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Woburn, MA - December 8, 2011 –Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, is proud to announce that Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows has once again come out on top in a recent test against its rivals. Conducted by the authoritative AV-Test lab throughout September and October, this is the second time this respected independent test lab has put Kaspersky Lab’s new corporate solution through its paces. An earlier test in the summer of 2011 also secured Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows a first place position.
As in the earlier test, seven leading corporate security solutions were assessed for their ability to withstand zero-day attacks, recognize malicious objects, and detect and delete malicious programs on already infected machines running Windows XP SP3. Other factors such as performance and false positives were also taken into consideration.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows earned the highest overall rating, scoring 16 points out of a possible 18. The solution from Symantec received 14.5, McAfee’s solution scored 11.5, while the Trend Micro solution only managed a score of 10.5.
When it came to treating active infections, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows demonstrated the best result, scoring a near-perfect 97% compared to an industry average of 84%. Of particular note was Kaspersky Lab’s performance at neutralizing not only the core functions of malicious programs, but also all the accompanying components which are especially prevalent among rootkits and bootkits. As a result, the product succeeded in identifying and removing all the rookits during testing, something no other product could achieve. Moreover, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows did not generate a single “false positive” result, where legitimate programs are mistakenly identified as malicious.
Detailed information on the test results for Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows can be found on the AV-Test site at: http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/test-reports/sepoct-2011/.
Nikita Shvetsov, Director of Anti-Malware Research
“The autumn testing by AV-Test confirms the overall consistency of our corporate solution: it copes effectively with unknown threats, without producing false positives that slow down the system and the end user.”
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world's largest privately-held Internet Security company, providing comprehensive protection against all forms of IT threats such as viruses, spyware, hackers and spam. The company's products provide in-depth computer defense for more than 300 million systems around the globe, including home and mobile users, small and medium sized businesses and large enterprises. Kaspersky technology is also incorporated inside the products and services of nearly 100 of industry leading IT, networking, communications and applications solution vendors.
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