- 04 Dec 2013
Kaspersky Lab today announced that its security solutions, Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 and Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business both led the way in the Bi-Monthly Certification September-October 2013 testing conducted by the independent AV-TEST laboratory.
To test the participants' ability to combat online threats, the AV-TEST experts used two sets of malicious software that collectively exceeded 20,000 samples. The most dangerous of these were 135 carefully selected threats that, because they were not particularly widespread, best demonstrated the protective abilities of the security solutions.The test results show that Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 was the best security solution for home computers. The product passed all the tests and was the only one of the 25 participating solutions to score the maximum possible 18 points. The software detected all the malware samples prepared by the organisers without any false positives or any negative effect on the computer’s performance.
In the category for corporate users, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business was the top performer, scoring 17.5 out of a possible 18 points. This solution scored top marks in tests designed to demonstrate the ability of the product to detect cyber attacks and prevent false positives.All tests were conducted on computers running 32-bit Windows XP SP3.
- 17 Oct 2013
Abingdon, 17 October 2013 - Kaspersky Lab today announces that Kaspersky Internet Security successfully detected 100 per cent of recent malware samples during Virus Bulletin’s VB100 comparative review in August.The security solution for home users was put through its paces by the authoritative publication on a machine running the 32-bit version of Windows 7 Professional SP1 Pro. This was as part of an on-going programme of tests under different operating systems.During the test, Kaspersky Internet Security successfully detected and blocked 100 per cent of the malware samples it encountered, and did not produce a single false positive. The malware employed in the scenario included threats that at the time of the testing had already been used in real-world malware attacks.Virus Bulletin experts also conducted the additional Reactive and Proactive test, where the participating products were required to demonstrate their ability to respond to emerging threats, not yet added to the antivirus databases of security solutions. In this test Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 scored 90.85 per cent, while the average result for all participants was 83.14 per cent.Following these impressive test results, the Kaspersky Lab product received a VB100 award.“The VB100 award is further recognition of the effectiveness of our antivirus
- 14 Oct 2013
Abingdon, 14 October 2013 - Kaspersky Lab today announces that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2014, two versions of its flagship home consumer products, earned high scores in AV-TEST’s latest Bi-Monthly Certification. The products got 17 of a possible 18 points from the independent experts for their ability to counteract cyber-threats during the July - August test period.The tests assessed three factors for each product: efficiency of malware detection, impact on regular computer performance and the number of false positives. Both Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 were tested as the timing of the test coincided with the launch of Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 at the end of August. In total, 26 security solutions from leading market players took part in the AV-TEST testing.In the malware detection test, Kaspersky Lab’s products identified 100 per cent of the 19,500 malware samples chosen by the test organisation. The selected threats had all been seen in the wild within the four weeks prior to the test.A further 125 new threats, not currently listed in the antivirus databases of the tested solutions, gave participants the chance to show how they could counter unknown malware. Over the course of the
- 08 Oct 2013
Comparative Tests, Product news
Kaspersky Lab’s flagship product for home users, Kaspersky Internet Security 2014, blocked 100% of Internet attacks during the independent Whole Product Dynamic Real-World Protection Test carried out by respected research laboratory AV-Comparatives
- 16 Sep 2013
Abingdon, 12th September 2013 - In August 2013, the Tolly Group, a global leader in third-party IT validation services, published a report commissioned by Kaspersky Lab on the performance results of four leading virtualization security solutions in VMware vSphere 5.1 environments. After conducting rigorous testing and head-to-head evaluations, the engineers at the Tolly Group concluded: “Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 2.0 blends efficient hypervisor resource usage with solid protection abilities by delivering lower average response times and disk usage than the other products tested,” and that Kaspersky Lab’s solution “defended against threats better than the other agentless offerings under test.”Quick FactsProducts included in the test were Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 2.0; McAfee MOVE Agentless 2.6; Trend Micro Deep Security 8, and the agent-based Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 2.0 demonstrated the lowest amount of disk usage among all products tested, and a higher malware detection rate than the other agentless solutions tested.The lower disk consumption offered by Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 2.0 produced a better quality of service as reported by VMware View Planner. This would enable superior consolidation ratios with Kaspersky Lab’s agentless solutions, especially when compared to the results of the agent-based solution included in this evaluation.Amongst
