Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 – Kaspersky Beta

Kaspersky currently has Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 in beta. You can learn more about the product and register to download at http://support.kaspersky.com/kis2011/all?more=1&qid=208284251

Features Being Promoted in Kaspersky Internet Security 2012

• File security detection. A function to define the file security before starting work with it has been added
• Technologies of rootkit detection (rootkit is a program designed to hide the fact of system infection) has been improved
• Protection against unknown threats has been improved with the help of System Watcher
• Protection against phishing has been improved: information about the availability of a particular resource is first checked in the local database of phishing websites stored on Kaspersky Lab servers. Next, a request is sent to the “cloud” (Kaspersky Security Network). If there is no information in the two sources, heuristic analysis is carried out
• The URL Advisor module has been enhanced.
• The application’s efficiency has been improved and its impact on the computer’s performance has been reduced
• The impact of the application on the system performance has been optimized for the most common online user scenarios: watching movies (including high-resolution (HDTV)), listening to the radio, searching and browsing websites, making calls via VoIP (Skype and etc.), online games and etc
• Touch-screen support added
• The interface of Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 has been considerably re-designed

The list above is not comprehensive.

Good article about how Kaspersky has been growing over the past year and is rapidly closing in on Trend Micro to become the number 3 “800 pound” gorilla. “Kaspersky Signs Monster Enterprise Deal”. View Larry Walsh’s Channelnomics blog about this on http://channelnomics.com/2011/06/02/kaspersky-signs-monster-enterprise-deal/

Makes for a good read while sitting in cafes in Prague, Amsterdam, and Silicon Valley.

How Was Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 Viewed?

PC Magazine gave Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 4.0 stars http://kensek.blogspot.com/2011/04/best-internet-security-suites-2011-pc.html
Seth Rosenblatt and CNET’s readers gave the product 4.5 stars http://download.cnet.com/Kaspersky-Internet-Security/3000-18510_4-10012072.html?tag=mncol;6
VB100 Awards – 7 out of 8 since December 2009 http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/vendor?id=74
www.av-test.org Certified on Windows 7 in Q1 http://www.av-test.org/certifications.php
www.av-comparatives.org The antivirus product was one of only two to receive 3 stars (highest rating) in the May Retrospective Test http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/ondret/avc_retro_may2011.pdf

The usual suspects, McAfee, Panda, Avast, Avira, AVG Technologies, G Data, among others, will be announcing their betas over the coming months

Also in Beta

• Webroot has Webroot Cloud Antivirus in beta at http://www.webroot.com/customerSupport/betaRegistration.php
• F-Secure currently has F-Secure Internet Security 2012 in beta at http://www.f-secure.com/en_EMEA-Labs/beta-programs/home-users-beta/IS2012beta/
• Trend Micro Maximum Security 2012 and others at https://www.trendbeta.com/pages/main
• Norton Internet Security 2012 and Anti-Virus 2012 beta http://us.norton.com/beta/index.jsp
• BitDefender Total Security 2012 http://beta2012.bitdefender.com

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