Press Release

Kaspersky Lab Crowned 2012 CRN Channel Champion

Honored as the Top Vendor in the Network Security Software Category

Woburn, MA – March 12, 2012Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, today announces that it was named a 2012 Channel Champion by CRN in the Network Security Software Category. The awards ceremony took place last week during the XChange Solution Provider conference in Los Angeles.

CRN’s annual Channel Champion awards are based on the results of a series of surveys conducted with top solution providers. The CRN Channel Champions survey is the largest and broadest-based technology integrator market study in the industry, measuring the overall perceptions of vendor products and services by IT Solution Providers. Awards are presented to vendors based on the perception of their Channel partners in the areas of technological satisfaction, support satisfaction and financial benefits. The end result is a list of the most partner-friendly vendors in the channel, serving as a valuable resource for technology integrators when evaluating vendors and their programs.

“To receive a Channel Champion award is a very honorable distinction,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Executive Editor at CRN.  “What makes this award so special is that fact that vendor winners are voted on by solution providers based on their dedication to supporting and maintaining a strong channel program.  This award is a direct result of their ability to develop and grow solid, mutually beneficial relationships with partners. We congratulate these leading technology vendors on this recognition.”

“Receiving this honor is a true testament to our unwavering commitment to the channel, to the overall value we provide to our partners’ business, and to the excellence of our products and technologies,” said Nancy Reynolds, SVP, Corporate Sales, North America. “We are really proud of being a CRN Channel Champ, and we will continue to do our best in 2012 and look for new ways to improve and earn our partners’ support.”

A sample list of Channel Champions award winners and related study will be published in the April 23, 2012 issue of CRN magazine and online at www.crn.com.

Kaspersky Lab: A Winning Channel Partner

This recognition comes on the heels of other exciting company news and momentum. In early February, Kaspersky Lab announced its latest security solution—Kaspersky Security for Virtualization—to ensure businesses will “Be Ready for What’s Next.” As a testament to the company’s continued growth in the B2B security segment, Kaspersky Lab was named a "Leader" in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms for the first time backed by the launch of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 in Q4 2011. 

Recent channel accolades have included Executive recognition by CRN's 2012 Channel Chiefs and 2011's Top 100 Executives in the Channel, as well as stellar partner program recognition from the 2011 CRN ARC Awards.

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 400 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/.

For the latest in-depth information on security threat issues and trends, please visit http://www.securelist.com/. Follow @Securelist on Twitter.  For the most up-to-date world security news, visit http://www.threatpost.com/.

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Contact Information

Nicole Lawler

Kaspersky Lab

781-503-5232

nicole.lawler@kaspersky.com

Scott Regan                                                                                      

UBM Channel                                

508-416-1186                                        

Scott.Regan@ubm.com