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Kaspersky to bring small-office product to North America

ChannelBuzz.ca, By Robert Dutt

At last year’s Kaspersky Lab Americas Partner Conference, the focus was on the enterprise. But at this year’s event, it was the very small end of the business world that got the spotlight, as the company announced it would soon bring its Kaspersky Small Office Security (KSOS) to market in North America.

Introducing the product to 200-plus North American partners, Kaspersky North America CMO Randy Drawas said there’s a “mismatch” for the smallest of businesses, which number in the millions throughout the Americas, and are particularly prevalent in Canada and Latin America.

Traditionally, Drawas said those businesses have either bought a consumer-grade product at retail, or gone for a business-grade product that’s significantly more than they need at a significantly higher price tag. But with KSOS, he said that Kaspersky’s partners would have a tool for clients in the sub-10 PC space.

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