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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German magazine PC Praxis has named Kaspersky Internet Security “The Product of the Year” under the category of “IT security” More than 35 thousand PC Praxis readers participated in the open voting.
Andreas Lamm, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab in Germany, notes that “votes from readers are how we truly learn that the users are really satisfied with our products. We are striving for leadership on the consumer market and it is only possible if the clients highly appreciate Kaspersky Lab products”
Kaspersky Internet Security has won a five star recommendation for KasperskyÂ Internet Security 7.0. Throughout the rigorous testing process Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 scored the highest results for malware detection, website-exploits and firewall tests scoring 98% for detection. It also outperformed the competition on system start-up time and system RAM footprint. Kaspersky® Internet Security benefits from a comprehensive triple threat barrier that incorporates automated hourly anti-malware updates, heuristic analysis and real-time behaviour blocking. As proven in the PC Pro test it delivers the highest detection rates, fastest response to new threats and proactive protection against known and unknown threats. It provides enhanced protection of personal data to guard against the increasing risk of Internet fraud and online identity theft and also helps to keep children safe online with its parental control feature.
Kaspersky Internet Security this week scored an impressive 9 out of 10 points in a security review carried out by Micro Mart. The score was based on performance, features, ease of use and price.
“Kaspersky Internet Security is excellent value for money considering how much software you get and if you bought individual products they could cost double the price for this kit. Parental controls enable you to prevent children from accessing unsuitable web content and you can also define the times that they’re allowed Internet access. The software can block irritating advertising banners on web pages. Other security suites do some or maybe all of this, but they don’t give that fine degree of control that Kaspersky provides. It’s easy to enable and disable individual features and many functions can be customised. It’s strongly recommended.”
Kaspersky Anti-Virus wins the prestigious CNET Editors’ Choice Award for the second year in a row. According to CNET, “Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 continues to outshine its competition with its ease of use combined with thorough antivirus protection. Kaspersky has consistently demonstrated the shortest response time to breaking new malware threats. If you’re looking for an antivirus application that’s good, fast, and light on system resources, Kaspersky is the one. We found this application easy enough for beginners with customization features that will please more-advanced users, as well.”
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 that it must also change the competitive landscape of its market, whether through innovative features, exceptional value for the price, remarkable ease of use, or a demonstrable boost to the lives of its users.
Kaspersky® Enterprise Space Security, a product of the Kaspersky® Open Space Security suite, has won a five star recommendation in a review by UK technology publication, PC Pro. Kaspersky® Enterprise Security, which provides protection for workstations, file servers and mail servers, was awarded five stars for each of the PC Pro review categories that included ease of use, features and value for money.
The review recognises the development in the software’s added protection functions and also highlights the capabilities of the suite’s management console, Kaspersky® Administration Kit. In addition the review acknowledges Kaspersky’s Anti-Spam system as the PC Pro author Ian Parsons explains, “We were impressed by the antispam system which not only detects text-based spam using a self-training algorithm, but can also detect spam in images and from the contents of the mail header.” Parson concludes that “The extra features in the client software avoid the need for separate protection programs, providing savings in processing power, administration and costs, making the whole package even more attractive.”
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 received two top awards – “Labs Winner” and “A List” from PC Pro, one of the oldest and most influential British IT magazines, with a six-star rating for all three criteria: performance; ease of use; and value for money. According to PC Pro, Kaspersky Anti-Virus demonstrated unrivaled effectiveness of antivirus protection: it “managed to find and remove an incredible 98% of the malware.” “While many packages check for new virus signatures on a daily basis, Kaspersky runs to an hourly schedule, improving a PC’s chances of being immunized before an infection reaches it,” states the article.
