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Woburn, MA – January 31, 2014 - Kaspersky Labannounces that its flagship security solution for home users, Kaspersky Internet Security 2014, earned the highest possible score in AV-Test’sBi-Monthly Certification conducted from November-December 2013. The Kaspersky Lab product outperformed 23 competitors that were also tested, with only one other solution achieving the same score.
Kaspersky Internet Security achieved a perfect score, earning 18 out of 18 points overall. The Kaspersky Lab solution neutralized all of the malicious samples prepared by the testers without significantly affecting computer performance.
Testing was done on a 64-bit version of Windows 8.1 – the latest version of the operating system, which was released by Microsoft in October 2013. The methodology used during testing imitated the way a home user would implement the security solution. The products could employ any anti-malware technologies available to them, including the ability to query cloud services if this capability was provided by the vendor. The threat collection used in the test included over 19,000 samples of malware. Of these, 110 of the samples were not widespread malware at the time of testing and therefore could help determine the product’s effectiveness against the latest cyberthreats.
Additionally, during November and December, AV-Test evaluated security products for corporate users on Windows 8. Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business scored 17 points out of 18, successfully blocking 100 percent of malicious samples in the test collection.
Nikita Shvetsov, Deputy CTO
“In most cases, the capabilities built into the operating system are not sufficient to safeguard users from cyberthreats, which are growing in number every day. Any new platform quickly becomes targeted by cybercriminals. This is why dedicated solutions developed by experienced vendors, such as Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business, are needed to provide reliable protection.”
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 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.
* 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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