Kaspersky Internet Security Earns First Place in Six-Month Endurance Test
Woburn, MA – May 8, 2014 - Kaspersky Internet Security was rated as the best protection
solution following an endurance test carried out from September 2013 to February
2014 by the independent laboratory, AV‑TEST. Kaspersky Lab’s product achieved top scores for its malware
detection while also maintaining a lower system load than any other tested
AV-TEST’s endurance test is an extended study in which
different internet security suites are analyzed over three two-month periods on
three different operating systems — Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. This
testing method helps to find the best solution by analyzing its effectiveness
on a long-term basis, unlike traditional tests that can only demonstrate the
capabilities of the protection at a given moment in time.
experts evaluated 24 security suites from different vendors in three categories.
The first category, protection, tested the combined ability to detect a reference
set of malware and to identify new pieces of previously unknown malware. The second
category, system load, demonstrated the impact of the security suite on system
performance and measured delays in the installation or execution of programs,
website responses and data downloads. The last category, usability, assessed the correct
identification of legitimate programs and websites.
Internet Security received the best
results over the six months of testing, scoring 17.8 out of a maximum possible
total of 18 points. It earned 6.0 out of 6.0 points in usability and protection,
detecting 100 percent of 60,000 known pieces of malware. Also, it identified
all of about 400 samples of zero-day malware in
a real-world test conducted by visiting recently infected websites and opening
suspicious e-mail attachments. Furthermore, Kaspersky Internet Security earned
5.8 out of 6 in system load, beating its nearest rival by 0.3 points.
Lab’s products constantly show high results in AV-TEST’s endurance tests. In
their previous similar long-term research conducted from January to June 2013, Kaspersky Internet Security achieved
a creditable second place. Kaspersky Lab’s R&D experts constantly work on
improving the products’ usability and optimizing the use of system resources, which
helped Kaspersky Internet Security achieve the highest score in the most recent
Oleg Ishanov, Director Anti-Malware Research
Kaspersky Lab “Users of modern security suites
don’t want to be disturbed either by viruses or by antiviruses. The solution’s
ability to avoid excessive drain on system resources and avoid false positives
is just as important as its primary function of detecting and neutralizing
malware. Kaspersky Internet Security’s impressive results in this test reflect
the optimal comfort level our customers enjoy in addition to unquestionable
security for their systems.”
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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