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Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 i topp i AV-Comparatives test

Pressmeddelande   •   Jul 27, 2012 14:38 CEST

Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 fick ett av de bästa resultaten i välrenommerade forskningslabbet AV-Comparatives jämförande produkttest som genomfördes under perioden mars-juni 2012. Testresultaten visade att Kaspersky Labs produkt upptäckte och blockerade över 99 procent av aktuella hot och fick därmed den högsta utmärkelsen ADVANCED+.

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Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 earns highest award in AV-Comparatives Real-World testing

Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 produced one of the best scores in the Whole Product Real-World Protection Test conducted by respected Austrian research laboratory AV-Comparatives in March-June 2012. According to the test results, the Kaspersky Lab solution detected and blocked over 99% of current threats and was awarded the highest ADVANCED+ rating.

The testing by AV-Comparatives simulates real-world scenarios for home computers and involves a comprehensive assessment of an antivirus product’s overall performance rather than just individual components. Testing was conducted on a Windows XP Service Pack3 platform with several popular applications installed that are most frequently used by cybercriminals to launch attacks via vulnerabilities. All this means the test system is as close as possible to a real user environment.

All the participating products, including Kaspersky Internet Security 2012, were installed with default settings and could update their antivirus databases and connect to cloud security systems. Four different tests imitated common scenarios such as visiting infected sites and downloading malicious files. The AV-Comparatives specialists evaluated both the number of successfully blocked threats and the amount of false positives. The test results revealed that Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 neutralized 99.4% of the more than 2000 malicious programs used. This impressive performance placed the Kaspersky Lab solution among the top three and earned it the highest ADVANCED + rating from the AV-Comparatives experts.

“The results of tests that simulate real-world situations have always been of great interest to us. They allow to get the most objective evaluation of a product in terms of how relevant it is and how well it meets the user’s security requirements. AV-Comparatives test examined the solutions’ ability to block threats which were active at the time of testing, including those using social engineering techniques.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 not only demonstrated excellent results but also improved on its previous score from the second half of 2011," said Oleg Ishanov, Head of Anti-Malware Research at Kaspersky Lab.

The full version of the AV-Comparatives report on dynamic testing carried out in the first half of 2012 is available at:  http://av-comparatives.org/images/docs/avc_prot_2012a_en.pdf

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for consumers, SMBs and Enterprises. The company currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

*The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2010. The rating was published in the IDC report Worldwide IT Security Products 2011-2015 Forecast and 2010 Vendor Shares – December 2011. The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2010.