Kaspersky Lab is pleased to announce the results of tests of its protection products carried out by independent research companies in Q3 2014. In 11 different tests Kaspersky Lab products earned expert endorsements as reliable and effective tools to protect home and corporate users against modern cyberthreats.
One of the important awards of the quarter — the Best Repair 2014 from the German company AV-Test – went to Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool. A rigorous one-year testing regime enabled the security solution to demonstrate how effectively it could remove malicious software and reverse its impact on the operation of the device. Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool showed performed superbly, removing all traces of the dangerous influence from the operating system to score top marks in the test.
In July AV-Test published the results of its general trial of protection products running Windows XP. This test was conducted in May and June. Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 ranked first among 23 solutions for home users, scoring maximum points in the “Protection”, “Performance” and “Usability” categories. Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business came second among products for business: it blocked all the threats used by the testers, but slowed the operating system slightly more than the top-ranked solution.
AV-Comparatives presented the results of four tests conducted according to different methodologies.
The main objective of the Performance Test (AV Products) was to analyze the performance of the antivirus solution in different user scenarios. That might mean copying or archiving documents as well as installing or running applications. The testers paid special attention to how the antivirus engine impacted on system performance. The test results awarded Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 188.8 out of 190 possible points - the highest score recorded during testing.
The second trial, Whole Product Dynamic Real-World Protection Test, assessed the effectiveness of protection solutions in the Internet Security class. Over four months of testing Kaspersky Internet Security encountered over 4,000 threats and demonstrated the detection rate of 99.6% with no false positives.
The Retrospective/Proactive Test was conducted to evaluate heuristic and behavioural protection mechanisms against new malware. Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 showed a high detection level after blocking 97% of new unknown threats.
The results of these three tests confirmed the reliability and effectiveness of Kaspersky Lab solutions, and saw them receive the top Advanced+ award.
The objective of the fourth AV-Comparatives test, Mac Security Test & Review, was to certify the solutions for Mac OS X rather than to compare the effectiveness of different products for this operating system. Products from different vendors were tested under OS X and had to detect malicious software written both for Apple and Windows. Its performance in this test earned Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac the ‘Approved Security Product’ certificate. The researchers especially noted the “combination of excellent protection levels and a friendly interface” in Kaspersky Lab’s solution.
After a slight delay Virus Bulletin published the results of its tests for customer products conducted on a platform running Windows 7 and products for business running under Windows Server 2012. Testing took place in April and June respectively. The tests evaluated how effectively the solutions combatted both well-known and new threats and analyzed the stability of the products and their ability to correctly detect non-hazardous objects. The results of the April test earned Kaspersky Internet Security VB100 certification. Two of Kaspersky Lab’s business products participated in the test for business solutions — Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business and Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition. Both have successfully passed all stages of testing and also received VB100 certificates.
In addition, after VB’s July certification of anti-spam solutions Kaspersky Security For Mail Server was awarded the Spam+ Verified certificate for the third time in a row.
In Q3 2014, Dennis Technology Labs also presented the results of the quarterly tests it conducted during in April and June. Kaspersky Lab solutions earned top “AAA” marks in all three categories - Home Anti-Virus Protection, Small Business Anti-Virus Protection and Enterprise Anti-Virus Protection.
Kaspersky Lab products regularly produce excellent results in independent testing. In 2013, Kaspersky Lab solutions participated in many tests and received more top awards than any rival vendor. More details are available here. Brief information about Kaspersky Lab’s most interesting awards can be found in the Awards and Certificates section.