PC Pro, the most respected British IT magazine, has awarded its two top accolades: “Labs Winner” and “A List” to Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0.
The awards are based on the results of a comparative analysis of 12 integrated security solutions designed to protect personal computers from malicious programs, hacker attacks and spam. In addition to Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0, solutions developed by Symantec, McAfee, Trend Micro, Panda, ESET and Agnitum were included in the analysis.
According to the authors of the review, in the malware test, “Kaspersky Internet Security achieved a superb 98% detection rate.” PC Pro experts also emphasized that the solution achieved this result without a single false positive, that is, no legitimate programs were identified as malicious by the antivirus module.
Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0's integrated firewall also passed testing with flying colors. According to the magazine’s experts, it was “among the most intelligent” they had seen.
Unlike most other test labs, PC Pro experts set up their test to imitate standard actions performed by users in real life situations. Specifically, to test the effectiveness of various antivirus programs, PC Pro experts did not simply run an on-demand scan, but downloaded emails with infected attachments and imitated downloading infected files from the Internet using specially developed scripts. Such tests approximate everyday conditions better than other types of testing. The analysis conducted by PC Pro demonstrated that many products are much better able to detect malicious programs by scanning files on demand than they are at blocking malicious programs in real-life conditions.
The overall score achieved by each solution tested was based not only on the effectiveness of the protection provided by the product, but also on its ease of use and its value-for-money rating.
Given the excellent testing results achieve by the solution, the authors of the review concluded that “Kaspersky Internet Security has to take the crown.”
In previous testing conducted in July 2007, PC Pro experts awarded the magazine’s top “Labs Winner” and “A List” awards to another Kaspersky Lab product, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0, concluding that “Kaspersky towers over the competition.”