WOBURN, MA - November 5, 2007 - Kaspersky Lab, a leading provider of Internet threat management solutions that protect against viruses, spyware, hackers and spam, today announced it was named Tech Data Corporation's (NASDAQ: TECD) "Fast Start Business Partner" award winner for 2007 at the recent annual Tech Data Business Partner Summit.
The award comes in the inaugural year of a key distribution agreement between Kaspersky Lab and Tech Data. Launched in late 2006, Kaspersky quickly established a focused channel strategy to provide Tech Data resellers with access to the company's premium protection solutions and margin-rich sales opportunities. Throughout the year, Kaspersky also successfully engaged a wide array of resellers through Tech Data, enabling Kaspersky to grow its business and build share in the highly competitive security software market.
"We identified Tech Data as a key partner in our business-to-business sales model, and the combined success of our first year together showcases we made the right choice," said Steve Orenberg, president, Kaspersky Lab, Inc. "The Fast Start Business Partner award highlights our understanding of the unique needs of the value-added reseller channel, and we look forward to continually making a positive impact on the thousands of Tech Data reseller customers."
Kaspersky's resellers have discovered distinct competitive advantages and a clear path for growth within their network security practices. Kaspersky's partnership model is built on a three-part foundation: unparalleled network security solutions; a comprehensive, award-winning partner program comprised of sales, marketing, technology and operational program offerings; and an operating strategy that guarantees an ease of doing business not readily found in the market today.
"Business Partner Award recipients value strong channel partnerships and the contribution Tech Data and our IT resellers' customers make to their continued success," said Tech Data President, The Americas, Ken Lamneck. "They consistently collaborate with Tech Data to implement new, exciting marketing initiatives and ensure that resellers have access to the support and resources they need to grow their businesses. The business partners we recognize enable Tech Data to make a difference for our customers every day."
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab delivers the world's most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and the industry's fastest outbreak response time for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry's leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.
About Tech Data
Founded in 1974, Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) is a leading distributor of IT products, with more than 90,000 customers in over 100 countries. The company's business model enables technology solution providers, manufacturers and publishers to cost-effectively sell to and support end users ranging from small-to- midsize businesses (SMB) to large enterprises. Ranked 109 the on the FORTUNE 500®, Tech Data generated $21.4 billion in net sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2007. For more information, visit www.techdata.com