June 11, 2013

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 Achieves Five-Star Rating in MRG Effitas Real-World Protection Test

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 Achieves Five-Star Rating in MRG Effitas Real-World Protection Test

Woburn, MA – June 11, 2013 - Kaspersky Lab today announced that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 for home users has been granted the highest five-star award in MRG Effitas’ Real-World Protection Test for the first quarter of 2013. The solution attained exceptional results, detecting and blocking 100 percent of all threats it faced in the test.

Results of the first quarter test showed that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 blocked every one of the 585 threats, including current zero-day exploits, financial malware and ransomware. As a result, out of the 17 security applications tested, Kaspersky Lab ranked as one of the top three solutions in the trial to earn the award, demonstrating its effective and risk-free protection against threats.

The MRG Effitas’ Real-World Protection Test is designed to examine a security product’s efficacy against live, in the wild threats, using real-world infection vector and process. The testing was conducted on computers running Windows 7 SP 1 32 bit, which were also set up with a suite of popular applications that have vulnerabilities regularly exploited by hackers.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 continues to collect awards in several independent real world protection tests. In April and May, the product demonstrated impressive effectiveness in similar tests conducted by the independent AV-Comparatives laboratory. The solution has also been highly acclaimed by other well-known testing laboratories such as AV-Test.org and Matousec.com.

Oleg Ishanov, Director of the Anti-Malware Research Unit
Kaspersky Lab

“To receive the highest MRG Effitas award is a worthy achievement, but more than that these test results are a kind of marker which indicates a high-quality security solution. Any protection product must be able to safeguard the user from the real and dangerous threats such as backdoors, financial malware, ransomware, rootkits, etc. A product which cannot do this can hardly be called a security solution.”

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.

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