Today’s security solutions require seamless integration with the
operating system of a PC in order to combat malicious attacks. However, if the
solution makes inefficient use of system resources, it can noticeably slow down
the computer’s performance. Therefore, AV-Comparatives evaluated 22 security
solutions on their impact on PC performance, through a series of tests. The
results show that Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 scored 188.8 points out of
190 and earned the Advanced+ rating.
Product performance was evaluated using two tests and the scores were
combined for the overall rating. The scenarios included everyday operations
such as copying and archiving files, installing programs, converting music
files from one format to another, and other tasks frequently performed by PC
users. The impact of the antivirus products on system performance was also
measured using the specialized application Futuremark PCMark 8 Professional
Edition. The solutions were tested on computers running Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
64-bit and all products ran under their default settings.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 was released in August, and includes several new
anti-malware technologies. For example, the solution provides new features such
as ZETA Shield, which detects malware hidden in legitimate files, and also, technology
to protect against screen lockers that minimizes the threat of ransomware.
Kaspersky Internet Security regularly comes out on top in independent
testing. Most recently, the security solution earned the highest score in
testing conducted by AV-Test. Also, Kaspersky Internet Security was
awarded the top AAA rating from Dennis Technology
Labs during the July-September 2013
Nikita Shvetsov, Deputy CTO (Research)
"Protection is always a compromise between security and usability.
Kaspersky Lab believes in providing maximum protection with minimum impact on
system performance. The specialized AV-Comparatives test, which imitates common
tasks performed by PC users, proves that Kaspersky Internet Security is one of
the best in the industry in this respect."
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, 2012. The rating was published in the IDC report
"Worldwide Endpoint Security 2013–2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares
(IDC #242618, August 2013). The report ranked software vendors according to
earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2012.