March 19, 2019

Kaspersky Lab Secures Most Leading Placements among Competitors in Independent Tests for 2018

Annual TOP3 Metric shows the company achieving 73 first-place and 77 top-three finishes

Woburn, MA – March 19, 2019 – For the sixth consecutive year, Kaspersky Lab has earned the leading position in the TOP3 metric for consumer and corporate cybersecurity, after achieving top-three rankings in 77 of 88 different independent tests globally in 2018. In addition, the company frequently outperformed the competition, achieving first place in 73 tests and reviews.

During the year, Kaspersky Lab products ranked among the top-three products in 88 percent of the tests it entered - more than any other vendor. The company also out-ranked the competition in first place finishes, with the next closest vendor only securing 41. The ranking underlines how the company’s portfolio continues to outperform the competition – which included the world’s biggest selling cybersecurity solutions – providing the high-quality protection against known, unknown and advanced threats.

“Time and again across the 88 separate tests our solutions were able to successfully detect and repel a variety of modern-day threats.” says Timur Biyachuev, vice president of threat research, Kaspersky Lab. “Our continued ability to outperform the competition and make it to the summit of the TOP3 metric is further testament to the strength of our technologies; enhancing our reputation for providing customers of all sizes with the most reliable and robust cybersecurity protection on the market.”

The TOP3 rating is an annual assessment of the performance of cybersecurity vendors in a range of the sector’s most demanding independent tests. The assessment measures tests from labs such as AV-Test, AV-Comparatives, SELabs, and ICSA Labs. All of the labs involved in the tests are recognized for the transparency in their testing and hold a strong position in the industry.

Vendors are ranked according to the protection they provide against known, unknown and advanced threats. As its name suggests, the TOP3 metric recognizes the ranking of the three top companies with the best scores throughout the year. Each vendor receives a score based on the number of top three placements it earned in independent testing, relative to the number of tests it was involved in. Security vendors included in the TOP3 measurements are some of the most recognized ones on the market. Consumer, enterprise and mobile products were all tested at different points throughout the year.

2018 saw Kaspersky Lab’s detection technologies handle more than 346,000 new malicious files every day, almost five times the 70,000 new files a day that were detected in 20111. In total, during 2018, Kaspersky Lab solutions repelled 1,876,998,691 attacks launched from online resources located all over the world2.

To find out more about the methodology and testing process and to see the full list of vendor participants in the 2018 TOP3 rating please visit the website.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company, which has been operating in the market for 21 years. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into next generation 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. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.