Kaspersky’s Endpoint Security for Business, Small Office Security, and Internet Security achieved a 100% effectiveness rate against ransomware attacks in the Advanced Threat Protection Test conducted by AV-TEST.
These products did not lose a single user file during the test, which involved 10 different full-chain attacks. However, in the first ten months of 2022, the proportion of users attacked by targeted ransomware has almost doubled compared to the same period in 2021.
According to IBM’s data breach report, the average cost of a ransomware attack in 2022 was $4.54 million.
In October 2022, AV-TEST examined 25 products from 17 vendors in 10 scenarios of full-chain attacks with ransomware payload targeting systems under Windows 11. The Emotet ransomware family techniques were utilized for the attack construction.
Three Kaspersky products participated in the tests, scoring maximum protection result scores out of a possible 30 point total.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business, Kaspersky Small Office Security, and Kaspersky Internet Security protected user files from all ten full-chain attacks and received certificates “Advanced Approved Endpoint Protection” and “Advanced Certified,” respectively.
Kaspersky products have consistently shown the highest quality protection against complex threats, including ransomware, as confirmed by various tests in June-August and November of 2021, as well as in February, April, and August of 2022.
AV-TEST’s Advanced Threat Protection tests assess the ability of EPP solutions to counter full-scale ransomware attacks, using the latest techniques employed by threat actors.
To prevent serious consequences from ransomware attacks, companies and consumers need to use the basic rules of cybersecurity and professional software, as vendors continuously improve and independently assess their products to deliver the maximum level of anti-ransomware protection for their customers.
AV-TEST research and certifications provide an opportunity for Kaspersky to prove the effectiveness of its software and services and keep a pulse on the current threat landscape.
Alexander Liskin, Head of Threat Research at Kaspersky, stated that they regularly participate in rigorous product program assessments to improve Kaspersky technologies in line with new challenges.