January 19, 2016

Kaspersky Internet Security named Product of the Year by AV-Comparatives

For the third time in five years, Kaspersky Internet Security has come out on top for product effectiveness in the annual report from independent test lab, AV-Comparatives.

For the third time in five years*, Kaspersky Internet Security has come out on top for product effectiveness in the annual report from independent test lab, AV-Comparatives. Having achieved Advanced+ awards in eight rigorous tests over the course of 2015, Kaspersky Lab’s flagship home user solution consistently outperformed its rivals, ranking the highest overall out of the 21 Windows security products participating in the tests.

The annual report from AV-Comparatives highlights the high scoring products of the previous year’s anti-virus tests, culminating in an overall winner based on the total score achieved. A number of additional awards also recognize the best results in each test. Having taken part in and achieved the highest rank of Advanced+ in all eight main tests, Kaspersky Internet Security was named Product of the Year, with the report commending its well designed and user friendly interface, and the extensive and excellent documentation and help facilities provided.

In addition to Product of the Year, Kaspersky Internet Security also scooped the Gold Award in both the Real-World Protection and Malware Removal tests, and a joint Gold Award in the File Detection test. The product also achieved a Silver Award in the Proactive Protection test and joint Bronze in Performance.

21 security products designed for the Windows platform took part in the AV-Comparatives’ test series for 2015, undergoing independent product evaluation and effectiveness tests. Programs were tested for their ability to protect against real-world Internet threats, identify thousands of malicious programs, and provide protection without impacting PC performance. Additional tests checked how well the products could remove malware from an infected PC and block new and unknown threats.

“This achievement is testament to the level of anti-malware protection we provide for our users and the continual evolution of the product to ensure it meets the needs of today and tomorrow. As an independent test body, the AV-Comparatives report is a great source of guidance and information for end users, helping them to select the right solution for their needs. We are extremely proud that Kaspersky Internet Security has been named the top product for 2015 and is recognized for the great user experience it provides,” comments Timur Biyachuev, Anti-Malware Research Director at Kaspersky Lab.  

For further information on the features and protection provided by Kaspersky Internet Security, visit this page.

To read the complete AV-Comparatives report for 2015, please visit http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/avc_sum_201512_en.pdf.

*It is the policy of AV-Comparatives that no product can receive this award two years in a row. As a result, Kaspersky Internet Security was named Product of the Year in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

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