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Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows Ranked Among Top Three Products in the SMB/Enterprise Category
Woburn, MA –October 26, 2012 –Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of security and threat management solutions, is pleased to announce the results of independent testing conducted in Q3 2012 by experts at Dennis Technology Labs, an independent UK-based lab attached to Dennis Publishing. The tests measured the effectiveness of security solutions in the Small Business Anti-Virus Protection and Enterprise Anti-Virus Protection categories. Kaspersky Small Office Security was the top performer in its category, while Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows was among the leading products in the Enterprise category.
The experts at Dennis Technology Labs compared corporate protection solutions from leading global software vendors, assessing the solutions’ ability to block as many Internet threats as possible. In the main test, each security product had to block access to a malicious website or, to eliminate the threat while it was trying to penetrate the system. The analysts gave higher marks for immediate blocking, and also tested for false-positive detections, determining the final result by the combined score of both the blocking and false-positive tests.
Kaspersky Small Office Security earned 388.9 points out of a possible 400 to top the rankings of small business solutions, and receive the highest AAA award from Dennis Technology Labs. This outstanding result was achieved by being the only solution to block all threats from harming the system, scoring 296 out of a possible 300, clearly beating the average test score of 210 points. Kaspersky Small Office Security also successfully passed the test for false-positive detections, generating just one – a far better result than the other solutions managed.
In the Enterprise category, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows scored 345 out of 400, finishing second in the overall rating. However, when it came to neutralizing Internet threats, the Kaspersky Lab product shared first place and did not block a single legitimate program in the false positives test.
Nikita Shvetsov, Director of Anti-Malware Research
“Dennis Technology Labs’ testing methodology is good in that it successfully imitates the real-life conditions company employees face, whether in a small home office or a large corporation. Kaspersky Small Office Security showed that it offers extremely effective protection, while the results for Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows confirmed that our corporate solution is highly efficient and, at the same time, highlighted areas where it can be made even better.”
A summary of the Dennis Technology Labs testing for corporate solutions is available here:
- Small Business Anti-Virus Protection - http://www.dennistechnologylabs.com/reports/s/a-m/2012/DTL_2012_Q3_SMB.pdf
- Enterprise Anti-Virus Protection - http://www.dennistechnologylabs.com/reports/s/a-m/2012/DTL_2012_Q3_Ent.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 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.
*The company 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.
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