The latest version of Kaspersky Internet Security for Android has received the highest recognition by three independent test labs. In the first six months of 2015, the solution was tested by AV-Comparatives, AV-Test and PC Security Labs.
The most recent testing by Germany’s AV-Test Institute made an overall assessment of the solution’s effectiveness in May 2015. Firstly, it examined how the security solution reacted to 2,741 malicious applications, 1,969 legitimate applications from Google Play Store and 977 trusted applications from third-party sources. In addition, AV-test experts examined how the security solution affected the device’s performance. Overall, Kaspersky Internet Security for Android successfully detected 100% of threats without a single false positive. Researchers also found that the solution had no noticeable impact on battery life, the device’s performance or Internet connection bandwidth. As a result, the solution scored the highest six points in both test categories, Protection and Usability, and received “AV-Test Certified” award.
China’s PC Security Labs ran a test on Kaspersky Internet Security for Android in April and published its results in late June. This test employed 2,435 fresh malware and legitimate applications, which were recorded on the device’s SD card before the security product was installed and updated. Malicious files were only run manually if the security solution did not have the on-demand scan feature. Failures to detect threats during the scan and false positives reduced the final scores for each product. Kaspersky Internet Security’s final score came in the 98-100 range, earning it the top award – a five-star certificate.
Last, but not least, Austria’s AV-Comparatives published an overview report of its March testing without announcing any awards. A collection of 4,523 malicious applications belonging to 125 of the most widespread malware families was used to test the security solutions. First the experts scanned the entire set of APK files using an on-demand scan. Then they attempted to manually launch each of the undetected applications, allowing the security solutions to use their real-time protection systems. Kaspersky Internet Security detected 99.6% of all threats. The false positives count was not included in the final score, as Kaspersky Internet Security for Android, like most of its rivals, did not trigger any.
“The consistently high scores for Kaspersky Lab’s solution in tests by different labs once again prove how effective Kaspersky Lab’s security technologies are. It is especially valuable that the solutions have been tested against fundamentally different collections of malware programs – threats typical to Europe are often different from those circulating in China – showing that Kaspersky Lab’s users can be confident of their protection no matter where they are”, commented Timur Biyachuyev, Director of Anti-Malware research at Kaspersky Lab.