Kaspersky Lab today announced that the Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows corporate security solution was awarded the highest prize in the independent Enterprise Anti-Virus Protection April – June 2013 test conducted by Dennis Technology Labs.
The test sought to find out how effectively products detect and block cyber threats and to compare the abilities of different security solutions currently on the market. Kaspersky Lab joined four other major corporate security vendors in the test.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows took first place, scoring 388 out of a possible 400 points and claiming a 97 per cent effectiveness rating according to the calculations of Dennis Technology Labs. The Dennis experts used a set of 100 malicious links in the test. These were all ‘in-the-wild’ threats which can be seen in real-life attacks at the time of testing.
In their summary, Dennis Technology Labs experts wrote: “This test shows that even with a relatively small sample set of 100 threats there is a significant difference in performance between antivirus programs. Most importantly, it illustrates this difference using real threats that attacked real computers at the time of testing.”
Many expert organisations use broader sets of malware samples to conduct tests in comparison with those used by Dennis Technology Labs. This method gives more detail about the size of a product’s ‘knowledge base’. However, the completeness of an antivirus database does not guarantee complete safety. Large malware sets often contain outdated, rarely encountered samples which were added to databases long ago. These tests show that solutions can detect malware, but do not adequately reflect their protection capabilities.
“In our opinion, Dennis Lab’s decision to use a limited but very up-to-date selection of malicious links is a great way to show the true effectiveness of a solution. Other antivirus test labs often give high marks to solutions which might block a million malicious objects without considering that many of these problems are unlikely to be seen in the real world. At the same time, that product might let a dangerous new threat slip through and wreak havoc with corporate IT infrastructure. That’s why Dennis Technology Labs’ methodology stands out from other frequently used approaches to antivirus testing,” said Oleg Ishanov, Director Anti-Malware Research Kaspersky Lab.
Dennis Technology Labs is not the first independent expert organisation to shower Kaspersky Endpoint Security with awards. In May, 2013 the solution returned 100 per cent scores in VB100 testing and in January it gained first place in a test conducted by AV-Test.
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 more than 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, 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, 2011. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares (IDC #235930, July 2012). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2011.