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 November, Home PC Magazine published the results of a comparative test in which various firewalls available on the Russian market were tested for effectiveness. The firewall built into Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 demonstrated the most reliable protection against external network attacks and total control over unauthorized network activity of applications. Also, the fact that this is an integrated solution that provides comprehensive protection against various Internet threats did not prevent Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 from receiving the top marks for user-friendliness and ease of use even for inexperienced computer users.
German magazine PC Magazin conducted a series of tests which compared ten software solutions with integrated protection for home computers. According to the November issue of the magazine, Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0, a product developed by Kaspersky Lab, came out on top by scoring the greatest number of points (92 out of 100) and was awarded the “Excellent” mark.
The editors emphasize that the Kaspersky Lab product is easy to use and at the same time provides comprehensive protection of the computer against all types of contemporary IT threats. Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 also delivered exceptionally high virus detection results. “In terms of virus detection levels the scanner definitely belongs among of leaders,” say the magazine’s experts. The experts of PC Magazin also mentioned the advantages of checking file checksums (only new and modified files are scanned, while files that have not been modified since the previous scan are automatically marked as “clean”).
Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 is one more Kaspersky Lab product to win comparative tests conducted by the German edition of ComputerBild magazine, reported in issue 24/2006. The product won the test by a large margin, leaving other Internet security products behind. As a result, it received the “Test-Sieger” (Test Winner) award.
According to the magazine, “Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 has demonstrated a high level of detection for all types of malicious programs. In a long-term test the solution on average detected new malicious programs within 24 minutes.” This was made possible by a built-in heuristic analyzer and quick updating of antivirus databases. Top marks were awarded to the firewall included in Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0. The product was also given the “Excellent” mark for low consumption of system resources. Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 also became winner in the “Preis-Leistungs-Sieger” (price/performance ratio) category.
Kaspersky Lab Business products have been awarded the ‘Recommended for Business’ commendation by SecureIT magazine, for the categories ‘Best Value’ and ‘Most Effective’ anti-virus product for businesses. It was also ranked as one of three overall winners in a comprehensive comparative review of anti-virus products for enterprise organizations. SecureIT tested 10 of the most popular and highly-rated anti-virus products, with specific focus on the issues that impact businesses such as value, effectiveness, ease of use and installation, support and administration.
Kaspersky Lab was rated as a ‘phenomenal buy’ in the value category. SecureIT said: “The cost of this, coupled with the effectiveness, blew our testers away…Kaspersky represents almost unbelievable value. This is a phenomenal buy!” In the ‘most effective’ category, the magazine said: “Kaspersky’s record in independent virus testing over the last three years is impeccable and they only seem to be getting better.” With a high ranking of the solution’s effectiveness and ease of use, the test further highlighted Kaspersky Lab’s ability to protect every aspect of a business, including protecting different platforms and environments, “from Windows Workstations to real-time protection of Samba Fileservers and Handhelds”. Overall, Kaspersky Lab scored 9/10 in the test.
Kaspersky Lab has received an award from Australia’s NetGuide magazine for its new-generation product for personal protection, Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0. The product has received the publication’s top award.
The latest issue of the magazine’s Buyers’Guide included a review of Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0, an integrated solution that provides protection against viruses, hacker attacks and spam. According to the magazine, Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 is a reliable solution for integrated protection of personal computers from various contemporary threats. The magazine’s experts also emphasized the speed with which objects are scanned and the quality of protection from phishing attacks. Based on the test results, Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 received the top rating of 5 (Excellent).
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 Wins the prestigious CNET Editors’ Choice Award. CNET Editors’ Choice winners are recognized as top products in their respective technology categories, and contribute to the standard by which all future products are judged. A key selection requirement is the difference it makes in the lives of its users, whether through innovative features, exceptional value for the price, remarkable ease of use, or a demonstrable boost to users' productivity.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 combines traditional antivirus defense methods with the latest proactive technologies to provide consumers with solid and dependable protection against malicious programs. The product is simple to install and set up, is highly adaptable and can be easily tailored to suit requirements of individual users. According to CNET, “Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 is the best antivirus application we’ve seen this year. In our CNET Labs’ performance tests and in results from independent antivirus testing organizations, the [international] antivirus vendor Kaspersky scores high marks against its well-known competition.”
PC Magazine/Russian Edition, a leading computing magazine for Russian IT specialists, has announced the results of its Russian Software: The Crop of 2006 survey. The awards were presented at the ISDEF 2006 (“Independent Software Developers Forum”). The survey was prepared as part of an annual project by PC Magazine/RE, Russia: Best of the Best, which is devoted to software developed by Russian and Russian-speaking programmers. The magazine lists 44 software products divided into 11 categories as the most interesting systems in 2006. The laureates are awarded the PC Magazine/RE. Best Soft 2006 logo.
In selecting the laureates, the editors of the magazine used such criteria as technical excellence, the demand for the product in the marketplace and the importance of issues addressed by each solution. Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0, the new integrated solution from Kaspersky Lab, was among the winners in the Antivirus Software category.
According to the publication’s experts, Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0, a Kaspersky Lab antivirus solution, is the best security program available today.
“Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 is the best security suite among those available on the market today.” This is the conclusion of experts from Germany’s CHIP magazine following testing on various antivirus products, the results of which were published in the October issue. The magazine particularly emphasized that all components in Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0, including the antivirus scanner, a firewall, anti-spyware and anti-spam protection are controlled by a single administration utility. The improvements made to the solution’s main features since the previous version were also praised: “Thanks to the effective protection it offers, the program is now able to detect viruses and hacker attacks that are not included in its database. As always, the antivirus scanner has demonstrated the highest level of operation.” Another factor that contributed to the positive evaluation of the solution was that the program has minimal resource requirements (e.g., 40 MB RAM is sufficient for its operation). Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 heads the CHIP version of Top 10 software products that protect computers from cyber threats.
The editorial department of the Dutch magazine Winmag awarded Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 with the editors’ choice award. “The Kaspersky package offers all necessary security parts and presents these in a user friendly way. At the same time, the product offers sufficient setting possibilities for the advanced user, making sure that you are not limited to the standard settings.”
Kaspersky Lab earned a 2006 XChange XCellence award for Best Software Solution. The award was bestowed during CMP Media’s XChange'06 at an awards ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri on August 16. Kaspersky was also honored as a finalist in two additional categories: ‘Best Revenue Generator’ and ‘Best XChange Appointment’, a particularly impressive achievement, as finalists for each category are chosen from 120 nominees.
Heralded for the accuracy and frequency of its antivirus updates with Kaspersky Lab’s exclusive automated hourly antivirus updates, Kaspersky’s virus lab outpaces any of the leading virus detection centers with the industry’s highest detection rates and its unmatched rapid response time to virus outbreaks. With Kaspersky’s full line of award-winning antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and anti-crimeware offerings, VARs can deliver quality protection for their customers’ most complex networks, guarding all network entry points from firewalls and gateways to mail servers, file servers, workstations and mobile devices.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 performed impressively in a group test conducted by the German publication, Computerbild. Kasperksy Lab’s latest version of its antivirus software scored a “good rating”, following in the footsteps of its predecessor.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 demonstrated high-quality detection and treatment of viruses in the group test, as well as fast scanning speeds: it was able to scan 10 GB of data in 30 minutes, making it 10 minutes faster than the previous version. In conclusion, Computerbild noted: “The program showed itself to be an excellent quality solution”.
Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0, has won the prestigious “Editor’s Choice” award in the German magazine com! (issue № 7). The magazine was particularly impressed by the product’s new and updated interface, high detection rate and wide range of functions. Furthermore, it noted that: “Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 compares very favorably with competitor solutions in terms of its price. For this price, other vendors offer only antivirus protection and not an integrated protection suite”.
Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, has won the Best Brand award in the “Antivirus software—technology/performance” category for the second time. The German publication, PC Professionell (http://www.pcpro.de), presents the Best Brand awards as part of its IT BrandTrak survey. From September 2005 to January 2006, 15,000 PC Professionell readers took part in the BrandTrak survey with 2,400 readers evaluating antivirus software products from 18 vendors.
Once again, Kaspersky Lab was bestowed honors for its unique and innovative value-added reseller program at the recent IT ChannelVision, a business-focus channel event produced by Vision Events. Kaspersky Lab received awards for “Best VAR Channel Strategy” and “Best VAR Solution: Software” and was a nominee for the “Best Enterprise Solution” award. These honors are particularly prestigious given that the Best of IT ChannelVision awards are the only accolades in the channel solely voted on by the attending resellers and solution providers.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus has been named the 'Best Anti-spyware and 'Best Anti-worm' product by leading IT security title, SC Magazine, in the Readers Trust Awards. The company walked off with the coveted accolades at the SC Magazine Awards 2006 Europe. Kaspersky Lab was also a finalist in the ‘Best Anti-Virus’ and ‘Best Anti-Trojan' categories.
The double success re-enforces Kaspersky Lab’s position in the anti-malware market, as the company fended off some strong competition from major players in the security industry to win the awards. This year there were more than 1,300 product and service nominations from more than 330 companies.
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal has won the Computer Buyer Best Buy Award in the March edition of Computer Buyer, a leading magazine for the home user and small business community. The review tested six leading antivirus programs against a set of criteria that included: detection rates, usability, functionality, reporting and even how products coped when loaded onto a pre-infected PC.
One of the factors that helped Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal to win the award was it's ability to detect every virus that they 'threw' at it as well as every other form of malware tested, including Trojans, diallers and spyware. After analyzing the test results the reviewers declared, "In the end we voted for Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0. This product didn't come with many fancy extras like a firewall or a spam filter, but it's a top class virus checker – detecting all of the malware as well as all of the viruses – and it uses minimal resources without compromising the level of protection it provides”.
Overall, Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal was described as "unbeatable protection that won't break the bank or slow your computer down".
Kaspersky® Personal Security Suite - Kaspersky Lab's integrated security solution for PCs - received the Best Buy award from PC World Brazil. In comparative tests conducted by the Brazilian IT magazine, the product demonstrated top malicious program detection rates and detection of phishing messages. Experts from the magazine's test lab made note of the solution's low resource requirements on PCs, combined with high performance and reliable protection of user data.
Criteria used in the tests included such parameters as ease of software installation and use.
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