AV-Test, which is an independent software assessor, has just awarded Kaspersky Safe Kids with three ‘APPROVED’ certificates.
In recognition of its performance as one of the best child protection solutions on the market, Kaspersky Safe Kids achieved these certificates for its use on three of the major desktop and mobile operating systems: Windows, iOS, and Android. This endorsement comes after AV-TEST evaluated 11 parental control tools for desktops running on Windows 10 and MacOS, as well as 11 parent control apps for Android, iOS, and Fire OS.
The test assessed how third-party child safety apps and internal operating system security tools performed in offering filters and settings to keep young people protected online. These were: protection against cyber-bullying, access control to adult content, control of private data transfer, controlling time spent on digital devices, protection from online money traps, protection against online grooming and protection of privacy.
Kaspersky Safe Kids desktop version was found to be more effective at protecting children from accessing harmful websites, with a superior filter that blocks adult material in seven out of 10 content categories, when compared to competitors and internal operating system tools. Kaspersky Safe Kids can also block content which is often overlooked. This includes content around the illegal exchange of data and file sharing, and sites which contain weapons, ammunition and violent content.
The test also discovered that the Kaspersky Safe Kids app, along with the desktop version, does not only block more prohibited content links, but also protects children from more security threats than internal operating system tools. These include the control of private data transfer and protection from online money traps. The test also found that the Kaspersky Safe Kids desktop version was the only tested and certified solution that protects children from online grooming.
“We are delighted to receive AV-TEST endorsement for our Kaspersky Safe Kids app as it reinforces our commitment to keeping children protected from many of the harmful threats and situations they may face when they are online. These types of independent assessment are very important in demonstrating which security industry products consumers can rely on,” said Timur Biyachuev, VP for Threat Research at Kaspersky Lab.