July 23, 2013

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 Earns Highest Award in Leading Independent Test

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 Earns Highest Award in Leading Independent Test

Woburn, MA – July 23, 2013 - Kaspersky Lab announces today that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 received the top AAA award in the Home Anti-Virus Protection April – June 2013 test, conducted by the independent testing organization, Dennis Technology Labs. According to the test results, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 was one of the most accurate programs, earning the solution the highest award in the test.

The Kaspersky Lab solution returned an effectiveness level of 97 percent, scoring 388 out of a possible 400 points. The effectiveness of the solutions in the test was determined by the ability to react to threats in real-time, and to find and block threats during antivirus scanning. The number of false positives was also taken into account. The results showed that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 missed only one threat (while others missed 5.7 on average) and returned just one false positive (average 3.5). Dennis Technology Labs used 100 of the most urgent malware samples which were currently in use ‘in the wild’ at the time of testing.

This is the second quarter in a row that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 has received the highest classification by Dennis Technology Labs in the Home Anti-Virus Protection test.

Nikita Shvetsov, Deputy CTO (Research) at Kaspersky Lab
“This award from Dennis Technology Labs is an acknowledgement of the quality of our solution’s functionality – its ability to cope with both thousands of known and unknown threats. The testing proves our product works effectively in real-world conditions and that’s something to be proud of.”

A summary of the Dennis Technology Labs testing for home protection solutions is available on the organization’s website.

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.

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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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