Archive Awards

Archive Awards

Internationally recognized products

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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  • December 2008

    In a test conducted by Italian PC magazine, Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 scored 95 points out of a maximum of 100 and was given an award from the Italian edition of the respected PC Magazine. The editorial team at PC Magazine concluded that “the new version of Kaspersky Internet Security is reliable and effective; the product guarantees protection from all possible threats.”
  • December 2008

    Readers of Romanian magazine Chip IT voted Kaspersky Internet Security as “Product of the Year”. The award, in its ninth year, is part of one of the most prestigious IT events in Romania. Kaspersky Internet Security was voted the best solution in the software category, with a higher score than competitors such as McAfee, Norton, Panda, F-Secure and even surpassing BitDefender – a Romanian solution. Unlike numerous other IT competitions, the Chip IT magazine awards are decided by the readers, with journalists having no influence on the final results, and are therefore seen as representing the users’ products of choice.

  • December 2008

    PCJapan gave Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 the top “Integrated Security Software 2009” ranking in its December 2008 issue. The Kaspersky product was tested against 11 other integrated security software products, and was awarded the highest score, earning the title “PCJapan RECOMMENDED”. (Final scores: Kaspersky Internet Security 2009, 81 pts; Virus Buster 2009, 76 pts; F-Secure Internet Security 2009, 74 pts; AVG Internet Security 8.0, 73 pts; McAfee Total Protection 2009, 71 pts; ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite, 69 pts; Norton Internet Security, 68 pts; ESET Smart Security, 65 pts; Windows Live OneCare, 61 pts; Kingsoft Internet Security U, 59 pts; Virus Security ZERO, 58 pts)
  • November 2008

    Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 won the comparative test held by the respected German magazine Com!. Kaspersky Lab’s personal product was the top performer in a series of tests in which 10 antivirus solutions from different vendors participated: “Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 provides the best all-round protection. The article noted the solution’s minimal use of system resources and user-friendly interface. “The solution to any potential problem is just a mouse-click away.” Com! reported components of Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 such as the virus scanner, spam filter and firewall performed exceptionally well during the test.

  • November 2008

    German website Softwareload.de announced that Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 won the “Software of the Year 2008 Gold” award. Over 100,000 visitors to the Softwareload.de site took part in voting for their top software of 2008, with the nominees having been selected by a jury of experts. Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 came first in the “Security” category, winning a gold medal. It is the second year in a row that a Kaspersky Lab product won in this category.

  • November 2008

    Leading Spanish IT magazine PC World selected Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 for its 5-Star award. The magazine highlights the solution’s effectiveness and minimal use of resources, saying: “Apart from detecting and removing malicious programs, Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 prevents attacks. The interface of the new Kaspersky Lab version 2009 product now has a simpler, intuitively understandable structure.” The magazine also praises the innovative and convenient parental control system.

  • August 2008

    In its August issue, Micro Actuel, one of France’s leading IT magazines, singled out Kaspersky Internet Security for its “Editor’s Choice” award. The magazine’s review highlights the superior protection from IT threats that the new product provides, as well as the high-speed scanning and minimal use of system resources that are achieved with the new antivirus engine. “The Russian company has managed to create a solution that has such a low impact on system resources that it does not cause system slowdown."

  • July 2008

    In July, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 received the coveted PC Pro 6 Star Recommended and A List Awards. PC PRO states that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 is “more approachable than ever, with excellent malware detection in an affordable package. Kaspersky Anti-Virus has been our AV product of choice for over a year. The most obvious change is the updated interface. It's cleaner and simpler than earlier versions, … Kaspersky 2009 boasts an updated virus-scanning engine, which is designed to make use of multiple CPU cores to speed up security scans. It's also the first version of Kaspersky to use whitelisting. Thankfully, these new features haven't bloated the package's footprint. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 added 46MB to our RAM footprint - pleasingly small by the standards of commercial AV packages.”

  • May 2008

    Kaspersky Enterprise Space Security was selected as the Readers’ Choice Award winner in the Network Antivirus category on the leading Windows security resource site, WindowSecurity.com. The Readers’ Choice Awards give visitors the opportunity to vote for the products they view as the very best in their respective categories. WindowSecurity.com users are specialists in their field who encounter various network security solutions at the workplace, and the award provides the ultimate recognition from peers within the industry.

  • March 2008

    Leading Japanese consumer advisory portal Kakaku.com named Kaspersky Internet Security the “Best Internet Security Product 2007” . Kakaku.com evaluates feedback and reviews from common users, choosing the most highly appreciated products that have gained users appreciation. Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0, a predecessor of currently distributed Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0, won the Gold Medal gaining 2414 points in Kakaku.com product rating. Kakaku.com attracts monthly audience of more than 12mln. users, currently accumulating over 7.3 million posts such as feedbacks and reviews. Thus, the Product Award is recognized to be No. 1 in Japan in terms of users’ viewpoint.

    “It’s a reliable product delivered by a vendor admitting no compromise in quality. That was our primary focus when awarding the Gold Medal, disregard of product price; we are sure that product is worth the award completely”, says Mr. Kamada, head of Media Creative Department of Kakaku.com Inc.

  • January 2008

    Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 came out on top in a comparative test that saw the four most popular products on the Brazilian market go head-to-head. The results were published in the January edition of the Brazil’s biggest computer magazine InfoExame. Experts at the magazine tested the effectiveness of integrated solutions from Symantec, McAfee, Panda and Kaspersky Lab. As well as checking the quality of malware detection, the specialists at InfoExame tested the spam filtration capabilities of each product, the level of protection their built-in firewalls provide against hacker attacks, and other functions such as parental controls and anti-phishing components. Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 achieved the best results during testing, demonstrating the highest level of malware detection of all the products and scoring most points overall.

  • January 2008

    Popular French magazine PC Achat has named Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 the “Best Product of 2008” in the category for integrated PC protection software. The authors noted that Kaspersky Internet Security was an extremely reliable defense against viruses, spyware, intrusions, spam, and phishing. Also praised was the product's parental control model, which guards children from accessing questionable sites and can control the amount of time children spend online. In summary, the authors concluded that Kaspersky Internet Security provided "peace of mind and a healthy computer".

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