Kaspersky Anti-Spam 3.0 wins a Golden Certificate from Virus Bulletin

09 Sep 2009
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions announces that Kaspersky Anti-Spam 3.0 has received a Golden Certificate from the authoritative British IT security magazine Virus Bulletin.

Between 7 and 27 August, 2009, 12 of the most popular anti-spam products went head-to-head in a product comparison called VBSpam which tested their spam filtration efficiency to the maximum on identical server hardware running Windows or Linux server operating systems.

The products were tested for efficiency using more than 315,000 emails. Of these, more than 313,000 contained some spam content, including 19,400 emails from Virus Bulletin’s own spam archive and over 249,000 emails that were received in real time from the spam traps of Project Honey Pot. All of the anti-spam solutions tested received the same email flow.

All the emails sent originated from dedicated, fixed IP addresses, thus hindering the detection of spam by way of standard IP filtration technology. In order to resolve this issue, IP addresses and/or senders’ domain names were added to the email headers.

The prestigious VB Golden Certificate is only awarded to products that can demonstrate very high levels of spam detection coupled with a low rate of false positives. Kaspersky Anti-Spam 3.0 earned its Golden Certificate by demonstrating a 98.39% level of spam detection with a minimal false positive rate of 0.63 %. Additionally, the Kaspersky solution successfully detected and blocked 99.01% of all unsolicited emails that originated from spam traps, i.e. genuine spam messages.

Virus Bulletin’s experts praised Kaspersky Lab’s solution for its above-average performance in both test parameters as well as its ease of use.

Kaspersky Anti-Spam 3.0 is a highly effective system designed to combat unsolicited email in medium-to-large sized enterprises. The solution incorporates a number of spam control technologies that are unique to the market. The exceptional effectiveness of Kaspersky Anti-Spam 3.0 is achieved through multi-layer and multi-language analysis of the email traffic received. The package of technologies utilized by Kaspersky Anti-Spam ensures the successful detection of virtually all unsolicited email messages.

A full report on the VBSpam test is available at: http://www.virusbtn.com/vbspam/index.xml.