In 2021, Kaspersky’s security portfolio held a leading position in the TOP3 metric, while taking first place in 76% of tests.
During the year, Kaspersky participated in 75 independent tests and reviews, with its products receiving 57 firsts and 63 TOP3 finishes.
The TOP3 metric shows a vendor’s success by measuring its performance on multiple independent tests over 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 events considered in the TOP3 2021 are particularly noteworthy:
- The Advanced Endpoint Protection: Ransomware Protection test conducted by AV-TEST allowed Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud to achieve the highest possible result, protecting against all ransomware attacks used in research.
- SE Labs awarded Kaspersky Endpoint Detection and Response the highest rating, AAA, in the Enterprise Advanced Security (EDR) test because the product detected each of 16 targeted attacks from 4 groups without false positives and with an accuracy rate of overall 98%.
- Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business received the Advanced award from AV-TEST in the Advanced Threat Protection against ransomware test. It also received 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 multi-product solution.
Kaspersky Internet Security has been honored with several annual consumer awards, such as Best Protection and Best Performance by AV-TEST. AV-Comparatives also ranked Kaspersky Internet Security among the highest rated in 2021 with four specific 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 the Advanced Award from AV-TEST in the Advanced Threat Protection ransomware test. Kaspersky Safe Kids has received AV-TESTs Approved recognition for a comprehensive breakdown of features that ensure comprehensive protection across all platforms (Windows, Android, and iOS).
And AV-TEST named Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection as one of the best solutions for gaming and streaming, highlighting its strong speed ratings and robust user transparency offerings. SE Labs also highlighted Kaspersky Internet Security and ranked it with the highest rating, AAA, with the product earning the highest total accuracy rating of 100% in Q2 and Q4.
Between 2013 and 2021, Kaspersky products participated in 741 independent tests and ratings within the TOP3 Metric. During this period, Kaspersky’s solutions won 518 firsts and achieved 612 top-three rankings.
“Continued participation in independent testing is integral to the effective development of technologies, which can then be effectively integrated into cybersecurity solutions,” says Alexander Liskin, Head of Threat Research at Kaspersky.
“Regular analysis of these results allows us to discover real areas for improving our technology and confirms the levels of protection provided to our customers against real cyber threats. We are pleased to have obtained such high results in 2021, demonstrating our security technologies and solutions.”