Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows, Kaspersky Lab’s recently unveiled corporate security solution, has received the highest marks in its first independent testing, conducted by leading IT security institute AV-Test.org, one of the most reputable independent security testing labs in the world. The “business product full testing” was conducted in July and August of 2011, during which the beta version of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows was evaluated along with six other vendors’ endpoint security products. All products were awarded the “approved” rating, but the solution from Kaspersky Lab outscored the competition on points, thanks to its outstanding performance on detection and removal of malicious software, in addition to overall usability.
The testing by AV-Test.org evaluated the efficiency of business products in various situations, including protection against zero-day malware attacks, detection of malicious objects, and the revealing and removal of malware from an already infected machine. Other factors taken into consideration were the performance of the product (judging by the slowdown of the computer in everyday use) and false detections and warnings regarding legitimate programs. As a result, Kaspersky Lab’s most recent corporate solution received the highest score of 16 out of 18 points - much higher than the average result (12.8 points). The nearest competitor was outperformed by Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows in the removal of malware testing, overall performance, and the number of “false positives” (there were no false positive detections for Kaspersky Lab’s solution).
Specific achievements in the testing of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows include a 100% result in “real-world” testing, in which the level of protection against zero-day malware attacks and web and e-mail threats was evaluated. In the static testing the solution from Kaspersky Lab detected 99% of more than 230,000 malware samples. Another 100% result was achieved in detection of widespread malware (of which 5000 samples were used). High effectiveness was also shown in the removal of malicious software, in which 95% of actively running malicious programs were detected and 85% of them removed (compared to the average of 74%).
Nikolay Grebennikov, Chief Technology Officer of Kaspersky Lab, commented: “Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows is a tremendous achievement for Kaspersky Lab’s research and development team, and provides a number of major benefits for our corporate clients. One of them is an unparalleled level of security, which was confirmed by the 100% detection rate of zero-day malware attacks and widespread malware. With our new corporate solution businesses are able to improve their IT security even further, utilizing flexible Whitelisting and Application Control features, and support for the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network.”
Tarek Kuzbari, Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab Middle East and Turkey said: “A recent survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab indicates that IT security is one of the top priorities for businesses, especially when it comes to protection from malware. Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows provides the deepest level of protection thanks to the fully revised anti-virus engine, cloud-based security system, and other enhancements. We are pleased that the first independent testing revealed the full potential of our new corporate solution, which earned top marks for detection and removal of malicious objects, as well as performance and usability, with zero false positive detections of legitimate software.”