Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform Achieves 100% Detection Rate in ICSA Labs Test

Woburn, MA – January 26, 2018 – Today Kaspersky Lab announced that Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform has achieved a 100 percent detection rate of new and unknown threats in an independent test held by ICSA Labs for the third consecutive quarter.

ICSA Labs Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) Testing is aimed at vendor solutions protecting enterprises from advanced threats. Each ATD test employs only new and little-known malicious threats delivered by the most prevalent threat vectors leading to enterprise breaches, delivering hundreds of unique malicious samples during each quarterly test cycle. Taking into consideration the type of the solution – whether it is at the endpoint, at the perimeter, in the cloud or a combination – ATD Certification Testing accommodates security solutions from various vendors in one test.

For the testing process, ICSA Labs creates unique scenarios for each test, simulating plausible cybercriminal attacks. To reach the leadership position, a solution had to detect both new and little-known threats, along with the primary threat vectors leading to enterprise breaches, such as “Direct Install,” “Web Download,” “Web Drive-By,” and “Download by Malware.”

Overall, the testing process lasted 28 days, consisting of 541 attacks and 524 clean files. Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform successfully identified 100.0 percent of previously unknown threats, with a zero percent false alarm rate. Several vendors’ Anti-APT solutions were also tested in parallel. Their results have been combined into the charts below.

“Evasive threat discovery is a difficult task, as evidenced by the ICSA Labs tests,” said Oleg Glebov, Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attacks solution business lead at Kaspersky Lab. “To get it done in the most efficient way, a solution needs to incorporate a comprehensive set of technologies, including machine learning-based threat analysis, advanced sandbox technology, network analysis, and global threat intelligence. Retaining a record 100 percent detection score and zero-level of false detections for three tests in a row, the Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform defends customers from a multitude of threats every single time, regardless of the type of attack.”

ICSA Labs (International Computer Security Association) is an independent subsidiary of Verizon and has been testing and evaluating cybersecurity solutions since 1989.

Detailed results of Kaspersky Lab’s Anti Targeted Attack Platform evaluation can be found here.

Kaspersky Lab combined the results of all tested vendors in one chart for illustrative purposes