May 28, 2013

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 shows high efficiency in AV-Comparatives’ Real-World Protection Test

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 shows high efficiency in AV-Comparatives’ Real-World Protection Test

Woburn, MA –May 28, 2013 –Kaspersky Lab announced that its Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 consumer security solution has successfully repelled the overwhelming majority of malicious attacks in a Real-World Protection Test conducted in April 2013 by the authoritative Austrian antivirus test laboratory AV-Comparatives.

The Real-World Protection Test is designed to test the ability of security solutions to manage attacks in real-world conditions by replicating scenarios that commonly occur during everyday computer use. Such scenarios typically involve web browsing and working with popular applications such as Adobe Reader, Flash, and Java.

Testing of each security solution in Windows 7 environments, the test designers prepared a total of 545 infection scenarios involving the most recent vulnerabilities and malware samples. Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 was among the best performers, missing just one malware sample. Twenty other popular security solutions from other manufacturers also participated in the testing.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 has achieved consistently high test scores in real-world test conditions. In March this year, the product achieved a 100% result in a similar test conducted by AV-Comparatives. In December 2012, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 earned AV Comparatives’ top Advanced+ rating following the results of a similar, more rigorous test conducted from August–November 2012. The product’s previous edition, Kaspersky Internet Security 2012, also won the top award from AV-Comparatives following a Real-World Protection Test conducted in June 2012.

Nikita Shvetsov, Deputy Chief Technology Officer – Research
Kaspersky Lab

“With each new set of test results our product repeatedly demonstrates a high level of protection from real-world threats. This is thanks to a number of advanced antivirus technologies implemented in Kaspersky Internet Security 2013. We place great emphasis on developing proactive antivirus technologies to combat the ever-growing number of threats. The results of the Real-World Protection Test show that this is the right approach.”

AV-Comparatives’ Real-World Protection Test is one of the most authoritative professional tests in the sphere of IT security. This year, it has been nominated for the Austrian government’s Constantinus Award 2013, a leading award in computer science.

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

* 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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