October 17, 2013

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 Earns VB100 Award in Virus Bulletin’s Comparative Test

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 Earns VB100 Award in Virus Bulletin’s Comparative Test

Woburn, MA – October 17, 2013 -Kaspersky Lab announces today that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 earned the Virus Bulletin VB100 Award during the VB100 comparative review. The solution successfully detected 100 percent of the malware samples used during the test and did not produce a single false positive.

The malware used in the test included threats that had recently been seen in real-world attacks. Virus Bulletin also conducted a Reactive and Proactive test, where the participating products were assessed on their ability to respond to emerging threats that were not yet added to the solution’s antivirus databases. In this test Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 scored 90.85 percent, while the average result was 83.14 percent. The test was conducted on a machine running the 32-bit version of Windows 7 Professional SP1 Pro. This assessment is part of an on-going test conducted on different operating systems.

Although the 2013 version was used in the test, Kaspersky Lab recently released Kaspersky Internet Security 2014, an updated version of the product, which incorporates all the features of the previous version, plus additional security technologies. Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 now includes ZETA Shield to perform in-depth scans on files and applications running on the user’s computer. The latest version also offers enhancements to Safe Money and a new feature, Trusted Applications mode. These innovative new features and reliable technologies efficiently protect users from emerging threats.

Oleg Ishanov, head of Antivirus Research
Kaspersky Lab

“The VB100 award is further recognition of the effectiveness of our antivirus technologies. One of our priorities is protecting users from newly emerging Internet threats. Thus, the most recent version of Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 includes two proactive technologies, ZETA Shield and Automatic Exploit Prevention, which can reliably counteract previously unknown threats."

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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* 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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