Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 wins a dynamic test conducted by the Anti-Malware Test Lab

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 has received the Gold Zero-Day Protection Award from the Anti-Malware Test Lab, a highly reputable web portal dedicated to cyber-security research and testing.

The Anti-Malware Test Lab carried out a dynamic test of 20 cyber-security solutions from different vendors, including Norton Internet Security 2009, Trend Micro Internet Security 2009, Microsoft Security Essential and various others. The tests were conducted between 7 July 2009 and 22 October 2009 on computers running Windows XP SP3 and followed a custom methodology. The study was aimed at testing just how effective popular antivirus products are at protecting the user's computer from the latest malware programs which are spread via infected websites and can avoid signature-based detection.

Kaspersky Lab's KIS 2010 was recognized as the best Internet Security-class product in the test. It managed to neutralize 92% of all the malware used in the test sample.

"This test is of tremendous value to regular computer users and to cyber-security experts alike," stated Alex Gostev, Head of Kaspersky Lab's Global Research and Analysis Team. "It is dynamic and it is a very accurate and realistic simulation of a user's online activity. Thus it offers a very good estimation of how effective today's security solutions are at countering online threats. We are happy to see our product nominated best-in-class, just as it was previously. Our score has actually improved from 88% last time to 92% this time, even though the malware test sample has been enlarged. This demonstrates that the new technologies implemented in our 2010 range of products constitute a considerable step forward. The Hosted Intrusion Prevention-type technology path we have pursued for several years has absolutely proved its worth. This award shows that our security philosophy is truly comprehensive and that our technological leadership is holding steady."

For a full version of the dynamic testing report by the Anti-Malware Test Lab, please visit: www.anti-malware-test.com

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