Press Release

Kaspersky Internet Security Named ‘Product of the Year’ by AV-Comparatives

Woburn, MA – January 21, 2014 - Kaspersky Lab announces that Kaspersky Internet Security, its flagship home user product, has received the “Product of the Year” award from the independent testing lab AV-Comparatives for consistently demonstrating the best results in testing throughout 2013. Out of 22 participating products, the Kaspersky Lab solution was the only one to achieve the top Advanced+ ranking in all tests.

AV-Comparatives selects the winners of its annual awards based on the total ranking of each assessed product during that year’s tests. Some of the tests, such as the Performance Test and File Detection Test, demonstrate the capabilities of separate protection subsystems. Others, like the Real-World Protection tests evaluate how well solutions combat cyber-threats while using its entire repertoire of protection tools. In every assessment from 2013, Kaspersky Internet Security provided to be a leading software solution.

In addition to announcing the top-performing products of the year, AV-Comparatives also reported an assessment of the usability of each security solution that was tested. Kaspersky Internet Security’s user interface was rated as “excellent,” noting that all important information and functions are clearly displayed and easy to access. The testers also reported that the interface has been successfully optimized for use on touchscreen devices, such as hybrid laptops transformable into Tablet PCs.

With this award, Kaspersky Internet Security adds to its accolades of previous years. In 2012, AV-Comparatives named the product among the best in its overall testing and in 2011, the solution won the “Product of the Year” award from this testing lab.

The complete AV-Comparatives report on the results of its 2013 tests is available on the testing lab’s web site.

Quote:
Nikolay Grebennikov, Chief Technology Officer
Kaspersky Lab

“The independent tests conducted by AV-Comparatives and similar organizations make it easier for end users to choose a security solution as well as helping manufacturers to further improve their cyber-threat control technologies. The ‘Product of the Year’ title is yet another acknowledgement of Kaspersky Lab’s leading position in this field. We are proud to be able to provide the most reliable protection to our users along with a comfortable user experience.”

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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