March 21, 2014

Kaspersky Lab’s Application Control Technology on Top in AV-TEST

Kaspersky Lab’s Application Control Technology on Top in AV-TEST

Woburn, MA – March 21, 2014Kaspersky Lab today announced that Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business, a platform to protect corporate users, received the highest score in testing conducted by the independent lab AV-TEST at the end of 2013. The test evaluated the efficiency of different application control tools offered in business security products.  

Application control is a progressive method that provides information security by enabling only trusted and legitimate applications to run on a network, blocking illegitimate, non-work-related or hazardous programs. The utilization of application control tools dramatically increases system security levels through the use of “white lists.” Also, the tool can block potentially dangerous applications even if they are not included in the databases of prohibited programs. Additionally, it detects legitimate software that has been attacked using exploits. In combination with the latest anti-virus technologies, application control provides maximum protection of a company’s network.

As such, AV-TEST evaluated three vendors – Kaspersky Lab, McAfee and Symantec – that submitted their corporate products for testing. AV-TEST studied the capabilities of each solution at all stages of their operation within the IT infrastructure: from implementing and configuring application control to monitoring the protection status and blocking threats on network computers.

Each stage of operation was evaluated on three aspects: ease with which administrators can deploy and maintain application control, usefulness of functionality and features to system administrators, and potential negative impact on user experience and network performance.

The results show that Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business received the highest average score, noting Kaspersky Lab solution’s extraordinary ease of use, combined with the most efficient consumption of system resources. Also, AV-Test highlighted that the solution offers a set of diversified administrator functions, some of which are not offered by competitors.

Kaspersky Lab regularly participates in independent tests, which confirm the superiority of its developments in the field of application control over the competitors’ solutions. In 2011 and 2012, such tests were carried out by West Coast Labs and Dennis Technology Labs respectively. In both cases, the Kaspersky Lab technology proved its effectiveness in delivering application control.

Vladimir Zapolyansky, Head of Product and Technology Intelligence
Kaspersky Lab

"In the corporate environment, cyber-attacks can cause serious harm to any business and its reputation, so the network infrastructure of the organization needs reliable protection. Our technology can flexibly control applications on the corporate network, significantly reducing the risk of any cyber-attack – including those using previously unknown malware. The configuration procedure has been automated as far as possible, reducing implementation costs and ensuring that regular business processes are not affected. All these advantages of our application control are confirmed by AV-TEST. I can only add that using our application control we are developing a new "white list"-based approach to security which is proving to be one of the most effective protection methods."

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

* 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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