February 17, 2016

Kaspersky Lab Outperforms the Competition in Overall Independent Testing for 2015

Kaspersky Lab Outperforms the Competition in Overall Independent Testing for 2015

Woburn, MA – February 17, 2016 –For the third year in a row, Kaspersky Lab has claimed the leading spot in the TOP3 metric for Internet security, proving that its products offer the best protection from cyber threats in the industry. Kaspersky Lab products scored more top-three placements than any other vendor in comprehensive independent testing throughout 2015.  

The annual TOP3 rating, devised by Kaspersky Lab, assesses the performance of nearly 100 vendors that took part in a variety of IT security tests for corporate, consumer and mobile products during the course of the year. Only tests from recognized and independent labs, such as AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST, Dennis Technology Labs, MRG Effitas and others were considered. The tests that were performed in these programs assess all protection technologies against known, unknown and advanced threats.

In Kaspersky Lab’s TOP3 metric, each vendor is assigned a score based on the number of top three places and awards it  has received relative to the number of tests in which it has participated. Kaspersky Lab products participated in 94 independent tests throughout 2015, achieving first place in 60 of the tests, resulting in the best outcome of all of the vendors who were tested. Kaspersky Lab products also achieved a higher percentage of top-three placements than any other vendor – 82 percent.

 

 

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“Our extensive security intelligence, built up over more than a decade, powers our approach to developing endpoint protection. Coupled with our in-house technology expertise, we not only deliver multi-layered security to deal with today’s threats, but also develop next generation technologies to deal with the threat landscape of tomorrow, providing the most comprehensive protection available. Securing the TOP3 top spot once again is testament to our approach and the capabilities of our product set which demonstrates the robust and reliable protection that we provide for consumers, SMEs and enterprise customers alike,” said Nikita Shvetsov, Chief Technology Officer, Kaspersky Lab.

The security vendors in the TOP3 measurements include Avast, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, BullGuard, ESET, F-Secure, G DATA, Intel Security (McAfee), Microsoft, Panda, Sophos, Symantec, and Trend Micro. The tests included in the TOP3 score assessed each solutions’ performance relating to malware detection and removal, mobile security, anti-phishing and parental control, among others.

To see the full list of participants in the TOP3 rating for 2015 or to find out more about the methodology used, please visit www.kaspersky.com/top3.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them.

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