Antivirus Protection & Internet Security Software
Kaspersky Lab's products regularly score highly in comparative tests carried out by independent testing centres and IT publications. The awards and certificates our products have received are listed below.
Kaspersky Internet Security was rated as the best protection solution following an endurance test carried out from September 2013 to February 2014 by the experts of the independent laboratory AV-TEST. Kaspersky Lab’s product achieved top scores for malware detection while maintaining a lower system load than any other tested product.
Kaspersky Internet Security Multi-Device was awarded the title “Product of the Year 2013” by editors of the Polish edition of the PC World magazine. "Product of the Year” is an annual award awarded by the PC World magazine to the best and most interesting products, technologies and services that appeared on the market over the last 12 months. The title is granted based on numerous criteria, with the most important one being the score from a detailed test conducted at PC World’s lab.
“Výborný program” (“Excellent program”) is a special award, which recommends software to readers of the Czech IT online magazine SWmag.cz. They are common users, so it focuses on user-friendly control and interface. It is the magazine’s top award for paid apps.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 is an effective and reliable security solution. When you browse the Internet, you and your computer are safe thanks to the high-quality firewall. User interface is friendly and it is offered Czech language.
SWmag.cz. have tested Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 on computer with Windows OS for three weeks. Firewall has been reliable and effective. The resident protection has also been strong. The test included browsing usual websites and “dangerous” sites (where the risk had been expected). The team also checked a lot of unknown archives. KIS 2013 have succeeded in all cases.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 has earned a prestigious Product of the Year 2012 award from the Polish magazine IT Professional. According to the editors at IT Professional, Kaspersky Lab’s latest business solution is distinguished by its functionality and ease of use, with intelligent mechanisms for controlling applications, web activity and devices used in the corporate network offering key advantages.
Following independent testing by the authoritative Virus Bulletin magazine in December 2012 on a Windows 8 Pro platform, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 received a VB 100 award. The Kaspersky Lab solution for home users successfully detected all threats from a WildList collection and didn’t generate a single false positive.
Kaspersky Lab’s solution for home users – Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 – has been ranked as one of the most effective security solutions and awarded the highest Advanced+ rating following independent testing by AV-Comparatives in October 2012. The product successfully removed all 14 malware samples used by the experts and finished in first place.
Consumer products Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 achieved “Windows 8 Approved” status in the test by the reputable independent test lab AV-Comparatives.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows came out on top in independent testing of business solutions conducted by AV-Test throughout September and October 2012. Kaspersky Lab’s corporate solution scored an impressive 16.5 points out of a possible 18 and was the clear winner among the corporate security solutions for workstations.
Kaspersky Lab’s corporate solution Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows received an award from the authoritative British magazine Virus Bulletin following testing conducted in October 2012. The product successfully blocked 100% of malware from a WildList collection without generating a single false positive.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 was the best performing product as Dennis Technology Labs carried out a comprehensive assessment of Internet security suites from eight leading vendors. The independent testing in Q3 2012 placed Kaspersky Lab’s product as the leader in its class, and earned it the top AAA award. Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 was the only product that successfully prevented all threats from compromising the system.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 became one of only three products to achieve “Recommended” status in the complex Proactive Security Challenge 64 test conducted by Matousec.com. Kaspersky Lab’s security solution produced one of the best results, blocking 95 out of 110 simulated threats and reaching the 11th and highest level of the test. Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 came third in the overall product rating and second among security suites.
Kaspersky Lab’s mobile security solution for Android smartphones posted outstanding results in a recent malware detection test, earning a highly positive assessment from the AV-Comparatives independent test lab. Kaspersky Mobile Security was placed in the testers’ top category for products that block 98-100% of malicious files.
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 independent AV-Test.org tests in July-August 2012, Kaspersky Lab’s consumer solution took first place in the overall rating of personal products. Kaspersky Internet Security achieved two perfect scores – 6.0 – in the “Protection” and “Repair” categories.
Kaspersky Lab’s corporate security solution, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows, was recognized as the market leader following independent tests by the AV-Test.org laboratory. Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows detected every sample of widespread malware and got a perfect result in the remediation test, making it the only solution to score 100% for both detection and removal of malware.
Kaspersky Lab’s security solution for Android smartphones, Kaspersky Mobile Security, secured first place in independent testing conducted by the reputable Chinese test lab PC Security Labs (PCSL). Kaspersky Mobile Security showed the best result in terms of protection – scoring 99.95% - and was awarded a “Five Star” rating from PC Security Labs (PCSL).
Two Kaspersky Lab security solutions - Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows and Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 - received VB100 awards once again following the latest round of testing by the authoritative Virus Bulletin magazine. They produced impressive performances in the detection rate test and both earned a “stable” rating in the separate reliability test.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 took first place and earned the highest Advanced + award in the Retrospective/Proactive test conducted by the independent AV-Comparatives testing lab. Kaspersky Lab’s solution successfully blocked 97% of malicious applications using heuristic technologies and behavior analysis and showed one of the best detection results with heuristic methods.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 produced one of the best results in testing for consumer products performed by the independent lab AV-Test.org. Kaspersky Lab’s product scored 100% when detecting widespread malicious programs and deactivated all the malware in the infected system repair test.
