Antivirus Protection & Internet Security Software
Kaspersky Labs' products regularly score highly in comparative tests carried out by independent testing centres and IT publications. The awards our products have received are listed below.
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In its December issue, the respected Polish computer magazine "ENTER" has published the results of comparative tests conducted using the most popular anti-virus products. According to the results, Kaspersky Anti-Virus once again has confirmed its exclusive performance quality, significantly outperforming the competition by taking first place for level of defense against computer viruses.
In its Russian edition, the US computer magazine PC Magazine has published the results of a comparative test conducted amongst various anti-virus software developer products. According to the results, two Kaspersky Anti-Virus versions for home users, Personal and Personal Pro, received the highest marks from the magazine's editorial staff.
In its December issue, the popular Croatian computer magazine "BUG" has published a list of the best programs for 2001. In the category "Computer Safety Programs," first place was convincingly awarded to Kaspersky Labs.
The magazine's editorial staff commented: "Kaspersky Anti-Virus is a very convenient and reliable product deserving our recommendation."
The Spanish computer magazine PC Today recently conducted a comparative test of the ten most popular anti-virus packages amongst Spanish users. According to the test results, Kaspersky Anti-Virus was awarded a mark of "excellent," and was recommended by the PC Today editors as one of the best anti-viruses for protecting computers against malicious code.
In order to fairly determine that preventative measures are the best treatment, Linux Computing conducted its own independent anti-virus test for the Linux server version.
Also participating in the testing were the following anti-virus developers: McAfee, Sophos, Trend Micro, F-Secure H+BEDV, Network Associates along with Kaspersky Lab. The tests were conducted at the well-known anti-virus testing center located at Magdeburg University, (www.av-test.de) operating on the SuSe-Linux 6.3, with 446 typical "in the wild" viruses and 28 Linux viruses being used as testing material.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for the Linux server demonstrated outstanding scanning results, detecting absolutely all the aforementioned viruses utilized during the course of testing, rendering Kaspersky Lab as one of two victorious anti-virus developers receiving Linux Computing's testing award.
PCBuyer'sGuide is one of the Canadian TheTechnoZone (http://thetechnozone.com) Internet-information resource projects presenting news about the IT industry, as well as product testing and new technology reviews.
Even though a large number of anti-virus products are currently available on the market, PCBuyer'sGuide.com chose only three for the purposes of its testing: McAfee, Symantec, and Kaspersky Anti-Virus.
The main advantages of Kaspersky Anti-Virus are its exceptional level of virus detection and high-speed scanning, easily distinguishing it from its competitors and garnering victory.
Kaspersky Lab is the recipient of yet another award: according to test results released by the German computer magazine PC Professionell, Kaspersky Anti-Virus is the publication's choice for small- and medium-sized businesses desiring a high-quality anti-virus at an affordable price.
In the June issue, PC Professionell has published the results from anti-virus software tests for small- and medium-sized computer networks. For purposes of the test, a twenty-workstation network operating on Windows 95/98/ME/2000 and one Windows NT server were chosen. The magazine conducted the tests on the premises of its own testing lab, introducing a serious selection of viruses including the most infamous and dangerous viruses and Internet worms, as well as malicious Java applets and Trojan programs. Nine anti-virus programs were chosen for testing: Sophos, Norman, Symantec, McAfee, Trend Micro, F-Secure, H+BEDV, Finjan and Kaspersky Anti-Virus.
In awarding the prize to Kaspersky Anti-Virus, the editorial staff noted the outstanding results of the scanning and anti-virus defense programs, the quarantine function-the isolating of suspicious files to a special directory for further investigation by the system administrator-and in addition to this, the product's relatively low cost.
PCW-one of the most respected and comprehensive of British computer magazines-in its latest issue, published the results of anti-virus software tests for home users. For the purposes of the test, 10 of the most popular anti-virus programs in Britain were chosen: Command Anti-virus, InoculateIT, McAfee VirusScan, Norman Data Defense, Sophos, F-Secure, Trend Micro, Symantec, Frisk, and Kaspersky Anti-virus.
In the April issue (No. 129) of PC Actual, one of the most popular Spanish computer magazines, the results of the publication's latest annual anti-virus product tests have been published. As a result of the tests, Kaspersky Anti-Virus-leaving its competitors in the wake-once again for the second consecutive year has taken the top position according to points awarded during testing.
The popular German publication "Tomorrow" (www.tomorrow.de) dedicated the main topic of its latest issue to the comparison of anti-virus scanners. Amongst the competitors that "Tomorrow" chose as the five best anti-virus products were H+BEDV, F-Secure, Symantec, McAfee, and Kaspersky Labs.
The test was conducted in three categories: program functionality, service, and virus recognition and identification. Kaspersky Labs' anti-virus product proved itself to the magazine's editors to be convincingly simple to set up, and also displayed the highest level of virus detection - all of the harmful programs introduced during the course of the test-conducted by the well-known anti-virus test center, University of Magdeburg-were detected.
The affordability and high quality of Kaspersky Anti-Virus were the determining factors in the editorial staff's choosing and recommending KL Anti-Virus as the most effective and efficient means of protecting computers against viruses. The magazine also provides step-by-step KL Anti-Virus set-up instructions.
For the second consecutive year Kaspersky Lab's well-known, award-winning flagship product, Kaspersky Anti-Virus (AVP), has been rated "Software of the Year" by PC Magazine, one of the most respected and popular computer-related publications.
Just as in the previous year, Kaspersky Anti-Virus is second to none according to the aggregate product estimation that includes a comprehensive testing of such characteristics as quality, availability, price, service and others. In the majority of these categories, Kaspersky Anti-Virus scored the maximum 5 points out of 5.
In a comparative test carried out by one of the most respected Dutch computer publications, PCM magazine, and published in the February 2001 issue, it has been confirmed that Kaspersky Anti-Virus is ahead of the competition by leaps and bounds. Kaspersky anti-virus was rated the best product amongst others-McAfee, VirusScan, Norton Anti-Virus 2001, Panda Anti-Virus Platinum, and InoculateIT Personal Edition-participating in the competition. The magazine's editors emphasized that Kaspersky Anti-Virus can be operated easily and efficiently, and that the program's friendly and intuitive interface and very moderate price are appreciated by various categories of computer users. As quoted from PCM's February issue: "We recommend Kaspersky Anti-Virus for users who want to buy the unbeatable protection against viruses".
In tests carried out by one of the most respected German computer magazines PC go!, Kaspersky Anti-Virus proved to be the best anti-virus solution available on the market, being presented with the "Test Winner" award. The results of the test published in the February issue of the magazine show Kaspersky Anti-Virus' prevalence over 9 other anti-virus products in all the categories tested . In conclusion, the magazine's editors said: "Kaspersky-Anti-Virus is an excellent product with an outstanding virus detection rate."
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