Kaspersky Internet Security Blocks All Zero Day Attacks in Independent Test
Woburn, MA – August 22, 2013 - Kaspersky Lab announces today that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 for home
users delivered a 100% success rate in blocking Zero Day threats during the
AV-Test’s two-month security evaluation.
The solution also scored 16.5 points out of 18 for its protection capabilities,
performance and usability.
The test involved 26 security solutions from world-renowned vendors.
AV-Test’s experts focused on how well each product handled a wide range of
threats – including Zero Day attacks – as well as their ability to distinguish
between legitimate software and malware, or safe and dangerous websites.
Kaspersky Lab’s product did well in every test, including blocking all 132 malicious
Zero-day attacks unleashed by the organizers –attacks which use breaches in
legitimate software that have not been repaired. In addition, Kaspersky
Internet Security made only three false detections, compared to the industry
average of 12 false positives, according to the testing results.
Overall, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 tested well in the protection
and usability categories, securing a six out of six score for both. In the
performance category, Kaspersky Lab was awarded 4.5 out of 6, against an
industry average of 3.8. The combined total score resulted in Kaspersky Lab
taking second place in the testing overall.
Kaspersky Internet Security has repeatedly proved its worth under
independent testing: at the end of June, AV-Comparatives awarded the solution
its highest Advanced+ rating based on the results of a rigorous four-month
test. In late May, Dennis Technology Labs praised Kaspersky Internet Security
2013 for its strong performance in urgent threat protection tests.
Shvetsov, Deputy CTO (Research) at Kaspersky Lab “We are paying close attention to developing our proactive detection
methods, since these are the best ways to combat unknown threats. These AV-Test
results prove that efforts have been successful – our customers are safely
protected from unknown malware.”
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.
Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Peter Firstbrook, John
Girard, Neil MacDonald, January 2, 2013.
* *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.