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March 15, 2012

Kaspersky Lab Tops Independent Security Vendor Survey

Kaspersky Lab Tops Independent Security Vendor Survey

Standing out above other antivirus/anti-malware vendors, Kaspersky Lab ranks first for overall performance and product-specific features

Woburn, MA – March 15, 2012Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, is proud to announce the results of InformationWeek’s 2012 Antivirus and Anti-malware Vendor Evaluation Survey (available at NewtorkComputing.com).

Comparison of Vendors Performance

Among the nine vendors rated, Kaspersky Lab tied for the highest ranking for overall performance and took the top spot for AV/anti-malware features with a ranking of 83 percent (from a possible score of 100 percent).

Rating of Kaspersky Lab PerformanceThe InformationWeek 2012 Antivirus and Anti-malware Vendor Evaluation Survey asked 386 IT professionals to gauge their impressions of AV/anti-malware vendors. Respondents only ranked vendors they used or evaluated within the past 12 months. The core of the survey asked two sets of questions: one focused on overall vendor performance, including price, general performance and product reliability, and the other focused on product-specific features such as virus and malware detection and removal.

Kaspersky Lab Earns High Scores Across Product Features

Kaspersky ranked first or second in all of the nine feature evaluation categories ranging from Central Management to Platform Support. Among its highest praise included Accuracy of Detection, Use of Signatures for Detection, and Detecting Malware and Viruses Before it Executes or Installs.

Kaspersky Lab continues to make strides in protecting evolving corporate IT infrastructures. In February 2012, it launched its latest security solution—Kaspersky Security for Virtualization— ensuring businesses will “Be Ready for What’s Next.”

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.

For further information about the company, please visit http://www.kaspersky.com/. Friend us on Facebook and follow @Kaspersky on Twitter.

For the latest in-depth information on security threat issues and trends, please visit http://www.securelist.com/. Follow @Securelist on Twitter.

Press/Analyst Contact:

Kaspersky Lab

Nicole Lawler





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