Eugene Kaspersky Named 2012 Influencer of the Year
Channel Influencers Awards recognize Eugene’s Leadership and Impact on the
MA – January 23, 2013
leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, today
announced that Eugene Kaspersky was named Channelnomics 2012
Influencer of the Year.
Eugene was given this honor for his visionary thinking and IT security expertise,
which not only enabled his company, Kaspersky Lab, to provide additional value
to its partner base, but also helped shape the technology industry and the IT
channel at large.
Channelnomics Channel Influencers Awards recognized the contributions and
impact of both vendor and solution provider executives and leaders who guide
channel decisions and play a role in reseller buying habits. Winners were
selected from hundreds of highly detailed and passionate nominations in 12
categories submitted by Channelnomics readership beginning in November and
voted on by a blue ribbon panel of objective evaluators. Channelnomics’
editorial team served as the final arbiter.
the technology industry have had the kind of year Eugene
had in 2012 and that was reflected in the volume of thoughtful nominations and
judges’ comments he attracted for this award,” said Chris Gonsalves, editor of
Channelnomics who oversaw the Channel Influencers Awards program. “He’s a
respected technologist, a thought leader, a firebrand, and more importantly a
channel advocate who has led the charge at Kaspersky Labs to bring reseller
partners to unprecedented levels of success. Our Influencer of the Year Award
speaks to the impact and connection leaders like Mr. Kaspersky make with peers,
partners and competitors alike.”
Eugene Kaspersky: Influencer, Visionary, Security Thought Leader According
to Channelnomics, Eugene has been a “formidable force” within the IT and channel
community. Guiding and influencing Kaspersky Lab’s business strategies, he’s
helped to significantly grow its partner community.
accomplishments of Eugene Kaspersky and his eponymous company cited by
renowned team of security analysts on the Global Research & Analysis Team who
were at the forefront of identifying and corralling state-sponsored cyber
malware such as Flame, Duqu and Stuxnet.
sales organization that is 100-percent channel-driven, which boasts some of the
industry’s best reseller features, including unprecedented levels of deal
control and support, as well as some of the channel’s highest combined rewards
and best margin protection.
Kaspersky’s personal commitment to keep the channel top of mind and his
continual goal of better understanding partners’ challenges.
company’s consistently innovative security software protecting customers.
*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection
Platforms, Peter Firstbrook, John Girard, Neil MacDonald, January 2, 2013
About Channelnomics Channelnomics, a division of The 2112 Strategy
Group LLC, is devoted to advancing the analysis, debate and conversation of
business models, technology practices and partner relationships in the global
IT reseller channel.
About Kaspersky Lab
Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection
solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security
solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has
remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security
solutions for consumers, SMBs and Enterprises. The company currently operates
in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection
for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue
by Vendor, 2010. The rating was published in the IDC report Worldwide IT
Security Products 2011-2015 Forecast and 2010 Vendor Shares – December 2011.
The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint
security solutions in 2010.
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