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DESCRIPTIONFacts Kaspersky Lab vs. McAfee. Kaspersky Lab. Kaspersky Lab: Principal facts. Kaspersky Lab is a private company founded in 1991 . Eugene Kaspersky, one of its founders, has combated viruses since 1989. The group of antivirus software developers headed by him has existed for 18 years. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
FactsKaspersky Lab vs. McAfee
Kaspersky Lab: Principal facts Kaspersky Lab is a private company founded in 1991. Eugene Kaspersky, one of its founders, has combated viruses since 1989. The group of antivirus software developers headed by him has existed for 18 years. The company currently focuses on the development of solutions that provide protection from malicious software, spam and hacker attacks. The company has more than 700 employees in offices across the globe. Local offices exist in 11 countries, including China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, the UK and the US. Extensive partner network: more than 500 companies in over 60 countries.
McAfee: Principal factsMcAfee was founded in 1989 by John McAfee. The companys headquarters is in Santa Clara, CA, USA. In 1997, McAfee merged with Network General (a developer of network monitoring and management tools) to form Network Associates.In 2004, the company launched a restructuring program. It sold off Magic Solutions and Sniffer, reverted back to McAfee and re-focused on security technologies. McAfee purchased rather than developed most of its security technologies. Specifically, it became a player in the antivirus market after acquiring S&S International (which developed antivirus products under the Dr. Solomon brand). In 2006, top managers of McAfee were implicated in a fraud scandal. The companys president, Kevin Weiss, was fired and its CEO and Chairman George Samenuk retired. In early 2007, the former McAfee general counsel Kent Roberts was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of fraudulent stock-option grant deals.
Independent Assessment of the Companies Market PositionIn 2006, Kaspersky Lab received the Frost & Sullivan Growth Strategy Leadership Award for the highest growth rate on the antivirus marketAntivirus vendor revenue growth in 2004-2005 (estimate by IDC & Gartner)
Technologies: Kaspersky Labs VirusLab
The Kaspersky VirusLab is located in a single research center in Moscow. This makes it possible to train new analysts and share expert knowledge with minimal delays.The system for collecting malicious program samples is geographically distributed, with honeypots placed in numerous locations, enabling analysts to receive samples almost as soon as after they appear in the wild.Kaspersky Lab uses unique tools to automate the collection and processing of malicious program samples. It takes just a few minutes to analyze malware samples and add their signatures to antivirus databases.Updates are tested automatically. Performing multiple operations in parallel accelerates the update testing process, which takes less than an hour.A broad range of proactive technologies developed by the company enable Kaspersky Lab products to detect most threats even BEFORE their signatures are released.
Technologies: Kaspersky Labs SpamLabA team of professional linguistsSpam is analyzed 24 / 7 / 365a network of spam traps across the world (exposed mailboxes on public mail servers)mass mailing detection systemvolume of information analyzed: 100,000150,000 spam messages every dayAlgorithms for linguistic analysis are continually improved and updatedIt takes just a few minutes to add a spam signature to the databaseClients receive updates in real time (using the UDS technology)
Technologies: McAfee Avert LabsMcAfee Avert Labs is a research lab with 20 offices in 14 countries and more than 100 analystsThe lab works 24 / 7 / 365The labs work covers all aspects of corporate IT security, both internal and external (including phishing attacks and mobile threats):analysis of malicious codeantivirus researchprevention of various types of attackssearching for and the analysis of vulnerabilities
Technologies: McAfee Avert LabsAccording to the company, McAfee Avert Labs updates for its antivirus products occur at a frequency of 1 update per week or (in emergency situations) 1 update per dayThe average new virus response time (the time it takes to develop a virus signature and include it in a product update) is 3-4 hours; development of a disinfection module (for file recovery after an infection) takes 24 hours on average. A sad fact from history:An error in McAfee's virus definition file released Friday morning caused the company's consumer and enterprise antivirus products to flag Microsoft's Excel, as well as other applications on users' PCs, as a virus called W95/CTXSource: CNET News.com, March 10, 2006
And here is what results of independent analyses show
Technologies: Malicious program detectionOverall detection of malicious programs
Technologies: Malicious program detectionDetection of malicious software in archives and compressed files(Source: AV-Test.org)
Technologies: Response time
Technologies: Update frequencyNumber of malicious program database updates per month(Source: AV-Test.org )
Technologies: Effectiveness of the personal firewallPersonal firewall scores in "leak tests"
These companies have integrated Kaspersky Lab antivirus technologies into their solutions
Products: Integrated protection for PCs*Anti-Malware.ru **PC Professionell
Products: Scanning speed and impact on system performanceUnlike on-demand scanning, the antivirus monitor remains resident in RAM. Therefore, it is especially important for users how much the antivirus monitor when scanning files increases the time required to open and close these files
Products: Scanning speed and impact on system performance
Products: Scanning speed and impact on system performance
Products: Scanning speed and impact on system performanceExperts from CNET Labs analyzed the impact of running an on-demand scan on the time it takes users to perform standard operations (such as converting music and video files). Kaspersky Lab products have a minimum impact on system performance.
Products: Integrated protection of all nodes on the corporate network* The demand for these solutions is limitedThe myth that McAfees product line is much more extensive than the Kaspersky Lab product line remains nothing but a myth
Products: Integrated protection of all nodes on the corporate network
Products: Integrated protection of all nodes on the corporate network*A combination of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Proxy Server and the free Squid Proxy Server with support for the ICAP protocol provides a customer with a standalone solution for the protection of HTTP and FTP traffic at the gateway level.
Products: Effective integrated protection in a single product for workstations*Anti-Malware.ru, February 2007 **PC Professionell, August 2006
Products: A fully functional security management tool
Companies that have acknowledged the advantages of Kaspersky Lab productsDeutscher Bundestag, GermanyInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)Retarus, GermanyGovernment Development Bank, MalaysiaMinistry of Equipment, FranceConseil Gnral 92, FranceM&G Finanziaria Industriale, ItalyMinistry of Labor and Social Affairs, Czech Republic
I.NET S.p.a., ItalyT-Mobile, Czech Republic Rectorat Amiens, FranceUniversity of Western AustraliaBancaja Group, SpainTatneft, RussiaVimpelCom, RussiaCentral Bank of Russiaand othersYou can find the list of McAfee customers on the companys website. We are confident that the comparison will be to our advantage.
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System performance impact test Actively scanning a system for viruses can have an adverse affect on overall system performance, as the antivirus engine competes with other applications for system resources. When performing regular real-time scans, most of today's antivirus scan engines are sophisticated enough to relegate the additional overheard they introduce to the background and not significantly impact the performance of other applications. Performing deep scans, on the other hand, often requires enough of the available system resources for the antivirus engine to have a noticeable impact on the performance of other applications. Deep scanning is when the antivirus application scans every file located on all partitions found on each drive. This set of tests is designed to measure how much performance degradation selected applications suffer when a deep scan takes place. We first run the three tests listed below, before an antivirus application was installed. We then install the antivirus application and ran the same tests again--this time while the antivirus program was performing a deep scan of the system. iTunes MP3 encoding test Using Apple's iTunes 6.0.1, we time how long it takes to convert 19 WAV files to 192Kbps MP3 files. Sorenson Squeeze video encoding test Using Sorenson Squeeze 4.0.301.11, we time how long it takes to convert a 30-second DV AVI file to an MPEG 4 file.