WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2009) - Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that protect against all forms of malicious software, today announced that Tamela Gates May, Senior Director of National Resellers, has been recognized by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine as one of the Top 100 Women in the Channel. Chosen by the editors of CRN magazine, The Top 100 Women in the Channel ranking is based on the women's achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel. The Top 100 Women in the Channel represent a changing trend in a traditionally all male industry.
A channel veteran with 18-years of experience under her belt, Tamela joined Kaspersky Lab Americas two years ago to focus on developing the large-account-reseller (LAR) channel and has since turned it into a powerhouse. Under Tamela's watchful eye, Kaspersky Lab's LAR channel has become a beachhead in the U.S. Tamela takes a no-nonsense approach to her work and leads her team to do the same. She has established strong relationships with Kaspersky's LARs and through her work Kaspersky has been rewarded recognition at each of the LARs, including being named to CDW's Innovative Sapphire Partner Program, which underscores CDW's commitment to work with market players that are shaping the technology landscape.
In everything she does, Tamela is passionate about promoting Kaspersky Lab and the Kaspersky Lab Green Team Partner Program to the channel community. The Kaspersky Lab Green Team is architected with meaningful benefits and support to help differentiate Kaspersky value-added partners and maximize their profitability in selling Kaspersky's products. The foundation of the program speaks to the Company's 100 percent commitment to the channel. With this commitment, Kaspersky remains:
-- 100% channel-focused,
-- 100% channel-driven, and
-- 100% channel-invested.
Steve Orenberg, President
Kaspersky Lab Americas
"Tamela is a true channel champion for Kaspersky Lab in every sense of the word. Her guidance and expertise have helped Kaspersky Lab immensely in becoming a recognized player in the U.S. channel. We couldn't be more proud to congratulate Tamela on this very well-deserved recognition!"
Robert C. DeMarzo, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director
"We are very pleased to see women executives reaching the highest levels in a wide range of dynamic companies. It is with great pleasure that we honor the women that have made a profound impact in the technology marketplace. We offer our congratulations to Tamela Gates May and Kaspersky Lab for her significant contributions to our industry."
Tamela Gates May, Senior Director of National Resellers
Kaspersky Lab Americas
"I am humbled to receive this award and to be recognized in the company of such honorable, well-respected women. I am passionate about spreading the Kaspersky Lab message throughout the channel and know the benefits that Kaspersky brings to the table for our partners including unique marketing opportunities and world-class technology. Thank to you Kaspersky Lab for giving me such a wonderful opportunity to work with the channel and to CRN Magazine and Everything Channel for selecting me as one of the Top 100 Women in the Channel."
A special feature of the Top 100 Women of the Channel is in the August issue of CRN Magazine and expanded coverage will be featured online at www.channelweb.com.
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world's largest privately-held Internet Security company, providing comprehensive protection against all forms of IT threats such as viruses, spyware, hackers and spam. The company's products provide in-depth defense at work, at home and on the road for home and mobile users, small and medium sized businesses and large enterprises, protecting more than 250 million systems around the globe. Kaspersky technology is also incorporated inside the products and services of approximately 100 of the industry's leading IT, networking, communications and applications solution vendors. For further information about the company, please visit http://www.kaspersky.com/. For the latest in-depth information on security threat issues and trends, please visit http://www.viruslist.com/. For the most up-to-date world security news, visit http://www.threatpost.com/.
Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)
Everything Channel is the one-stop shop for accessing, enabling, managing and accelerating technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.
About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.