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INNSBRUCK, Austria, January 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Kaspersky Internet Security Tops 22 Vendors for 2013
Leading Austria-based antivirus testing group AV-Comparatives has issued its "Anti-Virus-Comparative Summary Report 2013". Kaspersky Internet Security received the Product of the Year Award, Bitdefender is runner up. Seven products, including a free program from Avast, received "Top Rated" designations. The comprehensive report contains reviews of the 22 consumer anti-virus/Internet security products. It also highlights designations the highest-performing products in each of the tests done.
The annual awards are based on the Real-World Protection Test, System-Impact, File Detection Test, and False-Positive Test (all of these were compulsory). Optional tests were the Proactive Test, Malware Removal Test, and Anti-Phishing Test.
"The Anti-Virus Comparative Summary Report 2013 is a great summary of the public main test-series we conducted in the past year," commented Andreas Clementi, AV-Comparatives founder and CEO. "Like all our public reports, it's free and available in several languages from our website."
Kaspersky Internet Security received three stars in all nine tests performed by AV-Comparatives in 2013. Bitdefender Internet Security received three stars in eight of the nine tests, and ESET Smart Security in seven of the nine tests. There was a whole range of total stars awarded, from Kaspersky's twenty-seven stars to one company's product that received five stars and four "tested" ratings
The top rated products, after Product of the Year for Kaspersky Lab, came from Avast, Avira, Bitdefender, BullGuard, ESET, Fortinet and F-Secure (alphabetical order).
"As with fine wine, the market-share leaders in antivirus and Internet security are not necessarily the ones that finished top in testing. Readers may be surprised at some of the test results and rankings", said Peter Stelzhammer, AV-Comparatives' co-founder and Member of the Board.
Stelzhammer explained that AV-Comparatives' "Real-World Protection Test" is the most comprehensive test available when it comes to evaluating the real-life protection capabilities of antivirus software. "This test's framework replicates what an ordinary user experiences in an everyday online environment," he said.
About AV-Comparatives http://www.av-comparatives.org
AV-Comparatives is an independent organization offering systematic testing that checks whether security software, such as PC/Mac-based antivirus and internet security products and mobile security solutions, live up to their promises. Using one of the largest sample collections worldwide, the organization creates a real-world environment for truly accurate testing.
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