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September 5, 2013

Kaspersky Lab Wins AV-Test Innovation Award for Securing Online Financial Transactions

Kaspersky Lab Wins AV-Test Innovation Award for Securing Online Financial Transactions

Woburn, MA – September 5, 2013 - Kaspersky Lab today announces that it has received the 2013 AV-Test Innovation Award for securing online financial transactions.

The experts at AV-Test were unanimous in recognizing the overall effectiveness of Kaspersky Lab’s ability to protect financial transactions performed online. The award is primarily due to Kaspersky Lab’s Safe Money technology, a feature available in Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky PURE.

Kaspersky Lab and Kaspersky Internet Security in particular consistently receive top marks from AV-Test. The most recent results were published in August, following a six-month period of testing in which Kaspersky Internet Security was recognized as one of three security solutions (out of a total of 24) capable of providing the highest level of protection and usability. In the same month, Kaspersky Internet Security demonstrated excellent results in a separate assessment by AV-Test, blocking 100% of attacks that exploited vulnerabilities in legitimate software.

AV-Test is not the only organization to recognize the quality of Kaspersky Lab products: they regularly receive top awards from reputable organizations such as MRG Effitas, AV-Comparatives, Dennis Technology Labs, and others. 

Andreas Marx, CEO
AV-Test, GmbH
“The security products produced by Kaspersky Lab have been standing out due to rapid and continuous improvements in their level of protection for many years. Their products have proved to be particularly effective against banking Trojans, such as Zeus, SpyEye and Carberp.Kaspersky Lab was therefore recently presented with the AV-TEST INNOVATION AWARD 2013 in the category of Secure Online Transactions in recognition of its pioneering role in the pursuit of and battle against online criminals.”

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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