Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 gets top marks from AV-Test lab

30 Sep 2008
Comparative Tests

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 has received top marks in a series of tests conducted by one of the most respected independent antivirus labs, AV-Test.org.

More than 30 personal and corporate products from various global antivirus vendors participated in a series of tests conducted by AV-Test.org in August through September 2008. A collection containing over 1.1 million malicious programs detected on the internet in the three previous months was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the antivirus solutions in detecting malicious and unwanted products. Additionally, over 95,000 unwanted programs containing spyware and adware were included in the test collection. The computer used for testing was loaded with the Windows XP SP3 operating system.

Overall, Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 achieved the best test results, scoring the highest number of points in the categories “On-demand malware detection”, “On-demand spyware and adware detection” and “Response times to new threats”.

According to AV-Test.org, Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 achieved a 98.4% malware detection rate, while demonstrating an equally impressive 98.3% detection rate for spyware and adware. The results achieved by the Kaspersky Lab solution surpassed those of other products from such vendors as TrendMicro, McAfee, Eset, Dr. Web, Panda, and many others. In addition, Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 demonstrated the fastest response time to new threats – on average a malicious program was added to Kaspersky Lab databases in less than two hours.

To view the full results of the tests conducted by the AV-Test experts, please visit http://www.av-test.org.

At the heart of the new generation of products is Kaspersky Lab’s new antivirus engine which dramatically increases system scanning speed. Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 incorporates an innovative application activity filtration module that makes use of HIPS (Host-based Intrusion Prevention System), an integrated firewall, a parental control module and an anti-spam module

Further information about the new generation of Kaspersky Lab personal products can be found on the Kaspersky Lab site at kaspersky.com. In addition, a free trial version of Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 is available at kaspersky.com.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the largest antivirus company in Europe. It delivers some of the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. The Company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and one of the industry’s fastest outbreak response times for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry’s leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at . For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.