Kaspersky Systems Management Outperforms Competitors in Patch Management Solutions Test
– October 7, 2013 - Kaspersky Systems Management secured first place in the recent Patch Management Solutions Test conducted by the independent laboratory, AV-TEST. The test, intended for
specialist update administration software, assessed solutions on how
effectively they eliminated vulnerabilities and maintained security.
Vulnerabilities in applications pose
a threat to businesses as they may be used to bypass a computer’s antivirus
protection and infect the entire corporate network. In 2012, Kaspersky Lab
found that more than 11 million users had at least one vulnerable application
on their computers. More than 800 new and already known vulnerabilities were
found in legitimate applications such as Adobe Reader, Flash, Oracle Java, etc.
This clearly demonstrates that high-quality software management systems are
every bit as important as solutions that protect against malicious attacks.
Kaspersky Systems Management was the
undisputed leader, demonstrating the best results at every stage of the test.
The Kaspersky Lab solution, including Kaspersky Security Center, supported more applications than its
rivals, detected 98% of the outdated software that was supported, successfully
installed every update and blocked all add-ons.
Four products from different vendors were
assessed on several factors: the number of applications the solutions
supported, how effectively updates for the supported applications were
detected, and reaction time between the release of a patch and its availability
via the management solution. The latter is particularly important as vendor
software updates often patch vulnerabilities that can be exploited by
AV-Test also assessed how well the
solutions disabled integrated tools that automatically update third-party
software. The testing company compared a number of other functions available for
each solution, including how well the solutions blocked the installation of
add-ons that often accompany updates and can pose a threat to the security of
Nikolay Grebennikov, CTO
Kaspersky Lab “Timely updates of software on
workstations, along with the use of protection solutions, are crucial to a high
level of security for any company’s IT infrastructure. We provide reliable
protection against all kinds of cyber-threats and offer IT specialists
effective tools to administer corporate software. Tests by independent labs
such as AV-TEST demonstrate just how well we have developed our technologies."
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
15-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.