Press Release

Kaspersky Lab’s Eugene Kaspersky and Nancy Reynolds Both Named One Of 2011’s Top 100 Channel Executives By UBM Channel’s CRN

Woburn, MA – November 29, 2011 Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announced today that Eugene Kaspersky, the Company’s Chairman and CEO, and Nancy Reynolds, Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales, Americas, were both included on the Top 100 Executives in the Channel by CRN.  This annual list salutes channel executives for continuing to change the way the channel does business in order to increase partner sales and ultimately shape their own organization’s future.

Eugene was selected among the Top 10 Innovators while Nancy was ranked among the SMB Superstars. Both were chosen based on their continued success and Kaspersky Lab’s 100-percent commitment to the channel.  Eugene and Nancy have proven that they are constantly striving to provide partners with the tools they need to be successful, including superior protection to ensure Kaspersky Lab’s end-users are kept safe, and the sales and marketing resources to help partners close deals.

 Kaspersky Lab’s partner program is built to drive leads and sales opportunities, provide financing options, and share in-depth training, competitive comparisons, and other resources. The model is created to help partners win deals and provide unmatched post-sale support to the end-user. 

With the recent release of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows and Kaspersky Security Center - the company’s most significant business product announcements in four years - these new offerings allow partners build more revenue streams within their existing customer portfolio.

About the Award

CRN’s 2011 Top 100 Executives list was based on nominations from solution providers who rated channel vendor executives based on influence, effectiveness and viability, as well as business and sales impact.  The CRN Editorial team judged nominees based on sales volume, channel investment and advocacy, and performance in 2011 CRN research projects such as Channel Champs and the Annual Report Card.

“From sales leaders and innovators to mavericks and up-and-comers, it takes different types of executives with different philosophies to drive continued success of the IT Channel,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director for UBM Channel.  “We’re recognizing this year’s Top 100 Executives for their commitment to the channel, as well as their determination to adopt new strategies and policies that drive greater sales for partners, while positioning their own company for future growth. We salute these leaders for their hard work and devotion to the technology channel.”

Expanded coverage of the 2011 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 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.

About UBM Channel

UBM 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, UBM 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. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com.

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 jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized 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

Press/Analyst Contacts:

Kaspersky Lab                

Nicole Lawler                          

781.503.5232           

nicole.lawler@kaspersky.com 

 

UBM Channel                  

Scott Regan                                                                

516 416 1186                                        

Scott.Regan@ubm.com