Wednesday, January 11, 2012

AV-Comparatives Summary Report 2011 – Kaspersky Product of the Year

AV-Comparatives has released their 129 page summary report (anti-virus comparative). Product of the Year award went to Kaspersky who received Advanced + in all nine categories. Top Rated product recognitions for 2011 went to Avira, BitDefender, Eset, F-Secure, and Kaspersky. If for some reason, Kaspersky is unable to fulfill its duties as the Product of the Year….. F-Secure received Advanced+ in seven of the nine categories. Twenty companies are in this extensive report.

The report also gave recognition to individual companies for - on demand protection, proactive on demand detection, false positives, on demand scanning speed, and overall performance (low system impact). There are ~4 page sections dedicated to each product in the AV Comparatives Summary Report 2011, as well.

2011 was a good year for Kaspersky. They continued to catch up to Trend Micro in terms of total revenue. On January 5 of this year, Kaspersky and Eugene Kaspersky were named a Channelnomics 2011 Influencers Award Winner in Security

Kaspersky received 3.5 stars out of 5 from Neil Rubenking and PC Magazine for their Internet Security Suite 2012. Kaspersky offers a number of solutions for both home users and businesses.

Kaspersky scored highly in the just released Virus Bulletin RAP Averages Quadrant June through December 2011. . Bkis and Emsisoft were the top performers in this test. A minus for them – they failed to receive a VB 100 Award in a pair of tests in 2011

Symantec/Norton - Whoops in Latest VB100

Norton AV received a VB100 award in April 2010, didn't participate in a few tests and then failed to receive a VB100 in December 2011 with Norton Internet Security. . The company had had a run of almost 10 years of VB100 awards that ended in August, 2009.

About AV-Comparatives

AV-Comparatives is an Austrian Non-Profit-Organization, which provides independent Anti-Virus software tests free to the public.

Go to the AV-comparatives website for complete details about the organization, the many tests they perforNm, and to download copies of this report.

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