Press Release

Channel Partners Vote Kaspersky Lab to Prestigious 2011 CRN Annual Report Card for Unprecedented Fourth Consecutive Year

Solution Providers Recognize Kaspersky Lab for Excellence in Network Security Software and Best Partnership in Client Security Software

Woburn MA, August 22, 2011 – Kaspersky Lab – a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions –announced Everything Channel’s CRN has named the company an award winner in the prestigious 2011 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC). The CRN Annual Report Card serves as a definitive benchmark of relationships between vendors and channel partners, and maintains the industry standard for measuring excellence within the channel community. Kaspersky Lab was named the “Best Partnership in Client Security Software”, and, after a first time entry, won the Network Security Software category.

The Everything Channel ARC research team surveyed more than 3600 solution providers across 21 categories to evaluate the satisfaction they have with vendors' products, support and channel programs. Winners are then selected to the Annual Report Card and presented with awards at the annual XChange Americas Conference. To view a slideshow of all the organizations named to the 2011 ARC visit
www.crn.com.

A leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, Kaspersky Lab protects businesses of all sizes from malware and cybercrime.  Kaspersky Lab technology provides protection across all endpoints in the organization, including PC’s, smartphones, tablets, servers, and network gateways. In addition, Kaspersky Lab’s Partner Program offers the value-added channel a variety of services that are focused on creating maximum profitability and excellent support for every business partner. Kaspersky Lab has been named a winner in a Client Security Software sub-category for the past 3 years and took top honors in the Network Security Software category for the first time

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Nancy Reynolds

Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales, Americas

“Kaspersky Lab has been extremely dedicated to refining and perfecting our partner program based on the feedback of our channel partners and this award tells us that we’re heading in the right direction. This recognition not only validates our hard work, but drives us to keep delivering the very best experience to our partners and customers. We believe that true partnership creates success for all, and while the business of our partners continues to prosper, the results speak for themselves."

Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director
Everything Channel

"When it comes to the strength of relationships, quality of products and return on partner programs, solution providers want to hear from their fellow VARs about the IT vendors that consistently exceed expectations. The Annual Report Card gives solution providers the opportunity to share feedback and recognize the vendors who truly demonstrate channel excellence. We congratulate Kaspersky Lab for being recognized as the best of the best."

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 computer defense for more than 300 million systems around the globe, including home and mobile users, small and medium sized businesses and large enterprises. Kaspersky technology is also incorporated inside the products and services of nearly 100 of industry leading IT, networking, communications and applications solution vendors.

For further information about the company, please visit http://www.kaspersky.com/. Friend us on Facebook and follow @Kaspersky on Twitter.

For the latest in-depth information on security threat issues and trends, please visit http://www.securelist.com/. Follow @Securelist on Twitter.

Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.

About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to www.ubm.com

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Press/Analyst Contact:
Greg Sabey

Kaspersky Lab Americas

P: + 1.781.503.2654
E: greg.sabey@kaspersky.com