The famous indendent lab AV-Test has just completed another round of its comparative tests of security solutions – this time the ones intended for use within the virtual environments.
Three products had been tested against each other: Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Light Agent, Symantec Endpoint Security and Trend Micro Deep Security. Tests included two key critera – Protection and Performance.
Protection had been assessed using two scenarios – “real world” and “prevalent malware“. Real World testing involves accessing known malicious websites or e-mails in order to test whether the protection product is able to ward off attacks. “Prevalent malware”, in turn, is a test for capabilities of a security solution to detect malware samples.
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The second stage is a performance test. A solution which is intended to protect large-scale virtual environments is required to be especially agile and smooth-working or else virtualization may lose its edge at all.
So what are the results of the testing? The answer is simple: We won.
In a “real world” scenario Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Light Agent detected 100% of the threats. Results in “prevalent malware” is similar: of 9851 presented malware samples KSV detected 99,81% which brought us the top mark – 6 of 6 points.
KSV also performed extremely well (actually, better than the rest of the competing solutions). During the first testing scenario using Login VSI benchmark suite KSV rated at 2751: the least number and thus the best result in the test.
Second scenario is called “Boot Storm” – the name itself suggests that it’s the way to test performance of the security solution during the initial start-up of the large-scale virtual environment. Average loading time of KSV proved to be minimal, compared to other competing solutions.
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Light Agent had been built from ground up with performance in mind: The primary goal was to ensure security while keeping strain on the hardware as low as possible. This goal had been achieved thanks to the solutions architecture. And now the results of the AV-Test’s check-over proves that all the choices had been made correctly: Kaspersky Lab’s virtualization security solution received AV-Test’s “Approved VDI Security Product” certification.
AV-Test’s full report is available here.