Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 has received a Platinum Self-Protection Award from the respected IT security research and information web portal Anti-Malware Test Lab.
In September, the well-known Russian IT security portal held an integrated test of 20 of the most popular antivirus products' self-protection systems. Kaspersky Lab's home-user solution Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 successfully passed all of the tests, scoring 100 out of 100, making it eligible for Anti-Malware Test Lab's highest accolade, a Platinum Self-Protection Award.
The test was conducted on machines running Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 operating systems. The antimalware programs were tested for self-protection using utilities specially designed to imitate a variety of attacks, including modification of file and registry key access permissions, modification/removal of modules, processes and code, deletion of antivirus databases and important registry keys, process termination, as well as driver modification and unloading. Each operating system was subjected to 38 different test cases.
"Attacks that target the operating system running on a computer is a common technique cybercriminals use to access the victim's valuable information and resources", said Dmitry Ustyuzhanin, Head of Marketing for Kaspersky Lab's Consumer Business Division. – "In view of this, in the early stages of development we paid a great deal of attention to the product's ability to protect itself against malicious code. We appreciate that our efforts and expertise have been held in such high regard by Anti-Malware Test Lab. The Platinum Self-Protection Award received by Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 provides recognition of the high level of our solutions' self-protection capabilities, and consequently, the reliability of the protection we provide to our users".
For more information about the antivirus solutions' self-protection tests, please visit the Anti-Malware Test Lab website at: http://www.anti-malware-test.com.