Press Release

Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky Named a 2013 Top Channel Executive, Top Innovator by CRN

Woburn, MA – October 28, 2013 Kaspersky Lab today announced that Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, was named one of CRN’s Top 100 Executives for 2013. This annual list salutes the most influential, innovative, and game-changing channel executives in North America. Eugene 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. 

This recognition comes on the heels of the recent ARC Award wins, in which Kaspersky Lab earned the highest honors for Client Security Software and Network Security Software, winning both categories and sweeping all three subcategories of product innovation, support and partnership. These accolades reinforce Kaspersky Lab’s culture of successful and trusted business partnerships and dedication to providing truly innovative products that was created and continues to be fostered by Eugene.

Kaspersky Lab North America continues to create the most effective partner community in the industry and attracts top-tier resellers. Thanks to a number of Partner Program enhancements, including new incentives and lead generation programs in early 2013 and the continuation of a truly partner-centric 100 percent channel model, the company reports:

  • Partner recruitment is up over 300 percent year-over-year
  • Deal registration volume is up 20 percent year-over-year

The Top 100 Executives list is based on ongoing feedback throughout the year from solution providers, with rankings based on channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, along with business and sales impact. Final selections were made by a panel of CRN editors. Among the criteria considered were channel sales volume, channel investment and resources, channel advocacy and visibility, and performance in The Channel Company research projects, including the Annual Report Card and Channel Champions.

Quotes:
Chris Doggett, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales
Kaspersky Lab, North America
“Under Eugene’s leadership and vision, Kaspersky Lab continues to deliver innovative technologies combined with cutting edge security research, making Kaspersky Lab one of the industry's thought leaders and one of the world's top security software providers. Couple that with our 100% commitment to partnership with leading solution providers, and you have the standard for value and reliable protection —all thanks to the culture created with Eugene’s passion.”

Robert Faletra, CEO
The Channel Company
“Each individual featured on CRN’s Top 100 Executives list has shown an unwavering commitment to the IT channel and serves as an example to the industry at large of how to be a successful leader, innovator and influencer.”

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 more than 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, 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, 2011. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares (IDC #235930, July 2012). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2011.

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