March 02, 2023 | Text: Markus Selinger | Awards
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AV-TEST Award 2022 for Kaspersky

With the AV-TEST Award 2022, the AV-TEST Institute declares the best products in the area of IT Security. The globally known and renowned research institute for IT security examined the lion's share of security products on the market for consumer users and corporate users for a whole year in its laboratories. The award assessment was based on all the findings the experts derived and recorded within the one-year cycle for each product. With its award, AV-TEST honors products that were able to achieve consistent peak ratings in the long-term results. The 2022 Awards in the four test categories of Best Usability for Consumer Users, Best Performance for Corporate Users and Best Usability for a total of two corporate user products go to Kaspersky.

AV-TEST Award 2022 for Kaspersky
AV-TEST Award 2022

for Kaspersky


AV-TEST Award – for tested IT Security

All products tested by the AV-TEST Institute are evaluated according to a predetermined test structure. This is always transparent for companies and users and can be logically understood at all times. In one year of tests, the security products are examined and evaluated multiple times in the test areas of Protection (protection function), Performance (speed) and Usability (user-friendliness). In addition, there are also the Advanced Threat Protection tests, in which the special effectiveness of products in fending off ransomware, for example, is put to the test. For the successful completion of a test, the security solution receives a test certificate for tested security against IT threats. Products for Windows completing a test with achievements clearly above the industry standard are honored by rewarding them the extra evaluation of "TOP PRODUCT".

Each individual value that a product delivers in a test year is added into a large, internal evaluation matrix of the AV-Test Institute. If a security solution is able to demonstrate peak results throughout the entire year, it has the opportunity to receive one of the coveted AV-TEST awards. All individual tests in the year 2022 now form the basis for choosing and presenting the awards in the spring of 2023. Many companies can look forward to one or several of the 26 awards in total at the 12th award ceremony of the AV-TEST awards, which has now become a rich tradition. In doing so, they receive not only a certificate for the tested security of their product but also recognition for their consistent development and research work. The presentation of an AV-TEST award is also proof for consumer users and corporate users that they are buying or already using a product with tested and award-winning security.

AV-TEST Award for Kaspersky – more than just recognition

Kaspersky, a security software manufacturer long since established in the market, racked up a win in a total of four categories at the awards presentation 2022. Its product Internet Security for consumer users offers not only excellent protection, but also does so without any false alarms that might otherwise easily unsettle users. For the ability to perfectly distinguish between innocuous and malicious files in all tests of the protection software under Windows, Kaspersky Internet Security received the AV-TEST Best Usability 2022 Award for Consumer Users.

Many companies do not always have the best-equipped PCs in the office. That is why system load is an important criterion when choosing endpoint security offering good protection. Which is precisely why the test category of performance has always been an evaluation aspect the lab has examined. Kaspersky Endpoint Security proved in all tests in the year 2022 how economically it uses the system resources of office PCs in corporate environments, and thus earning the AV-TEST Best Performance 2022 Award.

Each alarm due to a falsely detected file or application means significant support overhead for corporate users, thus causing stress and increasing costs. That is why it is important that security products for small, medium and large companies are able to distinguish perfectly between innocuous and malicious files. In the lab tests in the entire year 2022, the two Kaspersky products Endpoint Security and Small Office Security demonstrated their high quality. For this, both security solutions received the special recognition of AV-TEST Best Usability 2022 Award for Corporate Users.

"As is well known, the trustworthy security manufacturer Kaspersky had a challenging year in 2022. We at AV-TEST are all the more pleased that a total of four of the coveted awards went to Kaspersky products. The lab knows how unnerving false alarms can be for users, and how perfectly Kaspersky has mastered this friend-foe detection. This deserves the first award in the category of Best Usability 2022 for Consumer Users. In the product category involving corporate users, Kaspersky shows even stronger performance. We thus conferred on Kaspersky Endpoint Security the award for Best Performance and at the same time the Best Usability 2022 Award. What's more, the somewhat smaller product version Kaspersky Small Office Security performed convincingly in all tests and thus received the fourth award for Kaspersky, the special recognition of Best Usability 2022 for Corporate Users. Congratulations!", said Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST.





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