Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 named 'Best Buy' by Computer Shopper

22 Dec 2009
Product news

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that the UK magazine Computer Shopper has awarded Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 its ‘Best Buy' rating for an antivirus solution.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 received a five-star rating and Best Buy status following the comparative testing of 11 popular security solutions that included freeware, shareware and commercial versions.

The products were rigorously tested against real threats that are currently live on the Internet – malicious programs that use drive-by downloads to infect users' machines without their knowledge. The protection solutions were installed on identical PCs running the Windows XP SP2 operating system.

The products were rated on detection level, quality of system recovery, use of system resources as well as the number of false positives generated by a collection of clean files which, just to make things more difficult, included potentially unwanted programs such as password crackers. How easy the product interfaces were to navigate, the variety of useful functions and the retail price were also taken into consideration.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 passed the test with flying colors, demonstrating the best overall score and deservedly earning the top five-star rating and Best Buy status. The experts at Computer Shopper praised the product for its "outstanding malware protection", "easy-to-use interface" and affordable price.

"We are delighted to receive such high marks from a renowned British magazine. This reflects the popularity of our product in the UK," commented Stephane Le Hir, Vice President of Kaspersky Lab's Consumer Division. "It's particularly important that our products continue to fare so well in proactive protection tests because this is an area that is vital for the end user. It's also good to see that more and more IT publications and test labs are choosing this approach to assess the performance of antivirus solutions."

Kaspersky Lab's range of personal products, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2010, are at the cutting-edge of information security. Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 combines advanced application control technology that assigns a risk rating to previously unknown malware with the innovative Kaspersky Security Network distribution system and unique sandbox virtualization technology that provides a safe environment in which to run suspect applications.