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Kaspersky Lab Technologies Continue to Win Awards for Financial Data Security

Kaspersky Internet Security Earns Top Position in Latest Independent Evaluation of Online Banking Protection Conducted by Matousec.com

December 14, 2012 - Woburn, MA - The experts at the independent Czech-based test organization Matousec.com tested 10 popular security solutions for home users, evaluating which security products provide reliable protection for financial transactions on the Internet. The new Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 claimed a well-deserved first place, successfully preventing all attempts at data theft.  This is the second award Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 has won for financial data security in recent weeks, having earned first place in testing conducted by MRG Effitas in November 2012.

Quick Facts

  • Matousec.com’s independent experts tested 10 security solutions for home users
  • 15 different scenarios emulated the behavior of the most widespread malware designed to steal financial data
  • The participating products were expected to repel sophisticated malware attacks and prevent data theft
  • Kaspersky Lab’s new Safe Money technology, integrated in Kaspersky Internet Security 2013, successfully negotiated all 15 tests and came out on top in the overall rating

Test Results

The test results showed that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 was the only solution which prevented every attempt to steal financial data. The product successfully passed all 15 tests prepared by the experts and did not cause a single system failure. That gave Kaspersky Lab first place overall in the testing. This outstanding result was made possible by the new Safe Money technology developed by Kaspersky Lab’s experts to protect users when working with electronic payment systems, online stores and online banking services.

How the Tests Were Performed

Ten popular security solutions for home users released in 2012 were put through their paces by Matousec.com. The lab’s experts prepared 15 tests that emulated the behavior of existing malicious programs including Zeus, Sinowal, SpyEye, Carberp, Yaludle, etc.

During testing the experts imitated the use of code capable of transmitting PayPal or eBay passwords to third parties in the browser, as well as other methods of accessing this information. The experts then tried to use that information to access accounts on the sites in question. The security solution installed on each computer was responsible for preventing any theft.

Each of the 15 tests provided assessments on two scales. The “soft” scale only assessed whether the anti-malware product was able to prevent the theft. The “hard” scale also looked at how the products affected the rest of the computer’s work. For example, if the system crashed while combating the malware, the product was regarded as a failure.

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Nikita Shvetsov, Vice President Threat Research Unit
Kaspersky Lab

“Online shopping and online banking are becoming more and more popular. At the same time, users are becoming more concerned about the safety of their financial information. The latest Matousec.com tests demonstrate that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013, with its new integrated Safe Money technology, reliably protects users from the most advanced current threats."

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*The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2010. The rating was published in the IDC report Worldwide IT Security Products 2011-2015 Forecast and 2010 Vendor Shares - December 2011. The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2010.