Kaspersky Lab Products Receive Multiple Best-in-Class AV-TEST Awards

Woburn, MA – March 21, 2018 – Kaspersky Lab products have received best-in-class awards in three different categories in the latest tests carried out by AV-TEST, a leading independent IT security research institute. Kaspersky Lab’s internet security, small business and endpoint security solutions all received top rankings, highlighting the company’s expertise in protecting both consumers and businesses from the most sophisticated online threats.

Following a series of wins in 2017, four Kaspersky Lab products have once again been selected for awards in three test categories:

The Best Performance category recognizes the products that receive the top average score in bi-monthly performance assessments. The test measures the influence of typical user actions on the speed of the system, such as launching popular websites, copying files and downloading, installing and opening frequently-used applications.

The Usability category focuses on the product’s influence on the usability of the system and is based on two factors: the distraction of the user as a result of warning messages regarding unknown programs or false positives; and the false detection of safe programs as malicious software. A special AV-TEST analysis system is used to determine whether the latest versions of popular programs, such as Mozilla Firefox and Adobe Reader, can be fully installed and functional without triggering warning messages.

Finally, Best Repair awards are given to the products that are the most successful in the remediation of infection by current malware families, including those with rootkit functions that are able to hide their components within the test system.

“The success of Kaspersky Lab in this latest annual round of tests truly illustrates the power of our products, all of which are built on more than 20 years’ experience of fighting against cybercriminal activities,” said Timur Biyachuev, director of anti-malware research at Kaspersky Lab. “The unique combination of the knowledge of our experts, extensive threat intelligence data and the effectiveness of our protection technologies allows us to uncover the latest cyberattacks and provide powerful solutions that safeguard everyone against both known and unknown threats.”

The AV-TEST Institute is a leading international service provider that manages over 2,500 terabytes of test data and runs complex test procedures that are regularly adapted to remain in line with the latest trends in the IT security industry.

Further information on the AV-TEST Awards can be found here.