- 04 Dec 2013
Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 has received the highest Advanced+ award in the latest independent AV-Comparatives Performance Test (Suite Products) designed to evaluate the impact security software has on PC performance.Protection products need tight integration with the operating system to combat malicious attacks. However, if the solution makes inefficient use of system resources, it can noticeably slow down the computer’s performance. Sometimes the problem is so acute that users opt to temporarily switch off their protection – leaving themselves open to criminal attack. Therefore, it’s important that the product not only detects threats but also doesn't interfere with user activity.AV-Comparatives conducted a series of tests to evaluate the impact security software has on PC performance. Performance was evaluated using two sub-tests and the scores were combined. The scenarios included everyday operations such as copying and archiving files, installing programs, converting music files from one format to another, and other everyday operations performed by PC users. The impact of an antivirus product on system performance was also measured using the specialised application Futuremark PCMark 8 Professional Edition.A total of 22 solutions participated in the testing conducted on computers running Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64-bit. All the products ran under their default settings.
- 04 Dec 2013
Kaspersky Lab has hit the top spot at the V3 Technology awards 2013.
- 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.
- 04 Dec 2013
Eugene Kaspersky, chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, will deliver the Day two opening keynote at the 2013 AFCEA Global Intelligence Forum, on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 8:15 a.m. CET at Le Plaza Hotel in Brussels, Belgium.This year’s AFCEA Global Intelligence Forum, held on December 10-11, will focus on new ways intelligence can meet Europe’s collective security needs. Improving the state of security in Europe’s cyber domain will be at the forefront of these discussions as the number of advanced threats and targeted attacks aimed at Europe’s public and private sectors continue to increase, both in frequency and volume. Distinguished speakers from government organisations, law enforcement agencies, industry and academia will examine these challenges in detail. They will also discuss new ways in which the public and private sectors can work together to fortify Europe’s cybersecurity capabilities while mitigating risk from future attacks.Eugene Kaspersky will address the state of Europe’s cyber threat landscape throughout his Day 2 opening keynote, ‘The True Nature of Cyber Threats to European Security’. The presentation will focus on Europe’s most pressing cyber security issues as well as emerging threats, and the impact each will have for governments, industry and the general public.To register for
- 03 Dec 2013
Vulnerabilities in legitimate software regularly used by employees at work are the leading cause of internal cyber-security incidents in business, according to a Kaspersky Lab study. The company also found that these vulnerabilities are a major source of corporate computer infections and critical data leakage. Approximately 39 per cent of the survey participants said that over the past 12 months, this had been the case at least once for their organisations.Although the number of such incidents has fallen substantially since 2011 – from 47 per cent to 39 per cent – it is still worryingly high. In total, approximately 85 per cent of companies have reported internal IT security incidents, and software vulnerabilities were the single biggest cause.The highest percentage of incidents was noted in Russia, where 51 per cent of survey respondents were affected. 43 per cent of companies based in Asia-Pacific encountered these issues, as did 38 per cent of companies in North America. Japanese companies had the lowest frequency of vulnerability-related security problems at just 29 per cent.In addition, 25 per cent of survey participants suffered data leakages within their organisation, caused by vulnerabilities in corporate software, while 10 per cent of companies reported leakages of critical
- 02 Dec 2013
Business News, Press Releases
Kaspersky Lab has beaten off competition from some of the biggest technology brands in the world to win both a MiAward (Marketing Industry Awards) and B2B Marketing Award for the global B2B campaign ‘See it. Control it. Protect it. With Kaspersky, now you can.’
The company was up against the likes of ATOS and Fujistu to win the Best Technology B2B Marketing Strategy award in the MiAwards and against VMware and Canon to win the Best International Audience Campaign award in the B2B Marketing Awards.
The ‘See it. Control it. Protect it. With Kaspersky, now you can’ campaign heralded the launch of Kaspersky Lab’s latest business solution Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business. The global campaign was designed to drive consideration and demand for the new solution. It incorporated live webinar events, emarketing, online advertising, content marketing, events, social media, analyst activity and partner co-marketing and was delivered across 40 countries in 18 languages.
Commenting on the MiAward win, Dr. John Malatesta, Vice President Global B2B Marketing at Kaspersky Lab says: “This is a real achievement for us when up against such tough competition. It has cemented Kaspersky Lab’s place as a leading technology B2B provider, which is one of our strategic objectives as
- 01 Dec 2013
The average cost of multimedia files that a user might lose from a device as a result of a cyber attack or other damage is estimated at £255, according to research by Kaspersky Lab. Many of these losses could be prevented, but after users purchase digital content they often fail to take appropriate steps to ensure that content is secure.
Users can lose files in a number of different ways: losing a device, having a device stolen, or falling victim to malicious users. Cybercriminals understand that users value their files, which is why they are constantly developing new malware that can encrypt data on a hard drive and then demand a ransom to have those files restored and returned.
According to the survey, over the past year 27 per cent of respondents encountered a cyber attack. At the same time, over 60 per cent of users who were victims of malware that either damaged or destroyed data admitted that they had not been able to fully restore their files. During the same period, approximately 14 per cent of users dealt with the loss, theft or crash of their device.Unguarded digital treasuresStudies have shown that potential losses resulting from the loss of multimedia
- 29 Nov 2013
Kaspersky Lab has recorded several thousand attempts to infect computers used for online banking with a malicious program that its creators claim can attack “any bank in any country”. The Neverquest Trojan banker supports almost every trick used to bypass online banking security systems
- 29 Nov 2013
Consumers urged to be more “netwise” as online sales reach pre-Christmas peak
- 20 Nov 2013
Business News, Corporate News, Press Releases, Product news
Abingdon, 20th November 2013 - Almost 98 per cent of computer users admit to enjoying the ease and convenience of shopping and banking on their PCs, Macs, tablets, and smartphones, according to Kaspersky Lab research . Although convenient, online activities almost always create new security concerns – and cybercriminals are cashing in. Banking Trojans, ransomware and fakes of banking and shopping websites are just a few examples of the techniques crooks are using to steal money.The survey revealed that online shopping is the most popular activity, with 95 per cent of respondents using these services. Online banking is close behind, used by 91 per cent, and about 74 per cent regularly use online payment services. The data also shows that most people use their PC or Mac for online financial transactions: 77 per cent of respondents use these devices to make purchases from online stores and 71 per cent for online banking.It’s not just the good guys who are aware of these services – cybercriminals are eager to launch lucrative financial cyberattacks and turn e-commerce into real world robbery. In response, all reputable online services use a variety of technologies to protect their customers’ critical financial information. However, these measures alone