The review also notes that the software is efficient, being one of the lowest users of total system RAM of all the products tested: “It’s refreshing to find an antivirus package that’s so respectful of resources… the impact upon system resources is negligible.”It cites the product’s breadth of features as a major benefit of the software: “No other package combines such a range of useful functions.” Importantly, even an inexperienced user will be able to control all these features. “With peerless detection capabilities, this well-conceived package is a joy to use,” say the reviewers.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 finished first place in a comparative test of 12 personal antivirus products, which was conducted by ComputerBild, a major European IT magazine. According to authors of the review, “Kaspersky Anti-Virus has demonstrated excellent ability to detect and disinfect both new and rare malicious programs.” ComputerBild experts emphasized that the Kaspersky Lab product treated infected files very carefully and did not damage a single file. The testing also showed record-fast updating of antivirus databases: it took an average of only 28 minutes after the appearance of new threats before receiving the necessary updates, according to the magazine’s testing specialists.
For the highly effective detection and removal of malicious programs, safe treatment of infected files and fast new threat response time, Kaspersky Anti-Virus received the prestigious ComputerBild Test Winner award.
Kaspersky Lab software has been recognized by INFO Exame a leading Brazilian IT publication, as the best developer of IT security solutions by its readers. Info Exame conducted a poll to find out which IT brands are most trusted by the magazine’s readers. Seventy-nine per cent of respondents rated Kaspersky Lab highly, ranking number one among antivirus vendors and 16th among all software developers.
The commanding performance of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 prompted PC World to declare the product one of the ‘100 Best Products of 2007’. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 charts at an impressive 55th place, rubbing shoulders with such technology giants as Apple iPod, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. PC World says of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0’s placing: “PC security is as important as ever, and Kaspersky's fast response to outbreaks makes this a first-rate tool for locking down your PC.”
PC World, one of the most influential and trusted computer magazines in the world, awarded Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 with the coveted “Best Buy” award. The award was given are reviewing eight leading stand-alone antivirus applications and testing their antivirus and anti-spyware capabilities on a Vista platform. The tests were conducted in partnership with AV-Test.org, a respected independent antivirus testing organization.
PC World concluded that “Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 shines for its top-notch malware detection and disinfection rates. It boasts a 96 percent detection rate, and cleaned 86 percent of all items in our disinfection tests.” PC World’s testers found out that “It is also the fastest at delivering new signatures out of the eight tested programs, with an average response time of 0 to 2 hours.”
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 has received a Best Buy award in the category of antivirus products for home users from PC Advisor, a respected British magazine specializing in expert advice on information technology. According to review author Ryan Naraine, “Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 shines for its top-notch malware detection and disinfection performance.” The author continues, “It was also the fastest at delivering new signatures… And you'll pay surprisingly little for this stellar performance.” In Naraine's view, the product’s design and ease of use are “superior”.
The verdict of PC Advisor experts based on testing results is: “A great product for bargain hunters, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 offers solid malware detection and superfast outbreak response times. A deserving Best Buy.”
Kaspersky Lab has been recognized as the best developer of IT security solutions by readers of Brazilian publication PC World. According to a poll published in the May issue of PC World, Kaspersky Lab took first place among software developers. Sixty percent of the users polled voted in favor of the company’s products. The poll, the purpose of which was to study the buying preferences of users, was conducted on the magazine’s website.
Establishing itself as a leading business security software vendor in the European market, Kaspersky Lab collected three awards for its Kaspersky Open Space Security solution at SC Magazine's 2007 European awards. Kaspersky Lab won ‘highly commended’ in three categories of the prestigious awards: Best Anti-Malware Solution; Best SME Security Solution; and Security Product of the Year. It was also a finalist in the Innovation Award for Technology category.
The SC Magazine awards showcase the best products and services in the information security industry, and are voted for by both readers of the international IT security magazine and an independent judging panel. Paul Fisher, editor, SC Magazine, said: “The SC Magazine Awards Europe highlight the very best of the security industry and attract around 1,300 nominations each year. The awards reward excellence and are unrivalled in terms of prestige. To be nominated in four categories is a great achievement.”
Australian PC User, Australia’s most popular IT magazine, conducted a comparative review of different vendors’ integrated solutions that protect home users from IT threats. Testing was conducted on a system running under Windows Vista infected with 400 different samples of malicious programs currently common on the Internet, including viruses and Trojans. Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 demonstrated the best results among all the products tested. As Australian PC User experts described the results shown by Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0, “the antivirus and anti-spyware results were as close to perfect as we’ve seen.”
