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Kaspersky Internet Security stood up to an independent 6 month test and took 1st place

Kaspersky Internet Security was rated as the best protection solution following an endurance test carried out from September 2013 to February 2014 by the experts of the independent laboratory AV-Test. Kaspersky Lab’s product achieved top scores for malware detection while maintaining a lower system load than any other tested product.

AV-TEST’s endurance test is an extended study in which different internet security suites are tested over three two-month periods on three different operating systems — Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. This testing method helps to find the best solution by analyzing its effectiveness on a long-term basis, unlike traditional tests that can only demonstrate the capabilities of the protection at a given moment in time.

The experts evaluated 24 security suites from different vendors in three categories. The first category, Protection, tested the combined ability to detect a reference set of malware and to identify security suite on system performance and measures delays in the installation or execution of programs, website responses and data downloads. The last category, Usability, assesses the correct identification of legitimate programs and websites.

Kaspersky Internet Security suite boasted the best results over the six months of testing and was able to score 17.8 of a maximum possible total of 18 points. It got 6.0 out of 6.0 points in Usability and Protection categories, detecting 100 % of 60,000 known pieces of malware and identifying all of about 400 samples of zero-day malware in a real-world test conducted by visiting recently infected websites and opening suspicious e-mail attachments. Furthermore, Kaspersky Internet Security also got 5.8 out of new pieces of previously unknown malware. The second one, System Load, demonstrates impact of the 6 in System Load, beating its nearest rival by 0.3 points.

“Users of modern security suites don’t want to be disturbed either by viruses or by antiviruses. The solution’s ability to avoid excessive drain on system resources and avoid false positives is just as important as its primary function of detecting and neutralizing malware. Kaspersky Internet Security’s impressive results in this test reflect the optimal comfort level our customers enjoy in addition to unquestionable security for their systems,” commented Oleg Ishanov, Director Anti-Malware Research, Kaspersky Lab.

Kaspersky lab’s products constantly show high results in AV-TEST’s endurance tests. In their previous similar long-term research that was carried from January to June 2013 Kaspersky Internet Security achieved a creditable second place. Kaspersky Lab’s R&D experts constantly work on improving product’s usability and optimizing the use of system resources, helping Kaspersky Internet Security to go one better this year.

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Best Practices Award goes to...

Alcatel-Lucent for Customer Value Leadership , Visual Collaboration Award presented by Frost & Sullivan (Europe) Alcatel-Lucent has been selected for the Frost & Sullivan 2013 European Customer Value Leadership award for Visual Collaboration. The award recognizes leadership in extending visual collaboration to the SMB market and equipping large enterprises with more affordable solutions designed to maximize the value added to the customer. The Customer Value Leadership Award distinguishes a vendor in a fiercely competitive space. Frost & Sullivan studied Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s complete Visual Communications portfolio and identified the following key success factors:
  • Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch provides flexibility at an affordable cost: The software-based multi-device, multimedia, multiparty OpenTouch enables simple and affordable productivity via video communications that is as easy as a phone call. This is critical for in-office and remote workers where mobility ranks among the most important features.
  • Best-of-breed endpoints: Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch allows for a seamless transition from phone or instant messaging conversations to a full video conference, avoiding any interruptions. OpenTouch delivers video at the desktop through software clients on PC, video enabled desktop smartphones (OmniTouch 8082 My IC Phone) and interoperability with the LifeSize portfolio. What’s more, the visual conversation is available “live” on any device but can also be replayed and displayed on digital signage equipment for further collaboration.
  • OpenTouch Video Store: OpenTouch Video Store allows customers to drive business and productivity for their company through the securing and sharing of multimedia content.
  • Extends productivity gains through partnerships: Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has built strategic partnerships to enrich their cost-effective and innovative visual collaboration solutions with an extended ecosystem offering solutions such as interactive white boards and digital signage.
  • Frost & Sullivan will recognize companies, strategies, processes, and executives that have achieved world-class performance within their industries at the Excellence in Best Practices Awards.

    “Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s Visual Collaboration Suite has been developed with the central objective of maximizing customer value. It lowers the barriers of adoption for customers that have previously found the cost of systems prohibitively expensive, and provides practical solutions to overcome some of the most important challenges in the visual collaboration market.” – Frost & Sullivan, 2013 -

    See more here.

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    Kaspersky Internet Security on top in ‘Real-World’ Protection test

    Kaspersky Lab’s flagship security solution for home users, Kaspersky Internet Security 2014, was recognized as the best of the products compared in the Whole Product Dynamic “Real-World” Protection Test conducted by AV-Comparatives, an independent research lab, from August to November 2013. The lab’s experts analyzed how effectively popular security products protect against real-world threats faced by home users.

    The testing procedure allowed security solutions to use any techniques to prevent the test computer’s infection with malware – from blocking malicious links clicked by the user to detecting and removing malware already present on the device. However, security solutions had to operate with minimal input from PC users. This is because users are sometimes not sure what to do with suspicious programs detected by security solutions and might make poor decisions.

