July 3, 2012

Kaspersky Lab Protects Your Money Better Than the Rest, According to Independent Tests

Kaspersky Lab’s new Safe Money technology – designed to give online payments the ultimate protection – returned a perfect score in independent testing conducted by the experts at Matousec.com

Kaspersky Lab’s new Safe Money technology – designed to give online payments the ultimate protection – returned a perfect score in independent testing conducted by the experts at Matousec.com. The tests assessed how effectively a range of security solutions dealt with attempts to steal banking data during online transactions.

In all, 14 products from different vendors were tested. The majority of them were Internet Security protection solutions, including the new Kaspersky Lab product – Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 – due for release in August this year. The test also included the specialized business solution Trusteer Rapport, designed to protect communication channels between banks and clients and not providing protection from other types of threats. The final results showed that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013, with its Safe Money technology, was the most effective solution. Only the dedicated solution from Trusteer demonstrated a comparable result.

Safe Money technology includes a wide range of tools to protect against banking threats. These include technology designed to verify the authenticity of online shops or banking sites, tools to scan the computer for vulnerabilities as well as a dedicated isolated browser mode. Safe Money technology also includes a tool to counteract keylogging for protected browser.
A total of 15 tests conducted by Matousec.com analyzed how well each product dealt with malware that tried to steal financial information. Testing included simulation of in-the-wild malware samples behavior which attempts to steal data from popular sites like PayPal and eBay.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 performed impressively in every test scenario, and was awarded a maximum score of 15 points from 15 tests. However, half of the 14 participating solutions failed to successfully complete a single test: in every case, the malicious program succeeded in stealing banking information. The only other product to pass all 15 tests was the business-oriented Trusteer Rapport; Kaspersky’s closest rival from the consumer range could only cope with eight of the 15 tests.
“When we were designing Safe Money for our new product we did our best to consider all the possible ways banking information could be stolen. The effectiveness of this approach, which ensures that the most important online operations automatically enjoy maximum protection – has now been confirmed by independent researchers. The testing by Matousec.com demonstrated that once Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 is released, it will provide our clients will the most reliable protection for their online payments, offering protection levels comparable with specialized business solutions,” commented Oleg Ishanov, Head of Anti-Malware Research, Kaspersky Lab.

The full version of the Matousec.com report is available here: http://www.kaspersky.com/downloads/pdf/online_payments_threats_report_matousec.pdf

You can find more information about Kaspersky Lab’s Safe Money technology at: http://www.kaspersky.com/downloads/pdf/kaspersky_lab_whitepaper_safe_money_eng_final.pdf

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