Kaspersky Lab announces that Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 has received a prestigious VB100 award from the authoritative British magazine Virus Bulletin. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations, also successfully passed the test and received a VB100 certificate.
Full details of the comparative tests in which Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 achieved one of the best results for malware detection and won its first VB100 award were published in Virus Bulletin's August 2010 edition. The tests, which saw 54 popular antivirus products put through their paces, were conducted on a Windows Vista Business Edition SP2 platform.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 neutralised 100% of the polymorphic malware used during testing and all the programs from the In-the-Wild collection while running in 'on-demand scanning' and 'real-time protection' modes. Kaspersky Lab’s solution also neutralised the vast majority of the Trojans, worms and bots that it encountered. Both products demonstrated very high RAP (Reactive and Proactive) detection levels: 88-91% in the case of Kaspersky Internet Security, and 92-96% in the case of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0, notably higher than the results for products of other vendors such as Symantec and McAfee. Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 did not produce a single false positive throughout the entire test. Virus Bulletin’s report also stated that “the product’s interface is well thought out and easy-to-use”.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 was launched in the UK in July and takes a preventative approach to protection. It monitors and evaluates all types of potential threats and prevents any harmful activity, allowing the user to enjoy an even safer online experience. The product securely isolates any untrusted URLs and potentially hazardous areas of the World Wide Web from the user’s system, letting the user work in a secure environment, free from digital threats and unwanted information. The protection system does not restrict the user’s activity at all and is designed to ensure that the user’s flow of data and communication channels remain secure. Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 employs a whole host of new and improved technologies, many of which are unique to Kaspersky Lab.