Kaspersky Mobile Security Aces Testing By AV-Comparatives
Kaspersky Lab’s Answer to Android Smartphone Security Challenges Includes
Privacy Features Not Offered by the Competition
Woburn, MA –September 13, 2012 – Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of security
and threat management solutions, today announced outstanding results in a group
test of performance and malware detection of popular smartphone security
systems, conducted by the AV-Comparatives independent test lab. A total of 13
products for the Android platform were tested, with a focus on malware
detection capabilities, anti-theft functionality and power consumption of the
products. The test report, which can be found at the AV-Comparatives website, provides useful guidance for
those wishing to properly protect their mobile data.
Testing was conducted in July
and August 2012 on a Samsung Galaxy S Plus smartphone running Android 2.3. The
first test compared the power consumption of the smartphone before and after
the installation of each security suite. The verdict of this test is clear:
none of the 13 solutions tested showed a significant impact on battery life.
The decrease of battery life was no greater than 3 percent for all mobile
security products tested.
To test how effectively malware
was detected, over 18,000 samples of popular malicious programs for Android
were used. The products had to detect each sample in real-life conditions – a
new program was scanned prior to an installation attempt. This methodology
recreates a typical user scenario where malicious programs are either blocked
after scanning, or when an attempt is made to install them. The smartphone used during testing was able to
connect to cloud-based security services, which meant Kaspersky Mobile Security
could receive the latest information on new threats from Kaspersky Security
Network. The results of this test were extremely positive for Kaspersky Lab’s
product: it was placed in the top category of products that blocked 98-100
percent of malicious files.
AV-Comparatives picked out
several functions which were unique to Kaspersky Mobile Security or which
performed better than the competition. In particular, the ability to hide
incoming call histories, text messages and contacts was highlighted. Another
core feature to gain favorable attention was Web Filtering, only recently
introduced to Kaspersky Lab’s product, which automatically detects and blocks
malicious websites during mobile web surfing.
Kaspersky Mobile Security can be purchased for $19.95 at
the Kaspersky Lab e-store, and is also available for purchase on Google Play.
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 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and
provides effective digital security solutions for consumers, SMBs and
Enterprises. The company 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.
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.