Android Protection: Kaspersky Internet Security for AndroidWins “AV-Test Certified”
Posted OnApril 30, 2015 by Shruthi S
Kaspersky Internet Security for Android demonstrated excellent results in a test conducted by the independent AV-Test laboratory. According to the results Kaspersky Lab’s solution detected all malware samples and did not produce a single false positive.
The researchers focused on testing the effectiveness of malware detection and the usability of the solution. According to AV-Test’s methodology, usability refers to how many false positives the solution produces while checking legitimate files, and how well it operates without having a noticeable impact on the performance of the device or other applications. All solutions used their default settings on devices running Google Android 5.0.1 with the latest antivirus databases installed.During testing the solutions were provided with Internet access and as a result they could address their own cloud services.
To evaluate the effectiveness of detection, the solution was tested on a collection of 3,077 malware samples first detected within the last four weeks. Kaspersky Internet Security for Android successfully blocked 100% of malicious applications. In terms of usability, Kaspersky Lab solution also demonstrated excellent results: it correctly detected 1,860applicationsfrom Google Play Store and 924 legitimate programs from the third-party source as harmless. Additionally, during various loading tests, the AV-Test experts did not register any noticeable device performance slowdown or increased battery consumption or significantgrowth of Internet traffic. As a result, Kaspersky Internet Security for Android got maximum scores and received the AV-Test Certified award.
“Every month, thousands of new applications for the Android operating system emerge and not all of them are safe to use. These tests,conducted by independent researchers,continually confirm that Kaspersky Lab’s technology accurately distinguishes between programs that are harmful, and those that can be used without fear,”said Timur Biyachuev, Director of Anti-Malware research,
Kaspersky Internet Security for Android is part of Kaspersky Internet Security - Multi-Device,a multi-platform solution which protectsthe users of Microsoft Windows, Google Android and Apple OS X against current online threats and secures web surfing of the mobile platforms Apple iOS and Windows Phonesupporters.
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 17-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 400 million users worldwide. Learn more atwww.kaspersky.com.