Antivirus Protection & Internet Security Software
11 May 2012Comparative Tests, Product news
Two Kaspersky Lab products – Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows and Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 – have won prestigious awards in independent testing conducted by the authoritative British magazine Virus Bulletin in April 2012. A total of 56 products participated in the comparative test conducted on a Windows XP Professional SP3 platform.
As well as operating smoothly and blocking the most commonly encountered threats, the products had to detect all the malicious programs from a WildList collection made up of samples currently spreading throughout a diverse user population. As part of their comparative tests the specialists at Virus Bulletin use both a traditional and an extended version of the WildList collections, as well as two types of tests: on-demand scanning and on-access scanning. Participating software is expected to detect every malicious program from both lists without returning a single false positive during an additional scan of clean files. Kaspersky Lab products demonstrated perfect results, detecting 100% of the malware with no false positives.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows and Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 also produced one of the best results in Reactive and Proactive (RAP) testing. The corporate product Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows neutralized 97.2% and 75.29% of malicious programs respectively while the home user product, Kaspersky Internet Security 2012, detected 96.75% and 74.55%. Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows achieved the best scores among the corporate solutions.
In addition to the test results, Virus Bulletin experts gave special ratings for ease of installation. They initially found the interface of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 slightly unusual, but once acclimatized they found it intuitive and user-friendly. The interface of Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 also won high praise.
“This is not the first time that Kaspersky Lab products have participated in Virus Bulletin testing and we are glad to see they have achieved excellent results yet again. We are particularly pleased that Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows topped the rating for corporate solutions,” commented Oleg Ishanov, Director of Anti-Malware Research at Kaspersky Lab. “It means our IT security developers and experts are moving in the right direction, providing Kaspersky Lab’s customers with maximum protection from all types of digital threats.”
A summary of the testing conducted by Virus Bulletin in April 2012 can be found at: http://www.virusbtn.com
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