Kaspersky Lab - Independent Assessments

Independent Assessments

The anti-virus software testing group AV-Comparatives gave the Windows XP version of Kaspersky AV an "Advanced+" rating (its highest) in both its February 2008 on-demand detection test (with the fourth highest detection rate among 16 products tested). However, in the Retrospective/Proactive Test May 2008, Kaspersky received the "Standard" rating, detecting 21% of new malware with 1-month old signatures and receiving a substantial amount of false positives.

The firewall included in Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 got a "Very Good" rating in Matousec's Firewall challenge, with a result of 85%. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 has achieved a 6.5 result out of 8 in the Anti Malware Labs rootkit detection test. It has also achieved a 31 out of 33 detection of polymorphic viruses and a 97% result in the self-protection test. In 2007 Kaspersky Internet Security 7 received an award from the British magazine PC Pro and also won a place in its "A List".

In addition, Kaspersky has almost passed all Virus Bulletin comparative tests since August 2003 (failed: June 7, Dec 07 and June 8). According to PC World magazine, Kaspersky anti-virus software provides the fastest updates for new virus and security threats in the industry. In 2009 AV-Comparatives test, the Technical Release build of Kaspersky 2009 achieved a nearly 85% proactive detection rate, when including both heuristic analysis and HIPS. In the latest AV-Comparatives test, Kaspersky achieved highest ranking and was named the AV Comparatives Product of the Year 2011.

In PC World magazine’s March 2010 comparison of consumer security suites, Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 scored 4.5/5 stars, and was rated second overall.

Kaspersky has also received certification of their products through the OESIS OK Certification Program, which verifies that the applications are interoperable with third-party technology solutions like NAC and SSL VPN products from Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, F5 Networks, and others.

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