Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management systems, announces that Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 has won a comparative test conducted by ComputerBild, a major European IT magazine.
The test review published in the December issue of the magazine ranks Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 in first place ahead of nine other antivirus solutions, including Norton Internet Security, G Data Internet Security and BitDefender Internet Security. The Kaspersky Lab product detected and removed over 379,000 malicious programs used in the test, achieving a threat detection rate of 99.24%.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 won special kudos from the reviewers for its proactive detection technology that is used to block as yet unknown malware. The Kaspersky Lab solution used its application activity control module to detect and block 55% of ‘unknown’ threats whose signatures had been deliberately removed from antivirus databases by the testers. “The behavior blocker integrated into the new antivirus solution from Moscow turned out to be the most effective of those tested,” the experts at ComputerBild stressed. “Kaspersky Lab has set a new standard for behavior-based detection of malicious programs.”
The firewall included in the Kaspersky Lab solution was among the best of those tested by ComputerBild, providing protection not only from Internet attacks but also from theft of user data by hackers.
The Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 spam filter also demonstrated maximum effectiveness. Furthermore, the magazine’s experts determined that Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 has minimal effect on system performance: for example, launching the program increases the operating system startup time by a mere two seconds.
According to the magazine’s editors, “Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 combines ease of use with maximum effectiveness in its class, making it a solution of choice both for inexperienced and expert users.”
The new version 2009 Kaspersky Lab personal products, which were released in mid-2008, are based on a completely new antivirus engine, offering significantly improved scanning speed. Kaspersky Internet Security 2009, an integrated solution, includes a unique application activity filtering module that incorporates a HIPS system, an improved firewall, a spam filter and a parental control module. The solution makes working in the global Internet environment worry-free for users.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 were developed with the requirements of Windows Vista in mind, ensuring both products’ full compatibility with 32 bit and 64 bit versions of the operating system.
For more information on the features available in the new-generation Kaspersky Lab antivirus products, please view the Home and Home Office product section of the Kaspersky Lab website. You can install a trial version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 or Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 and also view the regularly updated information on awards received by these products.