Kaspersky Lab’s flagship product for home users Kaspersky Internet Security blocked every threat in the Bi-Monthly Certification January-February 2014 testing conducted by AV-Test, an independent German research center. The solution claimed first place, achieving a score of 17.5 points out of a possible 18.
AV-TEST’s procedures evaluate security solutions using only the default settings. The antivirus databases of the products are updated immediately prior to the test. In addition, the solutions can access their vendor cloud services to obtain the latest information about new threats. These test settings accurately recreate the operating conditions on most home computers.
A total of 25 products from different vendors participated in the testing. The main selection of threats for Bi-Monthly Certification January-February 2014 included about 17,800 widespread samples. A further 151 relatively obscure samples were also included to enable a better assessment of the effectiveness of protection mechanisms.
Kaspersky Internet Security successfully neutralised 100% of the threats in both collections. When working with legitimate software, the solution committed only one false positive, outstripping the results of the other participants. The final results saw Kaspersky Lab’s solution receive 17.5 points – the best score in the competition, and one that only two rival products could match.
“The advantage of AV-TEST’s methodology is that the test results indicate which security solution performs most effectively in the type of conditions that most people encounter in their day-to-day Internet use. Kaspersky Internet Security is consistently among the leaders, reliably blocking threats without producing false positives,” commented Oleg Ishanov, Director of the Anti-Malware Research Unit, Kaspersky Lab.
The testing was performed on a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Service Pack, Service Pack 1. Kaspersky Lab products regularly participate and come first in tests conducted by independent laboratories. In 2012-2013, the company’s products came out on top in these tests more frequently than any other security software vendor.