Press Release

Kaspersky Lab’s CEO Eugene Kaspersky Named a 2012 Top Innovator, Top Channel Executive by CRN

Woburn, MA – November 26, 2012Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of security and threat management solutions, announced today that Eugene Kaspersky, CEO, was named one of CRN’s Top 100 Executives in the IT Channel for 2012. This annual list salutes the most influential and innovative channel executives in North America. Mr. Kaspersky was also featured in CRN’s Top 25 Innovators group which highlights top executives that are bringing new and game-changing technologies to the market.    

Winners were chosen based on nominations from solution providers and ranked executives based on channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, along with business and sales impact. Among the criteria were channel sales volume, channel investment and resources, channel advocacy and visibility, and performance in UBM Channel research projects (including the Annual Report Card and Channel Champions). A panel of UBM Channel editors made the final selections.

Kaspersky Lab’s Unique Channel Program
This award adds to the growing list of Kaspersky Lab’s channel accolades, coming on the heels of CRN’s Annual Report Card in which Kaspersky Lab swept the Client Security Software category by winning the product innovation, support and partnership subcategories. In July, the company announced a new deal registration program offering Kaspersky Lab resellers additional rewards and greater profitability.

What differentiates Kaspersky Lab’s Partner Program from the competition? 

  • Unprecedented deal control that essentially eliminates partner-to-partner deal conflict in competitive bidding scenarios
  • The best value partner stack; the highest combined rewards and the best margin protection
  • Redefining “100% Channel” with investments, programs and people to grow partners’ sales
  • Best-in-class support, with a dedicated partner hotline
  • Award-winning technology within a single architecture—built from the ground up

“Highly successful and trusted business partnerships go hand-in-hand with the culture that Eugene Kaspersky has created and continues to foster at Kaspersky Lab,” said Christopher Doggett, Vice President of Channel Sales, Kaspersky Lab. “Eugene’s leadership, vision, and unparalleled passion for continuing to deliver innovative and cutting edge technology is what has earned Kaspersky Lab the reputation as being one of the best technology providers in the world. Our channel partners have discovered that this unique combination results in a partnership that sets a new bar in value and reliability.”

“We’re recognizing this year’s Top 100 Executives for their commitment to the channel,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director for UBM Channel. “For 2012, our goal was to once again shine a spotlight on the most influential executives in the industry today. But we also wanted to pay homage to the channel advocates, sales and services leaders, innovators and disrupters. We salute all these leaders for their devotion to the technology channel and their willingness to adopt new strategies and policies in order to drive greater sales for partners, while positioning their own company for future growth.”

Expanded coverage of the 2012 Top 100 Executives will be featured in the November issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.crn.com.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky 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.

*The 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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Contact Information
Nicole Lawler

Kaspersky Lab
781-503-5232
nicole.lawler@kaspersky.com