Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows a clear winner in the latest AV-Test evaluation

28 Nov 2012
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Abingdon, UK, 29th November 2012 –Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows has come out on top in independent tests conducted by AV-Test throughout September and October 2012. The product scored an impressive 16.5 points out of a possible 18 for all three categories tested meaning it not only successfully passed AV-Test certification, but scored considerably higher than the other solutions.

Eight coporate solutions from industry-leading vendors took part in the tests which consisted of three test categories; protection against malware infections cleaning and repair of an infected system and product impact on the usability of a computer.

The first category of tests saw the security solutions installed on a clean system running Windows 7 Ultimate with Service Pack 1. The AV-Test experts then emulated attacks on the computer by opening malicious attachments, visiting infected sites or copying malicious files from removable devices. The products were expected to detect and block all threats.

The second group of tests was conducted on operating systems infected with 40 different malicious objects. Each participating product had to remove all active malware components and remediate any modifications to the system.

The concluding round of tests assessed how the solutions affected system performance. In these tests AV-Test also checked for false positives when installing legitimate software.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows detected all the widespread threats in the AV-Test collection. 92 per cent of the very latest complex malicious samples were neutralised in September’s tests, with the figure rising to 100 per cent for testing conducted in October. Kaspersky Lab’s corporate solution detected all the malware on the infected system and removed the vast majority of malicious objects, earning top marks for the second group of tests.

In addition, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 did not generate any critical false warnings when scanning Windows and Office applications that were downloaded and installed by the AV-Test experts. During a full system scan of more than 650,000 popular programs and sites the product made just one slip which the experts described as the least critical.

Oleg Ishanov, Head of Anti-Malware Research at Kaspersky Lab commented; “The experts at AV-Test don’t just focus on the protection capabilities of the product, but also look at other important factors such as the ability to repair a system. That’s why we attach great importance to the results from AV-Test. We’re also pleased to see that no matter how tough the tasks set by independent experts, our corporate solution continues to achieve excellent results.”

The full report can be found online here