of the malicious samples prepared by
the testers without significantly affecting computer performance.
was done on a 64-bit version of Windows 8.1 – the latest version of the
operating system, which was released by Microsoft in October 2013. The
methodology used during testing imitated the way a home user would implement
the security solution. The products could employ any anti-malware technologies
available to them, including the ability to query cloud services if this
capability was provided by the vendor. The threat collection used in the test
included over 19,000 samples of malware. Of these, 110 of the samples were not widespread malware at the time of testing and therefore
could help determine the
product’s effectiveness against the latest cyberthreats.
during November and December, AV-Test evaluated security products for corporate users on Windows 8. Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business scored 17 points out of 18, successfully blocking 100
percent of malicious samples in the test collection.
Nikita Shvetsov, Deputy CTO
Kaspersky Lab “In most cases, the capabilities
built into the operating system are not sufficient to safeguard users from
cyberthreats, which are growing in number every day. Any new platform quickly
becomes targeted by cybercriminals. This is why dedicated solutions developed
by experienced vendors, such as Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky
Endpoint Security for Business, are needed to provide reliable protection.”
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 16-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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