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Woburn, MA – December 2, 2013 –Kaspersky Lab announced that its security solution Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 and the platform Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business have both led the way in the Bi-Monthly Certification September-October 2013 testing, conducted by the independent AV-TEST laboratory in categories for home users and the corporate market respectively.
For the home user test, Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 was the only solution out of 25 to score the maximum possible 18 points. Kaspersky Internet Security detected all of the malware samples used during testing without producing any false positives or any negative effects on the computer’s performance.
To test the participants' ability to combat online threats, AV-TEST used two sets of malicious software that exceeded 20,000 samples. The most dangerous of these were 135 carefully selected threats that were not particularly widespread, and therefore best demonstrated the protective abilities of the security solutions.
In the corporate user category, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business was the top performer, scoring 17.5 out of a possible 18 points. This solution scored top marks in the test, which is designed to demonstrate the products’ ability to detect cyber-attacks and prevent false positives.
All tests were conducted on computers running 32-bit Windows XP SP3. Although three Windows generations have been released since Windows XP first appeared, this OS is still popular with both home users and businesses.
Kaspersky Lab security solutions are consistently successful in tests conducted by independent antivirus laboratories. For three consecutive quarters this year, Kaspersky Internet Security earned the highest AAA Rating from Dennis Technology Labs. In addition, SC Magazine named Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business its “Best Buy” among solutions for the corporate market in August.
Nikita Shvetsov, Deputy CTO (Research)
“Security solution developers often have to make compromises between the quality of threat detection and the need to maintain computer performance. However, Kaspersky Lab products provide high-level protection without slowing down the computer, even on an outdated OS such as Windows XP. The latest results from AV-TEST confirm this.”
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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 16-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 atwww.kaspersky.com
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* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2012. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2013–2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares (IDC #242618, August 2013). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2012.
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