And the SC Magazine Global Award goes to ... Moscow!

12 May 2004
Comparative Tests

With these words, George Alagiah of BBC News and Lucy Alexander of ITN News announced that this year Kaspersky® Anti-Virus won the coveted Best Anti-Virus Solution award at the annual SC Magazine Global Awards ceremony held on April 27 in London. This award confirms the worldwide popularity of Kaspersky Lab solutions and serves as an excellent kickoff for the newly released Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.0.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus is an acknowledged industry leader, with newly released version 5.0 primed to confirm user and industry expectations.

SC Magazine called the fifth Global Awards competition "the most comprehensive and stringent Awards program ever." This leading worldwide awards program recognises technical excellence and customer satisfaction across 32 categories. Well over 900 products and services were nominated this year by approximately 300 companies: the in-depth evaluation entailing nomination, voting, testing, reviewing and judging took 8 months to complete. The customer-focused process creates professional guidelines for computer users searching for reliable protection among the enormous number available security products.

A record crowd of 800 plus IT professionals and journalists attended the SC Gala Awards Dinner in Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus was nominated in the Reader Trust Awards category for Best Anti-Virus Solution. Products and services in this category underwent a multi-level assessment followed by an open vote allowing readers to choose their favorite products, which makes awards in this category the most sought after.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus competed against 13 other antivirus solutions for Best Anti-Virus, with finalists including well known products such as Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise, Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security Suite and Computer Associates eTrust AntiVirus. Readers and users cast their votes for Kaspersky - making it the winner of this year's SC Magazine Global Award.

"This is a great achievement for Kaspersky Lab and confirms the worldwide recognition and excellence of our antivirus solution," noted Eugene Kaspersky, Head of Anti-Virus Research at Kaspersky Lab.

Eugene Kaspersky receiving the SC Magazine Global Award