Kaspersky Lab receives the highest award 2013 Product of the Year

Posted: February 6, 2014 in Testing
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Kaspersky Lab AV-ComparativesKaspersky Lab receives the highest award 2013 Product of the Year for the best performance in all tests conducted by AV-Comparatives!

At the end of every year, AV-Comparatives releases a summary report to comment on the various anti-virus products tested over the year, and to highlight the high-scoring products of the various tests. This report – looks at all the comparatives tests of 2013 with more than 9 different certifications, not only the latest ones.

Why it is difficult to win this award?

In year 2013, AV-Comparatives subjected 22 security products for Windows to rigorous testing. Products were tested in accordance with several various types of test with respective test methodologies, including:

  • Whole-Product Dynamic “Real World”-Protection
  • File Detection
  • False Positives
  • Overall Performance (Low System-Impact)
  • Proactive (Heuristic/Behavioural) Protection
  • Malware Removal
  • Anti-Phishing

AV-Comparatives test program is considered as most comprehensive in the industry, including different methodologies, hardly covered all in one program.

AV-Comparatives-Summary-Report

It is not a secret, that any AV may have different results depending on type of test performed. Some of them do better in “file-detection” tests, others run for the fewest “false positives”, some vendors do everything to achieve best performance.

But at the end of the day, customer want both best protection without slowing down their PCs, that is why it is very difficult for a vendor to balance between different, and sometimes even competing priorities and achieve best results in all parameters. Kaspersky Lab did succeed in doing this.

AV-Comparatives also gave other awards for other vendors, however, in Y2013 there was a clear gap between the winner – Kaspersky Lab – and other contenders.

Another dimension of the testing – stability over period of time is also measured in these test programs. Kaspersky Lab products repeated its success of previous years. Last year AV-Comparatives named the product among the best in its 2012 testing; in 2011, the solution also won the “Product of the year” award from this testing lab.

Kaspersky Lab

Testing results of Kaspersky Internet Security fully apply to Kaspersky Endpoint Security, as Kaspersky Lab and many other vendors optimize their development resources by sharing same components in different products. Core protection technologies are among those.

AV-Comparatives logoAV-Comparatives Test – Summary Report

We found the interface of Kasperskv Internet Security 2014 to be very clear and easy to use, and weII-suited to use with a touchscreen. Malware alerts are largely good, and the program warns very effectively if a component is disabled. The online help is excellent. Our one suggestion for improvement would be to prevent non-administrator accounts from disabling the protection.

AV-Comparatives full report – http://www.av-comparatives.org/…/avc_sum_201312_en.pdf

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