- 19 Aug 2013
Abingdon, 19 August 2013 -Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business has produced perfect protection performance in a two-month testing by AV-Test in May-June 2013. The product, which secures corporate IT infrastructures, successfully repelled all attacks, including those which exploit open vulnerabilities in legitimate applications.Regular and reliable blocks on incoming attacks are the basic criteria to assess the quality of any security product. Recently, tests have placed increased importance on the ability to deal with attacks involving vulnerabilities. These security gaps allow cybercriminals to bypass conventional signature-based security tools and infect computers.Over the course of two months from May to June 2013, AV-Test assessed nine different solutions which were designed to protect corporate IT infrastructures. They were ranked on their ability to stop malicious attacks, their user-friendliness and more. Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business earned a top score of six points for protection performance. It successfully blocked 100 per cent of the attack scenarios arranged by the test designers, which attempts to exploit open vulnerabilities in applications. There was only one other competitor that achieved full marks.When scanning the protected system, Kaspersky Lab’s product committed only four false positives; the average return for rival products was 21. In the overall testing results, Kaspersky
- 19 Aug 2013
Abingdon, 13 August 2013Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 for home users delivered a 100 per cent success rate in blocking Zero-day threats during a two-month security test. The Kaspersky Lab product took part in AV-Test’s May-June 2013 independent test, and scored 16.5 points out of 18 for its protection capabilities, performance and usability.The test involved 26 security solutions from world-renowned vendors. AV-Test’s experts focused on how well each product handled a wide range of threats – including Zero-day attacks – as well as their ability to distinguish between legitimate software and malware, or safe and dangerous websites. Kaspersky Lab’s product performed outstandingly well in every task. For instance, it blocked all 132 malicious Zero-day attacks (those which use breaches in legitimate software that have not been repaired) unleashed by the test. Kaspersky Internet Security made only three false detections, in comparison to some other participants that delivered up to 25 false positives.Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 scored top marks in two categories, gaining six out of six for both protection and usability. In the performance category, Kaspersky Lab was awarded 4.5 out of six, against an industry average of 3.8. The combined total saw Kaspersky Lab’s product take second place in the
- 14 Aug 2013
Kaspersky Lab today announces that Kaspersky Internet Security, its security solution for home users, took first place for its protection capabilities and received AV Comparatives’ highest Advanced+ award in an independent four-month test
- 31 Jul 2013
Abingdon, 31 July 2013 - Kaspersky Lab today announced that Kaspersky Small Office Security, the company’s home office product, has made it into the Top 3 most effective security solutions for its class. The new solution took second place in the Small Business Anti-Virus Protection April – June 2013 test conducted by Dennis Technology Labs, the independent testing laboratory.Dennis Technology Lab’s experts used two parameters to assess the effectiveness of solutions at detecting and blocking urgent threats, and also distinguishing legitimate software without affecting its performance. During the testing, Kaspersky Lab’s product missed just two out of 100 threats (against an average of 6.2) and generated two false positives (against an average of 5.4).
Kaspersky Small Office Security returned a 94 per cent effectiveness rating, earning itself the AA grade in Dennis Technology Labs’ classification. During the testing, the solution was lined up against security products from four other popular software vendors.“Security solutions for home offices must be easy to use and cannot demand specialist IT support because not all organisations of this size can afford designated staff. At the same time, they must provide high levels of protection against cyber-attacks which may threaten “home” businesses. Kaspersky Small Office Security was
- 25 Jul 2013
Abingdon 25th July 2013 - Kaspersky Lab today announced that the Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows corporate security solution was awarded the highest prize in the independent Enterprise Anti-Virus Protection April – June 2013 test conducted by Dennis Technology Labs.The test sought to find out how effectively products detect and block cyber threats and to compare the abilities of different security solutions currently on the market. Kaspersky Lab joined four other major corporate security vendors in the test.Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows took first place, scoring 388 out of a possible 400 points and claiming a 97 per cent effectiveness rating according to the calculations of Dennis Technology Labs. The Dennis experts used a set of 100 malicious links in the test. These were all ‘in-the-wild’ threats which can be seen in real-life attacks at the time of testing.In their summary, Dennis Technology Labs experts wrote: “This test shows that even with a relatively small sample set of 100 threats there is a significant difference in performance between antivirus programs. Most importantly, it illustrates this difference using real threats that attacked real computers at the time of testing.”Many expert organisations use broader sets of malware samples to conduct tests in