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Woburn, MA – October 8, 2013 -Kaspersky Lab today announces that its flagship product for home users, Kaspersky Internet Security 2014, blocked 100 percent of Internet attacks during the independent Whole Product Dynamic Real-World Protection Test carried out by the respected research laboratory, AV-Comparatives.
For this monthly test, AV-Comparatives selected 443 malicious samples, including exploits, which might easily be found on infected sites or in malicious email attachments. According to the research laboratory, the selected samples represent the most common ways of infecting user computers.
During testing, Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 successfully neutralized 100 percent of the threats it encountered. Only two other products from the more than 20 leading protection solutions could match this result. Each product was tested on a Windows 7 64-bit SP1 operating system equipped with current versions of popular software such as Adobe Flash and Oracle Java.
Kaspersky Internet Security regularly achieves high scores in AV-Comparatives testing. For example, the solution recently ranked first in the AV-Comparatives Anti-Phishing Test. Also, in 2012 the testing organization named Kaspersky Internet Security one of the best computer protection products.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2014, which was released in mid-August, provides comprehensive protection against Internet threats such as phishing, spam, and exploits, through features including Safe Money, Automatic Exploit Prevention and the unique Trusted Applications mode. The security solution also includes Parental Control functionalities for customizable child safety.
Oleg Ishanov, Director, Anti-Malware Research
“The results of the AV-Comparatives test confirm that Kaspersky Internet Security provides unrivalled protection against common Internet threats that users are likely to encounter. In particular, the product includes Automatic Exploit Prevention, a new active protection technology that once again produced an excellent performance, blocking every attempt to exploit software vulnerabilities.”
More details about the testing are available on the official AV-Comparatives 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.
* 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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