    AV-Comparatives experts tested a total of 22 security solutions from different vendors. Each product was subjected to 1,821 test cases. Kaspersky Internet Security successfully blocked 1,820 threats, demonstrating 99.9% effectiveness over the four-month testing series – the best result among all products tested. The Kaspersky Lab product prevented the systems from being infected in all cases, only prompting the user to make a decision in one instance.

    Several hundred legitimate sites and apps were also used during testing to check whether the products generated false positives. If the security solutions blocked one of these sites or files from opening, they received a penalty. Kaspersky Internet Security was one of just five products that did not generate a single false positive.

    The outstanding results produced by Kaspersky Internet Security earned the product an Advanced+ rating from AV-Comparatives.

    “For ordinary users it’s not that important at exactly which stage a security solution manages to block malware – the main thing is that it prevents their computers from being infected. Because the testing by AV-Comparatives assesses a product’s combined capabilities, the results present home users with a much more practical evaluation than other tests that only assess individual security components,” commented Oleg Ishanov, Director Anti-Malware Research, Kaspersky Lab.

    Testing was carried out on a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 with all the updates that were available as of August 2013. The latest versions of popular applications such as Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple QuickTime, Mozilla Firefox, and Oracle Java were also installed on the test computers.

    Testing was conducted by AV-Comparatives in conjunction with specialists from the University of Innsbruck. More information about the Whole Product Dynamic “Real-World” Protection Test is available on the test lab’s site.

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    Micros selected as the most complete hotel software

    Market Research - AHGZ has singled out the nine best hospitality industry suppliers for 2013. For the first time, there are certificates for the winners in the individual categories.

    The best hospitality industry suppliers for 2013 were selected by the hospitality industry customers and also AHGZ readers. “Allgemeine Hotel und Gastronomie Zeitung” (the newspaper General Hotel and Gastronomy) awarded its best brand certificates for the third time. In 2013, the focus was on: Bread and bakery items, convenience, ice cream, hotel bath/WC, hotel software, coffee, coffee machines, dish washing equipment and tea.

    The market research company Business Target Group (BTG), commissioned by AHGZ, surveyed people in the gastronomy and hotel business on the services of the suppliers in these nine industries. Here it was a question of the categories quality, product performance, image and service performance. Winners were selected in the individual categories for the first time.

    Micros is the overall winner for hotel software. The AHGZ study was carried out on a random sample. In the period from May to August 2013, the market researchers of BTG surveyed at least 400 representatives from the gastronomy and/or hotel industries depending on the product group. Computer-supported phone interviews were conducted with the users or people familiar with the respective products and suppliers. They were exclusively owners, managers or head buyers.

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    Product Information at your fingertips

    Nexans launch new product App

    This app lets you find the product information youwant on the move.

    How to find the product you want on your smart phone?

    Browse the catalogue and click through to the product.
    - If you have the barcode, you can scan it with your mobile to bring up the product data instantly.
    - Or use the search engine to search for product name, product reference number or any other text.

    Information at your fingertips

    Click through to information on the product in our range that you are looking for.
    Details available include:

    - product specifications including electrical, dimensional and construction characteristics
    - data sheets which can be downloaded on your smartphone
    - reference number
    - certificates or other additional information (if applicable)
    New products are being added to the App all the time so be sure to check back for updates.

    Download the Nexans smartphone app for free here:

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    Nexans wins "Structured Cabling Vendor Of The Year" for the 2nd year running

    Nexans is pleased to announce that it has won the ‘Structured Cabling Vendor of the Year’ award at the annual Network World Middle East Awards 2014 recently held in Dubai. Nexans was selected for a second year in a row by a panel of judges for its latest innovative LAN cabling solutions and its team’s commitment in providing the highest level expertise, excellence, customer service and support.

    “Nexans invests a lot in R & D to bring the most innovative and intelligent LAN cabling solutions to our customers. We are proud and honoured to receive the ‘Structured Cabling Vendor of the Year’ award from Network World Middle East once again this year, which is also our fourth major award in this region. This award is a recognition of our best-in-class cabling solutions portfolio and our team’s hard work, commitment, and dedication towards our customers in providing the highest level of expertise and strong customer service and support. We would like to thank the judges and the editors of CPI Publishing for this recognition and our customers and partners for their continued support,” says Mr. Tarek Helmy, Regional Director Gulf and Middle East, South & East Africa of Nexans Cabling Solutions.

    Over the last 22 years, the company has developed a complete range of copper and fibre network solutions to meet companies’ network requirements, including innovations such as the GG45 Cat7A system and LANsense – an intelligent infrastructure platform with power management and environmental monitoring tools. These innovations allow companies to invest in a future proof network today and lower IT costs for the next decade.

    Now in its fifth year, the Network World Middle East Awards is an established platform that recognises both users and vendors on innovation and key regional technology implementations. The main criteria for the vendor award categories were on product innovation, quality of services, major customer deployments and commitment to the region.

    Nexans beat off strong competition to win this prestigious award for its solid cabling solutions portfolio, expertise and excellent customer service and support.

    The 2014 Network World ME awards, held at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel, was attended by more than 350 guests, celebrated innovative networking projects and recognized end-users for their contribution to business, and vendors for their product leadership.