Kaspersky Internet Security for Android earned top marks in the independent testing of mobile security products conducted by AV-Test in March 2014. Kaspersky Lab’s solution successfully blocked all threats and its performance received the highest rating from the test lab.
AV-Test experts analysed how effective the products from different vendors were at protecting against mobile cyber threats by testing them with 2,266 malware samples that were active at the time of testing. The products were also assessed for the number of false positives generated and their impact on performance, battery life and web traffic.
A total of 31 solutions were tested. During testing, the products used their default settings and were allowed to update their antivirus databases, use all available protection tools and query their in-the-cloud service. All products were tested on Android 4.3.
Kaspersky Internet Security for Android identified and neutralised 100% of the malware samples, compared with a 95% average score for all the participating solutions. It produced zero false positives and did not have any appreciable impact on the resources of the mobile device. This earned Kaspersky Internet Security for Android a score of 13 points out of 13, and a “Certified” award.
“The main task of a mobile security solution is to secure user data from cybercriminal actions and prevent the device from turning into a source of spam or other cyber attacks. When a user chooses a solution, its impact on the device’s performance often becomes a major factor. So it is important that a security product for smartphones and tablets ensures high-level protection against cyber threats and, at the same time, does not affect the user experience. The AV-Test study has demonstrated that Kaspersky Internet Security for Android fully meets this requirement,” said Viktor Chebyshev, Mobile Threat Research Group Manager at Kaspersky Lab.
Kaspersky Lab’s security solution for Android devices has repeatedly been hailed by independent testing laboratories. In January this year PC Security Labs awarded the product a first place in the Android Malware Detection Test for demonstrating high-level protection against mobile cyber threats.