The authoritative AV-Test lab has announced that Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows once again came top in a recent test against its rivals. The test, conducted in September-October, is the second time the respected independent test lab has put Kaspersky Lab’s new corporate solution through its paces. An earlier test in summer 2011 also saw Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows secure first place.
As in the earlier test, seven leading corporate security solutions were assessed for their ability to withstand zero-day attacks, recognize malicious objects, and detect and delete malicious programs on already infected machines running Windows XP SP3. Other factors such as performance and false positives were also taken into consideration.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows came out on top, scoring 16 points out of a possible 18. The solution from Symantec received 14.5, McAfee’s solution scored 11.5, while the Trend Micro solution only managed a score of 10.5.
When it came to treating active infections, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows demonstrated the best result, scoring a near-perfect 97% compared to an industry average of 84%. Of particular note was the Kaspersky Lab solution’s assured performance at neutralizing not only the main malicious programs but all the accompanying components which are especially prevalent among rootkits and bootkits. As a result, the product succeeded in identifying and removing all the rookits during testing, something none of the other products could achieve. Moreover, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows did not generate a single false positive.
“The autumn testing by AV-Test confirms the overall consistency of our corporate solution: it copes effectively with unknown threats, does not produce false positives and doesn’t slow down the system either,” commented Nikita Shvetsov, Director of Anti-Malware Research of Kaspersky Lab.