Press Release

Kaspersky Security for Mac Protection Earns AV-Comparatives’ Approved Security Product Award

Woburn, MA –September 23, 2013 - Kaspersky Lab today announces that Kaspersky Security for Mac achieved the Approved Security Product award in the recent Mac Security Review conducted by the AV-Comparatives laboratory. The solution was praised for its quality protection technologies, user-friendly interface and additional security features such as virtual keyboard and parental control.

With the increasing popularity of Mac computers comes the unwelcome attention of cybercriminals. According to Kaspersky Lab research statistics, 2012 saw a 30 percent increase in the amount of malware detected for OS X. Although there are still more viruses targeting Windows compared to Mac, it is evident that the issue of Mac security needs to be taken more seriously.

As a result, AV-Comparatives reviewed antivirus programs for Mac to take a detailed look at the features and functionalities that matter most. During the test, AV-Comparatives examined eight leading security vendor’s solutions for Mac, focusing on product parameters such as ease of installation, usability and protection efficiency. All products were tested using OS X Mountain Lion.

To test the products’ protection technologies, 20 real malicious applications for OS X were selected, which were deemed a representative sample of all the dangerous objects detected on the platform in the first half of 2013. Kaspersky Security for Mac effectively blocked all of them. In addition, AV-Comparatives tested how well the products could block Windows malware and Kaspersky Lab’s solution successfully blocked 100 percent of the 500 samples.

The latest version of Kaspersky Lab’s security solution for Mac was announced in August as Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac. The product combines enhanced protection technologies with a convenient and easy-to-use interface.

To read the full AV Comparatives report, please visit: http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/mac_review_2013_en.pdf  

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.

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* 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