In tests conducted by the experts at the independent testing lab AV-Test.org in May-June 2012, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows detected all prevalent malware samples, successfully treated the infected system and took first place among corporate solutions.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows received yet another award following the latest independent testing by Virus Bulletin magazine. Up against 37 other solutions for business and server platforms, Kaspersky Lab’s corporate product successfully blocked 100% of malware without generating a single false positive. That impressive performance earned the Kaspersky solution its fourth VB100 award since its release in autumn 2011.
Kaspersky Mobile Security has confirmed its position as a leader in its class, repeating its five-star performance in independent testing by PC Security Labs (PCSL). Comparative testing of security applications for Android saw Kaspersky Lab’s mobile solution achieve a perfect score and receiving the highest five-star award.
Two Kaspersky Lab products – Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows and Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 – won prestigious awards in independent testing conducted by the authoritative British magazine Virus Bulletin in April 2012. A total of 56 products participated in the comparative test.
The results of a consumer product test conducted by the independent test laboratory AV-Test.org in March-April 2012 saw Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 achieve an impressive score in the remediation test, where it was the only product to deal with every challenge.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 achieved the highest score – 6 – for computer protection in tests performed by the reputable independent testing laboratory AV-Test.org in January and February.
Following testing conducted by the respected independent testing laboratory AV-Test.org in January and February, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows came out on top among corporate products, earning an Approved Corporate Endpoint Protection seal in the process.
Kaspersky Lab has been awarded “Product of the Year” by the respected independent testing laboratory AV-Comparatives for overall results throughout 2011.
The award is based on the findings of nine different comparative tests which, among other things, evaluate the malicious program detection rate, the effectiveness of heuristic algorithms, the number of false positives, resource usage, the ability to treat an infected system and effectiveness in “real-world” user scenarios. Tests were conducted for consumer antivirus solutions, which in Kaspersky Lab’s case meant Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Kaspersky Internet Security. Kaspersky Lab was the only participant to be awarded the highest grade – Advanced+ – in all nine tests.
Based on test results from the reputable German institution AV-Test.org in 2011, Kaspersky Internet Security won an award for the highest quality data recovery on infected computers. Kaspersky Lab's solution returned the best results in the "Repair" category over five comparative tests throughout the year.
Demonstrating the best repair of an infected computer, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows has gained a prestigious award from the independent test lab AV-Test.org based on the outcome of comparative tests for business products in 2011. The Kaspersky Lab product proved to be the best at eliminating active and inactive components of malware, as well as detecting and removing hidden rootkits and other malicious code.
Kaspersky Lab announces that Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 has received „Antivirus of the Year 2012” award from the Polish edition of PC World magazine.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 has been awarded five stars – the highest number possible – in testing carried out by the prestigious Spanish magazine PC World. In granting the award, PC World highlighted “the power of collective intelligence stored in the cloud” referring to the Kaspersky Security Network feature, a collaborative approach to early identification of new threats and software identified as unsafe. It also praised the software’s new user-friendly interface, URL Filter, File Advisor, Anti-Spam and Parental Control features, and advanced Task Manager. Last but not least, Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 achieved the highest malware detection level - better than all the other programs in the testing, sealing the fate of the software as being judged simply the best of the breed.
Kaspersky Internet Security Special Ferrari Edition has achieved top marks in testing conducted by the prestigious Spanish magazine Revista Oficial de Windows (Official Windows Magazine). In presenting the award, the publication mentioned that it was impressed most by the product offering a complete solution, while doing its job without restricting users’ activities or requiring valuable time and resources on maintaining the product’s performance. The special edition also includes the Ferrari Virtual Academy video simulator.
Kaspersky Enterprise Space Security has received a Best Product of the Year award from the Spanish magazine Data.ti. Readers of Data.ti – mostly IT managers – were asked to vote for the products they consider most valuable in 14 different categories. Kaspersky Enterprise Space Security participated in the security section, receiving 17.4% of the votes, followed by Panda (16.9%) and McAfee (14.9%). With a total of 10 products nominated, the magazine highlights the merit of winning in the security category. Kaspersky Enterprise Space Security came out on top for characteristics such as “antivirus that blocks all malware and protection for mail servers, computers, files and mobile devices”.
Kaspersky PURE has received an award from Spanish magazine PC Actual following testing by its experts. The magazine presented Kaspersky PURE with the Recommended Product seal of approval for its readers with a score of 9.5/10 for value and 8.5/10 for price. The virtual keyboard and backup features were singled out for particular praise. Testing by the magazine’s experts highlighted the “versatility” and “integration” of Kaspersky PURE as its outstanding features.
