other AV-Comparatives tests, this test evaluated one of the basic functions of a
protection solution – its ability to detect and block dangerous software at the
very first stage, when downloading or copying it onto a device or during on-demand
scanning. Additional levels of protection such as remediation or the behavioral
analysis of running files, are not taken into consideration.
addition to the Kaspersky Lab solution, 22 other antivirus solutions from
leading vendors were tested. The products were allowed to access cloud-based
services and scan all archives, files and folders on the computer. The database
included 125,977 specially selected samples of malware, all of which were widespread
in the last few months.
test showed that Kaspersky Internet Security blocked 99.8 percent of attacks, a
result no other product could match. This earned Kaspersky Lab’s solution the highest
Advanced+ award from AV-Comparatives.
Oleg Ishanov, Director of Anti-Malware Research
“In practice, a security solution will normally use a range of measures to
ensure the device and its user’s data are safe from cyber threats. If malware
does make it into the system, it can be stopped later, when it tries to launch
its malicious activity. However, the earlier it is blocked, the better for the
system and the user. This test conducted by AV-Comparatives demonstrates how
effectively our solution detects malicious files before they have a chance to
run, thus ensuring the highest possible levels of protection for our
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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