Kaspersky Lab Beats All Competitors in AV-Test.org Independent Testing

18 Jan 2012
Comparative Tests, Product news

The Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 consumer product and the Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows corporate solution have both beaten all competing products in two separate independent tests conducted by the reputable testing institution AV-Test.org at the end of December 2011. In the testing of home user products Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 earned the highest score of 17 points (with 13.2 being the average) to become the all-out leader among 23 security solutions. In the evaluation of corporate security solutions Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows got the highest score of 17.5 points out of a possible 18, also making it the winner among the eight tested solutions from leading vendors.

AV-Test.org’s testing of security software consisted of several trials, including those for the effectiveness of malware detection and removal, the number of false positive detections, and resource usage. Kaspersky Internet Security achieved 100% results in detection of zero-day and widespread malware, and also effectively detected and removed all active components of malicious programs on an already infected PC. AV-Test.org also recorded no false positive detections by Kaspersky Internet Security when checked against a collection of more than 480 000 clean files. Other products incorrectly identified as malicious an average of 15 legitimate files.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows, the corporate security solution for Windows-based desktops, also achieved 100% results in both detection of widespread and new malware and in removal of active components of malicious programs. The test for false positive detections saw Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows return the perfect result – zero – while other products flagged three clean objects as malicious on average.

Commenting on the results, Oleg Ishanov, Deputy Director of Antimalware Research at Kaspersky Lab, said: “In the late-2011 testing of both corporate and consumer solutions by AV-Test.org there were two contestants from Kaspersky Lab, and I’m glad to see both came top of the class. This is a major achievement for us, since such positive dynamics compared to previous results show that our development and security expert teams are moving in the right direction. The independent testing has also revealed that both consumer and corporate products from Kaspersky Lab are the unbeatable leaders in fighting emerging digital threats.”

The detailed results for Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 in the December 2011 testing can be found on the official website of AV-Test.org. The full results for Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows can be found on this page. The overall test results for all participants can be found here.

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