Kaspersky Lab announces that Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 (to be released 08/2011) achieved a near-perfect result in testing by German consumer magazine com! - Das Computer Magazin
Kaspersky Lab’s home security solution Kaspersky PURE received an overall grade of Excellent in stand-alone testing carried out by the authoritative German trade journal ”Computer – das Magazin für die Praxis,“ as reported in their March, 2011 edition.
The magazine’s experts were impressed by the comprehensive range of protection offered by the solution, which protects Internet users from malware and all the latest web-based attacks, and in particular with the backup module, parental control facility and data encryption possibilities. The experts’ conclusion: “With this software you really get everything you need for your computer’s protection in a single program.”
Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 has been awarded the title ‘Super Product’ by the popular Polish computer technology Internet portal benchmark.pl. Kaspersky Lab’s solution earned the highest possible mark in testing – the only product of those tested to do so. Experts from benchmark.pl analysed 10 of the most popular IT security software packages available on the Polish market. Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 was the only one to receive five stars out of a possible five, winning it the title ‘Super Product’.
Authoritative French IT magazine Micro Hebdo has declared Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 the number one security software suite. Micro Hebdo tested fifteen popular security suites and each was benchmarked against a total of 147 different criteria. During testing, Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 demonstrated its strengths in the following areas: virtual keyboard, web filtration by category, proactive defense using cloud-based reputation services, firewall/IDS, parental control and anti-spam capabilities.
Kaspersky Lab’s products have taken two awards in PC World Magazine’s Product of the Year poll in Poland. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 swept to victory in the ’Anti-Virus Programs’ category and Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 led the field in the ‘Security Suites’ category. Both Kaspersky Lab solutions finished well ahead of the other nine contenders, and were the magazine editors’ first choice in each category too.
Kaspersky Lab announces that it was awarded 2009 ICT Best Choice by the Institute for Information Industry (III) – No 1 in the corporate user antivirus category in information security sector in Taiwan.
Kaspersky Lab has been named one of the top 10 'Power Brands' by PC.COM, the popular Malaysian IT magazine. It was also voted 'Best Antivirus Solution' by readers of the magazine.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 achieved excellent results in a test by the popular French magazine l’Ordinateur Individuel. Kaspersky achieved a score of 16/20, achieving first place in the testing ahead of 9 competitors. Kaspersky Internet Security was the only solution to be given the title "advised by l’Ordinateur Individuel".
French publication PC Achat has named Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 as their 'Product of the Year' for the second time, making specific mention of the innovative new technologies inside Kaspersky Internet Security 2010.
Kaspersky Lab announces that its corporate products have demonstrated excellent results in tests conducted by AV-Comparatives. Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0, Kaspersky Security 8.0 for Microsoft Exchange Servers, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Servers 6.0 Release 2 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations 6.0 Release 2 solutions passed the tests with flying colors and were awarded AV-Comparatives' Seal of Approval.
Kaspersky Lab announces that the beta version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition and the established Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Servers have both received VB100 awards following testing on a Microsoft Windows 2003 Server R2 platform.
The proactive protection of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 has once again received top marks from the authoritative Austrian AV-Comparatives test lab, which has published the second part of its report on testing conducted in February 2009. Kaspersky Lab was also awarded a top rating of Advanced+ for the first part of February’s test, in which 16 popular antivirus products took part.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 received the top award from respected Austrian independent antivirus test lab AV-Comparatives - out of a field of 17 popular antivirus products - and was awarded AV-Comparatives’ highest rating of Advanced+, achieving a malware detection level of over 97% and generating a negligible number of false positives.
Kaspersky Lab announces that Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations Release 2 was one of the first security solutions in the world to earn the Checkmark Platinum Product Award certificate.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux File Server received a VB100 award from the respected British magazine Virus Bulletin. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux File Server neutralized 100% of the viruses from an in-the-wild collection, in addition to worms and Trojans used for testing purposes, and achieved an impressive 99.56% detection level of polymorphic viruses. Eleven antivirus solutions participated in the test, performed on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 platform.
Testing by the ICSA Labs Anti-Spam Certification Testing Laboratory confirmed that Kaspersky Anti-Spam 3.0 wholly satisfied the conditions of the Anti-Spam Certification Testing Criteria.
For effective spam filtering Kaspersky Anti-Spam 3.0 has received the Checkmark Anti-Spam Premium certificate from research center West Coast Labs. The experts noted that although installation requires basic knowledge of mail servers and *nix commands, it is "well compensated for by the ease of use in operation".
Citrix Systems has certified that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition is fully compatible with Citrix Presentation Server versions 4.0 and 4.5.
Windows Server 2008 Certification verifies that Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition is fully compatibility with the new Microsoft Server 2008.
Based on testing regularly conducted by the authoritative magazine Virus Bulletin, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 received the VB100 award on the Windows Vista Business Edition SP1 platform for accurate detection of malicious software.
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