Secure Computing magazine announces Kaspersky® Anti-Virus (AVP) 'Pick of 2000'

12 Dec 2000
Comparative Tests


The Information Security Portal
December 2000
Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Platinum Edition
SC Review Reprint
For
With its archive scanning switched on, Kaspersky Anti-Virus Platinum Edition has been the only anti-virus solution to provide 100 per cent detection in our compression test.
Against
One thing guaranteed to prove frustrating is having to open a PDF file to locate a manual, then having to print it before starting an installation - even when the quality of the manual is high.
Verdict
This particular anti-virus solution provided some surprises when undergoing our tests. Its identification and disinfection rates were high but with archive scanning switched on in our compression test it produced a result we haven't experienced with other solutions. It proved itself to be worthy of our admiration on this score alone.
Anti-Virus
Just when you thought that anti-virus companies were getting a handle on the problem, along came Melissa and LoveBug. Not only those, but viruses for handheld and wireless devices have emerged during the past 12 months. We looked at a large number of anti-virus products in the past year, and this was one of the best.
The platinum edition of Kaspersky Anti-Virus (available in the UK from Oxford Solutions) comprises five main components. The first is the AVP Scanner. The AVP Monitor is launched when a user logs on to Windows and is the -on-access' part of AVP. The AVP Update will maintain your anti-virus. The updates are installed automatically once downloaded from the Kaspersky Lab Internet site.
With its archive scanning switched on, Kaspersky Anti-Virus Platinum Edition has been the only anti-virus solution to provide 100 per cent detection in our compression test.
The AVP Control Centre allows all your AVP information to be viewed. The interface is as you would expect with everything clear and easy to move around in. Unless the user wants to carry out an -on-demand' scan, AVP will sit quietly in the background and ensure that the updates and regular scans are accomplished as configured.Using the most recent -wildlist' and its available updates we bombarded this solution with everything. It is a hard test to live up to but AVP provided a credible 100 per cent detection rate, and also returned a 100 per cent disinfection rate. Maybe the most telling of the results, however, was to be found during the compression tests. With the archive scanning turned on, to our amazement, this produced a staggering 100 per cent return.
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Contact Information:


Kaspersky Lab Headquarters

10 Geroyev Panfilovtsev Street
Moscow 123363
Russian Federation
Tel: +7 095 797 87 00
www.kaspersky.com
info@kaspersky.com

Kaspersky Lab UK Ltd
Orwell House
Cowley Road
Cambridge CB4 0PP
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 576001

UK Distributor:
Oxford Solutions Ltd
OSL House
St Andrews Court
Wellington Street
Thame
Oxon OX9 3WT
Tel:+44 (0) 1844 210300


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