by January 28, 2013 0 comments

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 swept aside its rivals to be crowned the best corporate product in AV-Test’s November-December 2012 testing. In the same study, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 was named the second strongest consumer product on the market by the independent test lab, as Kaspersky finished 2012 with further confirmation of the high quality of its products.

Quick Facts

In November and December 2012, the independent AV-Test lab conducted comprehensive testing of corporate and consumer security products
Testing included eight corporate products and 25 consumer solutions from the world’s leading vendors.

The tests covered three categories with AV-Test specialists evaluating protection against current threats, ability to clean an infected system, and usability.

The results saw Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 hailed as the absolute leader among all corporate solutions having outstripped its main competitors by a wide margin. Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 took second place among consumer solutions. 

How the tests were performed

AV-Test experts prepared a number of tests in three distinct categories: protection from current threats (Protection), the ability to clean an infected system (Repair) and user-friendliness (Usability). All tests were conducted on computers with 64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1 installed.

In the first round of tests, the test lab specialists simulated attacks on the computer by opening suspicious attachments, visiting infected sites or copying malicious files from external devices. The installed security solution had to detect and block all threats.
The second group of tests was conducted on an operating system that had previously been infected and contained 43 different malicious objects. The security products had to detect the threats, delete active malware components and eliminate all traces of infection from the system.

The last stage of testing analyzed how each security solution affected the system’s performance. In this section AV-Test’s experts also checked for false positives while installing legitimate programs and running a full system scan.

Test results

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 earned 15.5 points out of a possible 18, taking first place in the overall standings well ahead of the competition: the solution in second place could only manage 13.5 points. It was in the Repair section that Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 demonstrated an especially impressive result, detecting all threats that were present in the system and collecting the full complement of 6 points — an achievement that no competitor could match.

In testing for consumer solutions Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 collected 16 points, just half a point behind the leader. The Kaspersky Lab product detected every widespread threat it encountered. In addition, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 detected all malware on the test computer in the clean-up test, and deleted the vast majority of dangerous objects.

All in all, Kaspersky Lab’s solutions, from both the corporate and consumer class, once again delivered a powerful performance and successfully passed the final AV-Test certification of 2012.

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