Kaspersky Anti-Spam 3.0 Performs Best Among Leading Anti-spam Products, Wins Top Award From Virus Bulletin

07 Jul 2009
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VB Spam Award - July 2009

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

Kaspersky Anti-Spam 3.0 (KAS) protects corporate mail systems and public mail services from unsolicited bulk mailings. It performed brilliantly during the spam filtration efficiency test conducted by Virus Bulletin by detecting and successfully blocking 97.5% of all unsolicited messages.

The test was published in the July issue of Virus Bulletin and included nine anti-spam solutions. The products were tested for efficiency using 745,400 e-mails, 2400 of which were non-spam. Kaspersky Anti-Sapm 3.0 demonstrated a false positive rate that was practically zero: only one e-mail out of more than two thousand was incorrectly classified as spam. Virus Bulletin’s experts comment: “Such an incredibly low false positives rate in combination with over 97% of spam detection demonstrates that Kaspersky Anti-Spam fully deserves the VBSpam Platinum Award.”

In addition, Virus Bulletin’s report: “The installation of KAS went smoothly. The program started in just a few minutes after it was loaded on the computer. The product’s performance did not cause us much worry.”

The VBSpam Platinum Award is given to solutions that demonstrate a spam detection level that is twice as great as the average for all products tested, while the false negatives rate is half the average.

“Spam control is one of our strategic priorities, and we remain dedicated to improving our anti-spam technologies,” says Andrey Nikishin, Director of Content Filtering Department at Kaspersky Lab. “It was very fulfilling for us to hear that Virus Bulletin, an authoritative and independent magazine, has acknowledged the quality and efficiency of our anti-spam technologies. As I see, these tests are based on fundamentally sound methodology and reproduce the quality of anti-spam products the way they actually perform on end users’ computers.”

Kaspersky Anti-Spam 3.0 is a highly effective system to combat unsolicited e-mail designed for large and medium-size enterprises. This solution incorporates a number of spam control technologies that are unique across the market. Kaspersky Anti-Spam’s great effectiveness is achieved through multi-layer and multi-language analysis of e-mail. The package of technologies implemented in Kaspersky Anti-Spam ensures detection of virtually all unsolicited e-mail messages.