Kaspersky Lab Technologies Continue to Win Awards for Financial Data Security
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
earned first place in testing conducted by MRG Effitas in November 2012. Quick Facts
independent experts tested 10 security solutions for home users
scenarios emulated the behavior of the most widespread malware designed to steal
products were expected to repel sophisticated malware attacks and prevent data theft
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
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
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,
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.
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
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.