Kaspersky Lab awarded Product of the Year at the AV-Comparatives’ Annual Awards


AV Comparative Product of the Year with Eugene Kaspersky


Kaspersky Lab saw in the New Year in positive mood after a series of wins with top marks in several comparative tests conducted by different respected independent testing organizations in December of last year.

Topping off this run of successes, Kaspersky Lab was also awarded Product of the Year at the AV-Comparatives’ Annual Awards – awards based on multiple comparative tests conducted throughout the whole year – based on its being the only security solution provider to get top marks in all the year’s key tests.

This prestigious award given to the year’s industry beater was based on the results in nine different key comparative tests of consumer anti-virus solutions conducted in 2011, which in Kaspersky Lab’s case meant two products – Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Kaspersky Internet Security. Significantly, Kaspersky Lab was the only solution provider awarded the highest grade – Advanced+ – in all nine tests.

Nikolay Grebennikov, Chief Technology Officer of Kaspersky Lab, commented: “The importance of these independent test results for our wide range of consumer and corporate security products cannot be underestimated. If we were to compare them to a sports contest, they would be like winning gold medals in all the disciplines of the Olympic Games. Achieving excellent detection rates is one of our main goals, because in a world seeing tens of thousands of new malware samples each day no one can afford to miss just one serious threat. We are very happy to see the world’s most reputable independent research institutions praising the effectiveness of our products, while at the same time we refuse to rest on our laurels and will strive to improve our products even further into the future.”