In 2021, Kaspersky's security portfolio held a leading position in the TOP3 metric, while taking first place in 76% of tests.
Over the year, Kaspersky has participated in 75 independent tests and reviews, with its products being awarded 57 firsts and 63 TOP3 finishes.
The TOP3 metric shows how successful a vendor is by measuring its performance across several independent tests within a calendar year. Consistent performance across multiple tests and products gives a more meaningful assessment of the company than a single test. The TOP3 metric includes results from lab tests, such as AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST, SE Labs and others.
Some tests considered in the 2021 TOP3 are especially noteworthy:
- The Advanced Endpoint Protection: Ransomware Protection test performed by AV-TEST saw Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud achieve the highest possible result, protecting against all ransomware attacks used in the research.
- SE Labs awarded Kaspersky Endpoint Detection and Response with the highest grade, AAA, in the Enterprise Advanced Security (EDR) Test because the product detected every one of the 16 targeted attacks from 4 groups with no false positives and a total accuracy rating of 98%.
- Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business received the Advanced award from AV-TEST in the Advanced Threat Protection Test against ransomware. It was also granted several other annual awards from the organization, including Best Protection, Best Performance and Best Usability.
- IDC also ranked Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business as a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape. It was noted for its ability to offer enterprise customers a natively integrated cross-product solution.
Kaspersky Internet Security has been highlighted in several annual consumer awards, such as Best Protection and Best Performance by AV-TEST. AV-Comparatives also ranked Kaspersky Internet Security as Top Rated in 2021 with four specific area awards, including ATP Advanced Threat Protection 2021 Silver, Best Overall Speed 2021 Silver, Lowest False Positives 2021 Silver and Real-World Protection 2021 Silver.
The company also received AV-TEST's Advanced Award in the Advanced Threat Protection Test against ransomware. Kaspersky Safe Kids received AV-TESTs Approved recognition for a comprehensive split of features that ensure comprehensive protection across all platforms (Windows, Android and iOS).
And AV-TEST named Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection one of the best solutions for gaming and streaming, highlighting its solid speed ratings and strong user transparency offerings. SE Labs has also highlighted Kaspersky Internet Security and ranked it with the highest grade, AAA, with the product achieving the highest total accuracy rating at 100% in Q2 and Q4.
Between 2013 and 2021, Kaspersky products participated in 741 independent tests and reviews within the TOP3 Metric. Over this period, Kaspersky solutions were awarded 518 firsts and achieved 612 top-three finishes.
"Continual participation in independent tests is an integral part of the effective development of technologies, which can then efficiently incorporate into cybersecurity solutions," says Kaspersky head of Threat Research, Alexander Liskin.
"Regular analysis of such results allows us to discover real areas for improvement in our technology and confirms the levels of protection provided to our customers from real cyber threats. We're pleased to have received such high results in 2021, demonstrating our security technologies and solutions."