Antivirus Protection & Internet Security Software
25 Oct 2012Comparative Tests, Product news
In Q3 2012 experts from Dennis Technology Labs, an independent UK-based lab attached to Dennis Publishing, tested the effectiveness of security solutions in the Small Business Anti-Virus Protection and Enterprise Anti-Virus Protection categories. Kaspersky Small Office Security was the top performer in its category, while Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows was among the leading products in the Enterprise category.
Testing saw the experts at Dennis Technology Labs compare corporate protection solutions from leading global software developers, assessing the solutions’ ability to block as many Internet threats as possible. In the main test the security products had to block access to a malicious site or, if this wasn’t possible, to eliminate the threat while it was trying to penetrate the system. The analysts gave higher marks for immediate blocking. In addition, the products were tested for false positives. The final result was determined by the combined score for both tests.
Kaspersky Small Office Security earned 388.9 points out of a possible 400 to top the rankings of small business solutions, and receive the highest AAA award from Dennis Technology Labs. This outstanding result was due to the fact that Kaspersky Small Office Security was the only solution capable of blocking all threats. In the first test the product scored 296 out of a possible 300, against an average of barely 210 points. The Kaspersky Lab product also successfully passed the test for false positives, generating just one – a far better result than the other solutions managed.
In the Enterprise category Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows scored 345 out of 400, finishing second in the overall rating. However, when it came to neutralizing Internet threats the Kaspersky Lab product shared first place and did not block a single legitimate program in the false positives test.
Nikita Shvetsov, Kaspersky Lab’s Director of Anti-Malware Research, commented: “Dennis Technology Labs’ testing methodology is good in that it successfully imitates the real-life conditions company employees face, whether in a small home office or a large corporation. Kaspersky Small Office Security showed it offers extremely effective protection, while the results for Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows confirmed our corporate solution is highly efficient and, at the same time, highlighted areas where it can be made even better.”
A summary of the Dennis Technology Labs testing for corporate solutions is available at: Small Business Anti-Virus Protection and Enterprise Anti-Virus Protection.
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