September 12, 2013

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Earns Top Award for Heuristic Detection in Independent Test

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Earns Top Award for Heuristic Detection in Independent Test

Woburn, MA – September 12, 2013 –Kaspersky Lab today announces that Kaspersky Anti-Virus earned the top Advanced+ award in the heuristic and behavioral testing by the independent testing organization, AV-Comparatives. The solution achieved this award for successfully detecting and blocking 94 percent of the 1,109 malware samples during the test.

The tests aim to determine how effectively security solutions could cope when confronted with previously unknown malware samples not found in antivirus databases. During the test, security solutions had no access to the Internet. The specialists at AV-Comparatives compiled an array of malware which had appeared after the antivirus databases of the solutions were last updated. These conditions were intended to assess how well heuristic technologies detected malicious samples based on their behavior.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus is an advanced solution that delivers essential security protection to the user’s computer. The product includes a number of key Kaspersky Lab technologies that deliver further protection from emerging threats. In August, Kaspersky Lab released the latest version of the product – Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 – with improved security technologies, including Automatic Exploit Prevention, a technology developed to combat attacks via exploits.

Oleg Ishanov, Director of the Anti-Malware Research Unit
Kaspersky Lab
We are pleased by our product’s excellent performance in this test because it proves it can provide reliable protection even if the latest versions of its antivirus databases are unavailable for some reason. Proactive technologies are the future of the antivirus industry and we will continue to actively develop them.”

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

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*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Peter Firstbrook, John Girard, Neil MacDonald, January 2, 2013.

* *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.

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