During testing, Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 detected and removed all malicious programs on the test system, including spyware. According to authors of the review, “the overall usability, speed and effectiveness of the suite on the whole earned Kaspersky a near-perfect score.”
Based on the results of a test of antivirus products conducted by ComputerBild, a respected German magazine, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 has been recognized as the best antivirus solution for Windows Vista. The Kaspersky Lab product received the highest overall testing score of 2.29 for the high quality of malicious code detection and removal without damaging infected files, for ease of use and for short new threat response times.
The runners-up were G Data Antivirenkit 2007 and F-Secure Anti-Virus 2007. Since both products are based on the antivirus engine from Kaspersky Lab, it can be said that Kaspersky Anti-Virus has won the entire winners’ podium.
Based on tests conducted by the German magazine com! Das Computer Magazin of antivirus products running on Windows Vista, Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 offers Windows Vista users the best protection from viruses, spyware and other malicious software.
The magazine’s experts gave hi ratings for the quality of the solution's virus detection, the pre-installed firewall, and additional options such as the spam filter, which is capable of recognizing messages that contain graphic spam. The publication also emphasized the solution’s low resource requirements compared to competitor products and the accessible price of Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0.
In April, Virus Bulletin published the results of tests of antivirus solutions on Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server platform. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Samba Server version 5.5.9 participated in the test.
Virus Bulletin experts characterized the quality of detecting malicious programs by Kaspersky Anti-Virus as “excellent”, and file scanning, according to their opinion, was conducted “thoroughly and reliably”. The Kaspersky Lab product detected and neutralized 100% of all malicious programs that were used in the Virus Bulletin test. As a result, Kaspersky Anti-Virus deservingly received the award VB 100%, a prestigious sign of its high effectiveness, which was acknowledged by antivirus experts.
The readers of the German magazine PC-Magazin have named Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 "Product of the Year 2006/2007". PC-Magazin's has a circulation is almost 200 000, and for the last 20 years it has been a respected authority in the German IT-market. The readers had to determine their preferences in 26 categories, which included digital cameras, printers, monitors and video cards. In the “Software for Protection Against IT-threats” category 20 000 respondents gave their preference for Kaspersky Lab’s product, which was deemed “the most innovative” product available.
Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 received the ‘Best Security Award’ from PC World Belgium. The magazine valued the fact that all malware was detected and praised the different web protection tools.
In March, Dutch magazine Internet Compleet, conducted a comparative test of ten Internet Security Suites. Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 was named "Best Buy" due to the fact that it offers a complete solution while remaining very user-friendly.
Diskidee, a Dutch/Belgian website that tests IT products, named Kaspersky Business Optimal Suite ‘Best Buy’. The site valued the fact that Kaspersky supports most platforms. This, in combination with the functionality of the administration kit and low price were among the reasons for handing Kaspersky the award.
Computer Shopper (UK), the biggest selling monthly consumer magazine in the UK, gives Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 a 5-star rating after a review of popular antivirus products for home users. The magazine mentioned advantages of Kaspersky Anti-Virus included family-friendly features and convenient update settings. However, Kaspersky Anti-Virus's biggest selling point was its detection rate, which stood "head and shoulders above the competition."
AV-Comparatives, a respected Austrian antivirus lab, tested 17 leading antivirus products for home users using a virus collection of over 1 million malicious program samples. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 proved to be almost 100% effective at detecting malicious programs, including worms, Trojans and polymorphic viruses. According to experts of the AV-Comparatives lab, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 is also one of the fastest in detecting new malware samples. Based on the testing results, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 was awarded a certificate of the top level, ADVANCED+.
Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 has received the Editor’s Choice award from InfoExame, a major Brazilian IT magazine. The magazine’s experts tested products developed by leaders of the IT security market and providing integrated protection from a variety of cyberthreats, including viruses, spam and hacker attacks. Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 proved to be the most effective of the products tested. According to the authors of the test report, “only the Kaspersky Lab product was able to clean our computer out so it became as good as new.” Furthermore, Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 requires less system resources than all the other products tested: according to the magazine, it used only 36 megabytes of RAM. Editors of InfoExame gave these advantages of Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 their due and selected the solution as Editor’s Choice.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 has been voted the ‘Best Anti-Virus Product On The Russian Computer Market For 2006’ by the readers of Mir PK (Personal Computer World) magazine, the most established and esteemed Russian magazine devoted to personal computing. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 scooped the prestigious accolade following the fourteenth annual readership poll by Mir PK.
The Mir PK awards attracted thousands of votes, with participants basing their votes on their personal experience of products and services. The latest award continues a proud tradition for Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, as previous versions of Kaspersky Anti-Virus have been named ‘Anti-virus Product of the Year’ by Mir PK on a number of occasions.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 received an Editors’ Choice award from the Turkish edition of Chip magazine. Experts of the respected Turkish IT publication recognized the advantages of Kaspersky Anti-Virus in the course of the annual testing session and gave the product the well-earned award.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 received the Editor’s Choice award based on a comparison of different antivirus products. According to the magazine’s editors, “Currently, an Internet connection is available to everyone, and this means that practically every computer is constantly subjected to the risk of malware infection. The complete protection provided by Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 makes the solution indispensable for all Internet users. Protection from Trojans, viruses, worms, spyware and adware is simply essential, and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 has no peers in this area.”
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 receives the Computer Idea Recomendado (Computer Idea Recommends) Award from Computer Idea magazine, a leading Spanish IT publication. Criteria used by the magazine’s editors in selecting recommended software products include high performance, extensive functionality and attractive price for end users. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 was judged to meet all these requirements and received the well-earned award. According to Computer Idea editors, “The Russian vendor’s solution is based on a top-quality antivirus engine that effectively prevents virus and spyware infection. Many independent experts agree that this is the industry’s best solution. We have noted that the solution does not require significant system resources when scanning files. Another advantage of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 is its stability. Scanning of executable files and archives is implemented flawlessly. The product detects and removes even malware resident in an infected computer’s RAM. Combined with the competitive price, the advantages of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 allow us to recommend it even to the most discriminating users.”
Kaspersky Lab’s Enterprise Security software has been named as a finalist in four categories of this year’s prestigious SC Magazine Awards Europe. Kaspersky® Enterprise Security is nominated as a finalist in the following categories: Best Anti-Malware Solution; Best SME Security Solution; Security Product of the Year; and the Innovation Award for technology. The SC Magazine Awards showcase the best products and services in the information security industry and are voted for by both readers of the international IT security magazine and an independent judging panel. The SC Magazine Awards highlight the very best of the security industry and attract around 1300 nominations each year. The awards reward excellence and are unrivalled in terms of prestige.
Kaspersky Lab has won a coveted Editor’s Choice award from APC Magazine – the oldest and most influential IT magazine in Australia – for its Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 product. During testing, Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 demonstrated superb protection from malicious programs. The product was also lauded for its “unbelievably low” resource requirements, with the testers noting that Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 “is a nimble but powerful package and is delivered without the fat and unnecessary gimmicks.”
According to the magazine’s reviewers, the Proactive Defense module is “the most interesting element” of the product, analyzing the activity of applications installed in the system and protecting the system from new, unknown malicious programs. APC experts also commended the product’s functional “bright, cheery interface that gives access to a suite of services”. Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0’s overall performance ensured it received the accolade of Best Integrated Internet Security Product. “Kaspersky is a force to be reckoned with,” concluded the APC experts.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 has been rated as one of the best software products in XtremPC ratings. XtremPC, a Romanian magazine, is one of the oldest and most authoritative publications for PC users. Every year the magazine’s readers vote to select the best software solutions among those available in the market. Based on the voting results, winning products are given awards. Among advantages that the magazine’s readers mentioned were the high performance of the product and the user-friendliness of its interface.
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