February 20, 2019 | Awards
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AV-TEST Awards 2018 go to Kaspersky Lab

Only the best IT protection solutions are contenders for the internationally recognized AV-TEST Awards. After all, with this award, the independent test institute honors only the most effective security products that have shown outstanding performance during a one-year test phase and thus set new standards for the IT security industry. Kaspersky Lab continuously demonstrated top performance throughout the entire 2018 test season, and therefore receives the AV-TEST Award 2018 in the test categories of "Best Protection", "Best Performance”, “Best Usability“ and "Best Repair".

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Simply the Best!

Products certified by the AV-TEST Institute are tested according to the state of the art in technology and have a worldwide reputation for reliable protection. End users, corporate users, public agencies, providers of IT security products and media around the globe trust in the exact product analyses "Made in Germany". Products tested and certified with utmost due diligence by AV-TEST guarantee the best possible protection against current threats.

Once a year, manufacturers of antivirus products also have the opportunity to set themselves apart from other security products and to become 'knighted' with an AV-TEST Award. However, this requires continuous peak performance in at least one test category and throughout the test period of an entire year.
 

The AV-TEST Awards – a year of peak performance

In the daily fight against cyber attacks, an antivirus software manufacturer wages battle on many fronts. Thus, it is not only a question of ensuring that a product can match up against international competition, it is also about implementing a service-minded security promise made to the customer when the product is purchased. Only the most innovative research and development achievements can lead to consistent peak performance, which the AV-TEST Institute regularly puts to the test in its monthly side-by-side tests. With "Internet Security", "Endpoint Security", "Small Office Security" and "Virus Removal Tool", Kaspersky Lab added to the lineup a total of four top products in 2018 which met the high standards of the AV-TEST Institute in several categories.

In the area of consumers, Kaspersky Lab receives recognition for best protection on Windows systems for its "Internet Security" product. The manufacturer's "Small Office Security" security solution also earned the Award for best protection in corporate computing. 

AV-TEST is recognizing the corporate product "Kaspersky Lab Endpoint Security" with the Best Performance 2018 Award for its strong protection with minimal reduction of system performance.

For proven best usability thanks to the lowest false alarm rate through the entire year of 2018, the AV-TEST Institute is recognizing the protection solutions "Internet Security" for the consumer field as well as "Endpoint Security" and "Small Office Security" for the corporate sector with the AV-TEST Best Usability 2018 Award. 

In the field of repair performance in the aftermath of malware infection, the "Virus Removal Tool" repair tool and the "Internet Security" suite from Kaspersky Lab earned the Best Repair 2018 Award thanks to outstanding recovery performance of infected systems.
 

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Guido Habicht, CEO AV-TEST GmbH: With its "Internet Security", "Endpoint Security", "Small Office Security" and "Virus Removal Tool" security solutions, Kaspersky Lab was able to set new standards in not one, but several categories. Accordingly, Kaspersky Lab is receiving the "Best Protection 2018", "Best Performance 2018", "Best Usability 2018" and "Best Repair 2018" Award. 

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