Kaspersky Lab reports that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 received the highest prize from the independent testing laboratory Dennis Technology Labs in the Home Anti-Virus Protection comparative test of security products for home users. The test was conducted in the first quarter of 2013.
Dennis Technology Labs experts assessed how effectively solutions function based on two parameters: detecting and blocking urgent threats, and eliminating false positives where legitimate software is incorrectly blocked.
‘Urgent threats’ include various Internet-based threats which users may encounter in their everyday computer activities. Dennis Technology Labs does not focus solely on malware samples; their experts also use web-sites seeded with malicious code which could infect computers. In order to recreate the most common computer use scenarios, the tests were run on computers with widespread Windows XP and Windows 7 operating systems. Some popular legitimate applications, such as Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, Oracle Java, etc. were installed, since vulnerabilities in these programs are often exploited by cybercriminals.
In total, nine internationally-known products participated in the testing, but only 3 of them were awarded the highest AAA grade. Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 was in that top 3, detecting and blocking 98% of all the threats it faced and returning just one false positive (against an average of 3.7).
This is not the first time Dennis Technology Labs has praised Kaspersky Internet Security. In October 2012 the testing laboratory awarded an AAA grade to the previous version of the product, declaring it the best solution in its class.
“The test results from the first quarter of 2013 have again proved the effectiveness of Kaspersky Internet Security 2013. It’s noteworthy that Dennis Technology Labs is not the only reputable expert organization which regularly acknowledges the quality of our products. There can be no doubt over the objectivity of the awards and recognition offered to Kaspersky Lab,” said Nikita Shvetsov, Deputy CTO (Research) at Kaspersky Lab.
Another reputable expert organization, AV-Comparatives, also praised Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 in its March “Real-world protection test”, under testing conditions similar to Dennis Technology Labs’. The April AV-Comparatives test results were almost the same. Moreover, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 has also been highly-acclaimed by other well-known testing laboratories such as AV-Test.org, Matousec.com and others.