Kaspersky Business Space Security R2 Earns Top Honors in Cascadia Labs Comparative Test

22 Dec 2009
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management systems, announces that its Kaspersky Business Space Security 6.0 Release 2 product suite has received the highest overall rating in a comparative test conducted by Cascadia Labs. The test was designed to demonstrate how well security products meet the requirements of the corporate market, including ease of installation and administration, reporting functions, policy enforcement, and providing the best protection with minimal impact on end-user system performance.

Specifically, solutions were tested for their ability to meet the requirements of businesses that ranged from small organizations to medium-sized enterprises. Kaspersky Business Space Security – recently enhanced with Release 2 upgrades that provide stronger management and performance – was tested alongside five competitive solutions. These corporate endpoint product suites included offerings from Symantec, McAfee, Trend Micro, Sophos and ESet.

Kaspersky Business Space Security 6.0 Release 2 earned the best overall score, and achieved the highest score in four of the five evaluation categories: Performance, Installation & Configuration, Effectiveness, and Policies & Management. According to Cascadia Labs experts, the updated version of Kaspersky Business Space Security 6.0 is "a nice choice for companies of all sizes," citing the product's ease-of-installation and management across large networks, protection from Web-based threats, and overall speed. The test lab's independent experts emphasized that among the participating solutions, Kaspersky Business Space Security 6.0 Release 2 is "among the least complicated and fastest products to deploy in an Active Directory environment," making the product's installation and configuration significantly easier, while providing excellent flexibility in defining group security policies.

Kaspersky Lab also earned top marks for performance, demonstrating minimal impact on the time required to reboot the computer or open large files, as well as high-speed initial scanning capabilities. It also showed a much larger improvement in performance than competitive products when performing follow-up on-demand scans. "The Kaspersky endpoint security suite excelled on our performance and effectiveness tests and was a breeze to install," said Cascadia Labs experts.

For testing, each solution was installed on a test network consisting of a dedicated server running under Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and workstations running under Windows XP and Windows 7. For more detailed information about the testing results, please read the Cascadia Labs report entitled "Practical Business Endpoint Security", available at http://www.cascadialabs.com/reports/Practical_Business_Security_November_2009.pdf.