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AV-TEST study confirms Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud prevents accidental leakage of 100% of sensitive data

According to a recent assessment by AV-TEST, Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud shows 100% efficiency in detecting files floating in Microsoft 365 applications that contain German Personal Identifiable Information (PII) or bank card details. This information allows security managers to see who has access to PII and ensures that customer data isn't at risk of being exposed. The test's positive results scored higher than the in-built security solution in Microsoft 365 E5.

Companies of all sizes need to be compliant with data regulation laws to protect sensitive customer information such as passport or driving license numbers. Failure to comply with such laws results in costly fines for businesses, which can break bottom lines for smaller ones. While larger enterprises can employ all-encompassing best practices to ensure sensitive data discovery and protection and avoid the impact of fines, smaller companies need quick assistance and easy-to-implement solutions instead. Therefore, the performance of these solutions is critical.

In its study, AV-TEST carried out a Sensitive Data Discovery test with Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud and Microsoft Office 365 E5. The aim was to see which of the two would independently detect German PII and bank card numbers in documents uploaded to an Office 365 account and if they would flag these potential security issues to the system admin. The set of cases created in the test lab included six different types of German PII numbers: identity card, passport, social insurance, tax identification, residence permit, driving license, and three different types of banking cards.

Kaspersky's solution performed perfectly during the test, with a 100% detection rate for all seven PII types and didn't flag any false positives. Part of the testing also included making appropriate changes to the PII delimiters and customizing file extensions to ensure the solutions covered all possible real-world scenarios. The solution proved to be agnostic to any alterations and managed to detect all the files.

"The test found Kaspersky to be the comprehensive and protective solution to protect a company's personal and sensitive data," said David Walkiewicz, Director Test Research, AV-TEST.

"The built-in ease of a solution can often seem like a convenient option, however the performance of a product specifically designed for the purpose often achieves better results, as has been proven by this AV-TEST study," comments Andrey Dankevich, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Kaspersky.

"Kaspersky's solution performed well when detecting PIIs in structured and unstructured data formats. It allows IT security admins to ensure that sensitive data is stored securely or take necessary measures if there is a risk of leakage."

The full report, "Personal Identifiable Information Protection: Sensitive Data Discovery test," commissioned by Kaspersky and performed by AV-TEST GmbH can be found here.

For more information about Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud, please visit its product page here.

Published Friday, August 27, 2021 8:19 AM by David Marshall
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