AV-TEST, the independent IT security institute, has recognized Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business and Kaspersky Small Office Security as standouts in its Advanced Threat Protection test for ransomware protection. The assessment found that both Kaspersky business solutions were capable of successfully defending against ransomware in 10 real-life scenarios.
While Kaspersky’s research found that almost two-thirds (64%) of organizations have already been the victim of a ransomware attack, experts from the global Ransomware Task Force predict this threat will keep escalating due to the current economic and political climate.
“With ransomware on the rise, businesses need to be confident that their networks are secured and these threats are not able to penetrate their perimeter in the first place,” said Alexander Liskin, Head of Threat Research at Kaspersky. “Our latest detailed report describing various techniques and procedures used by different ransomware groups shows that they have many similarities. This can help organizations better recognize and protect against such attacks with proper expertise and security solutions.”
The assessment, conducted by AV-TEST, investigated how successfully security products protect against ransomware. The test process involved running the solutions through 10 defined ransomware scenarios involving an e-mail with an infected attachment. The attachment contained dangerous attacks such as Office files with scripts, which then execute further steps via tools such as PowerShell.
According to the test results, Kaspersky products for business once again proved their ransomware protection capabilities. Both of the analyzed solutions were able to detect the attacks and fully block them, receiving the maximum protection score of 40 points. The tests resulted in AV-TEST awarding the solutions the “Advanced Approved Endpoint Protection” certificate.