Press Release

Kaspersky Internet Security Ranks First in Independent Anti-Phishing Test

Woburn, MA – September 6, 2013 Kaspersky Lab today announces that the new Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 was one of the top two solutions to produce outstanding results during the July 2013 anti-phishing testing by the testing lab AV-Comparatives. The latest solution from Kaspersky Lab blocked 99 percent of phishing URLs, earning the Company the Advanced + three-star award.

Recently, it has been proven that phishing is on the rise. According to the results of a recent survey by B2B Communications in conjunction with Kaspersky Lab, the number of Internet users who encountered phishing attacks over the last 12 months has grown from 19.9 million to 37.3 million, an increase of 87 percent. 

The AV-Comparatives test assessed the anti-phishing protection offered by security products in a simulation that replicated typical Web browsing conditions. The test, conducted on Windows 7 PCs, had two parts: the Anti-Phishing False-Alarm test, which checked if any of the various security products blocked the 400 legitimate online banking sites and the Phishing URL detection rate test. The URLs used in the test targeted various types of personal data, including login credentials for PayPal, online banking and credit cards, email accounts, eBay, social networks, online games and other online services. Overall, Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 blocked 99 percent of the 187 phishing websites and none of the 400 legitimate URLs.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 is the company’s flagship product for home users and delivers premium PC protection from all Internet threats. Among the key features of the solution is advanced anti-phishing technology, which ensures customers are always safe when banking, online shopping, surfing the Web, and more. In addition, Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 also includes Safe Money technology, which provides protection during financial transactions, and Parental Controls, which allows parents to manage their children’s online activities. 

Kaspersky Internet Security regularly demonstrates its superior protection capabilities in independent testing. In August, the Kaspersky Lab solution also received the highest Advanced + award for blocking 99.9 percent of 1,972 different threats during another AV-Comparatives test.

The full test report is available at: http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/avc_aph_201308_en.pdf

Quote:
Nikolay Grebennikov, Chief Technology Officer
Kaspersky Lab
“Phishing websites pose a real threat to users. About 20 percent of all phishing attacks mimic banks and other financial organizations and can result in the very real loss of money. That’s why we are constantly improving our anti-phishing technologies, and independent tests like this one demonstrate just how effective our work is.”

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.

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*Gartner, 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.