January 8, 2013

Kaspersky Lab wins prestigious “Best Protection 2012” and “Best Repair 2012” awards from AV-Test

Kaspersky Lab wins prestigious “Best Protection 2012” and “Best Repair 2012” awards from AV-Test

Woburn, MA –February 7, 2013 –Kaspersky Lab has won two prestigious awards in AV-Test’s end-of-year summary for 2012. Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 won Best Protection 2012 and Best Repair 2012 from this independent, European-based security test organization.

Quick Facts:

  • The independent AV-Test lab summed up its 2012 tests and named the top security solutions
  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 won the two most coveted awards: Best Protection 2012 and Best Repair 2012
  • Kaspersky Lab was the only vendor to receive two awards for its security technologies

Kaspersky Lab 2012 Performance in AV-Test Evaluations

Throughout 2012, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 produced outstanding performances in complex assessments carried out by AV-Test. On five occasions it was the outright winner. The Kaspersky Lab protection technologies included in the corporate security solution successfully detected and removed new and unknown threats, delivering consistently impressive results in the two most important groups of tests – Protection and Repair. It comes as little surprise that when AV-Test summed up its 2012 results, it honored Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 with two major awards - Best Protection 2012 and Best Repair 2012.  

In January 2013, Kaspersky Lab announced Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business, which replaces Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 as the company’s flagship B2B security product.  Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business includes the same award-winning security tools evaluated in Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8, and the new version includes additional enhancements such as Mobile Device Management, and Encryption.  Kaspersky Lab looks forward to defending its titles in AV-Tests 2013 testing.


Oleg Ishanov, Head of Anti-Malware Research
Kaspersky Lab

“The annual awards from prestigious test labs are the most important and useful indicator of the quality of any antivirus solution. On this basis, users can see which security solutions offer the highest levels of efficiency. We are happy to learn that this year our corporate product Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 received the accolades of AV-Test.org’s independent experts for its reliable antivirus protection – BEST PROTECTION 2012 – and for system recovery following an infection – BEST REPAIR 2012.”

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 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for consumers, SMBs and enterprises. The company 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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