Kaspersky Internet Security Achieves Excellent Results in AV-Test.org’s Independent Testing

03 Aug
Product News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of content and threat management solutions providing protection against malware, hackers and spam, has announced that Kaspersky Internet Security has been ranked as one of the most effective security solutions in AV-Test.org’s independent testing in the second quarter of 2011. Notable in this round of regular comparative testing by the reputable German independent research center is the first appearance of Kaspersky Internet Security 2012.

The rankings for the second quarter of 2011 bring together three sets of monthly test results for 22 security products in April, May and June. All products undergo several tests, including real-world, dynamic, and malicious software removal testing. The final score also reflects an evaluation of the efficiency of products’ use of system resources and the number of false positive detections of legitimate software. Of the 22 products tested, only 15 received sufficient marks to be granted certification, and Kaspersky Internet Security received among the highest ratings - with 16 points out of a total of 18.

Results specifically for Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 are outstanding: the product got a 100% result in both the real world and dynamic detection testing (with the industry averages being 81% and 65%, respectively). It also detected all 10,224 samples of widespread malware. Only one false positive detection was reported during a scan of around 700,000 samples of legitimate files. In the test on the removal of malicious programs, Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 removed 83% of the deliberately hidden active malware - compared to the 44% average.

Nikita Shvetsov, Director of Anti-Malware Research at Kaspersky Lab, said: “We are very pleased with the results of the quarterly independent testing, which not only proves the efficiency of Kaspersky Internet Security in various real-world user scenarios, but also shows the stability of the results from month to month. The high score obtained by the product indicates that we are on the right track with our cloud-supported hybrid protection approach, which provides optimal effectiveness in detecting and removing malicious software”.

Detailed information on the results of Kaspersky Internet Security in AV-Test.org’s testing in the second quarter of 2011 can be found at: http://www.av-test.org/reports/2011q2/avtest_report_kaspersky_112249.pdf.