July 8, 2013

Kaspersky Mobile Security Wins AV-Test Certified Award

Kaspersky Mobile Security Wins AV-Test Certified Award

Kaspersky Lab’s Security Solution for Android Smartphones Proves Its Worth with High Scores for Protection and Usability

Woburn, MA – July 8, 2013 -Kaspersky Lab announces that its Android smartphone security solution, Kaspersky Mobile Security, has won the AV-Test Certified award following independent testing in May 2013.

The AV-Test.org tests assessed how well security solutions could identify and block malicious programs. The results showed that Kaspersky Mobile Security successfully blocked 99.29 percent of the 2,545 malicious applications used in the test. The average detection rate among all the solutions tested was 96 percent. In addition, Kaspersky Lab’s software did not return a single false positive.

The experts also looked at the impact of security products on smartphone performance. Kaspersky Lab’s solution was recognized as economical in terms of both CPU resource consumption and the use of Internet connections. As a result, Kaspersky Mobile Security was awarded a perfect six points for usability.

The testing also considered what types of additional features were offered in each solution, such as anti-theft measures, extra browser protection, and call and message filtering. Kaspersky Mobile Security was among the best in a field of 30 security solutions from various manufacturers.

The AV-Test.org award is not the first time that independent experts have recognized Kaspersky Lab’s advanced security technologies for mobile devices. Last September, two independent testing organizations – AV-Comparatives and PC Security Labs – gave top award to Kaspersky Mobile Security in antivirus testing.

Oleg Ishanov, Director of the Anti-Malware Research Unit
Kaspersky Lab
“Cybercriminals are paying more and more attention to Android devices; 99 percent of all mobile malware is created for this platform. We put tremendous efforts into ensuring high security standards for the users of Kaspersky Lab’s mobile products. However, we should also keep in mind that an antivirus solution is just one application among many used by smartphone users. It needs to offer the maximum levels of security while keeping a low profile in terms of CPU and network traffic use. The results of this AV-Test.org research amply demonstrate the effectiveness of Kaspersky Lab’s solution.”

Andreas Marx, CEO
“Some products only detected 58 percent of the Android malware tested, and failed. Kaspersky Lab, however, easily passed the AV-TEST Certification with an excellent 99 percent protection rate.”

For more information on the testing procedures and results, please visit AV-Test.org.

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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