Kaspersky Internet Security named ‘Product of the Year’ by AV-Comparatives


Kaspersky Lab’s flagship home user product, Kaspersky Internet Security, has received the “Product of the Year” award from independent testing lab AV-Comparatives. The report, released in January 2014, shows that out of 22 participating products, Kaspersky Lab’s solution was the only one to achieve the top Advanced+ ranking in all of the tests throughout 2013.

AV-Comparatives selects the winners of its annual awards based on the total ranking of each assessed product during that year’s tests. Some of the tests, such as Performance Test and File Detection Test, demonstrate the capabilities of separate protection subsystems.

“To translate to a globally acclaimed and independent benchmark the results our local customers and partners experience when implementing our security solutions is a great recognition,” says Sam Bryce-Johnson, Kaspersky Lab ANZ’s Technical Manager.

Real-World Protection tests evaluate how good solutions are at combating cyber-threats while using the entire repertoire of protection tools available to them. Kaspersky Internet Security had a solid lead in all the tests it underwent.

As well as announcing the top-performing products of the year, AV-Comparatives also presented an assessment of the usability of each security solution that was tested. Taken together, these results enable consumers to select a product which combines reliability and convenience.

AV-Comparatives’ experts rated Kaspersky Internet Security’s user interface as ‘excellent’, noting that all important information and functions are clearly displayed and easy to access. The testers also reported that the application’s interface has been successfully optimised for use on sensor screen devices, such as hybrid laptops transformable into Tablet PCs.

Kaspersky Internet Security repeated its success of previous years. Earlier AV-Comparatives named the product among the best in its 2012 testing; in 2011, the solution also won the “Product of the year” award from this testing lab.

“We are proud to receive the ‘Product of the Year’ award, which highlights how our products and technologies are leading the way in advanced protection, as well as offering a security solution which enhances the end user experience,” Bryce-Johnson adds.


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