Kaspersky Lab is now the world’s leading anti-malware vendor, a survey carried out by Info-tech research group shows.
The researcher group says Kaspersky emerged top as it has the most functional and usable solutions, core aspects in corporate security. In functionality, the analyst firm compared the most functional solution in comparison to the total cost of ownership with Kaspersky achieving the highest ratio index thus making it the most cost efficient.
Kaspersky products also gained favour from the researchers given their flexibility to support desktop and mobile platforms.
Info-tech’s surveyagrees with a similar study in the beginning of the year, The Information week 2012 antivirus and antimalware vendor evaluation survey, which ranked the company highest alongside Sophos.
The January survey had involved 386 IT professionals gauging antivirus and antimalware solutions with the overall winner evaluated based on price, general performance, product reliability virus and malware detection and removal.
The survey that evaluated among others company viability, future production roadmap, vendor channel strategy, production reach and technical support in establishing the most responsive vendor to corporate comes even as security analysts warn that cyber criminals have extended their targets to smartphones and tablets, stressing the need to ensure internet security.
Just this week, a number of companies have come under attack only to remain in silence in a report that saw major multinationals named such as beverage giant Coca cola, British BG Group PLc, Luxembourg based steel maker ArcelorMittal and Chesapeake energy Corp.
The other companies surveyed by Info-Tech research included: Sophos, ESET, Mc Affee, Symantec, Total Defence, Panda, TrendMicro, checkpoint and Microsoft.