Press Release

Kaspersky Lab Named a "Leader" in Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Woburn, MA – January 25, 2012 Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces that it has officially been named a "Leader" in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.*

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is based on complex analysis of endpoint protection platforms of a wide range of IT security vendors. It is the most influential benchmark for companies seeking to evaluate vendors and products in the IT security industry, and plays a very important role in purchase decisions of enterprises on a global scale. This Magic Quadrant is based on criteria in two categories: completeness of vision and ability to execute. Completeness of vision reflects the vendor's standing on innovation, and whether the vendor drives or follows the endpoint protection market. Ability to execute summarizes factors such as the vendor's financial viability, market responsiveness, product development, sales channels and customer base in the endpoint protection segment.

Among the strongest advantages of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 are rapid and comprehensive malware detection complemented by reducing the potential attack surface, as well as the product’s manageability, advanced HIPS features, and broad endpoint platform support. Kaspersky Lab offers a product range that meets all the main information security requirements that businesses and large state organizations must adhere to. Kaspersky Lab’s corporate client base exceeds 200,000 companies across the globe, ranging from small and medium-sized businesses, to large government and commercial organizations, such as Generali and BASF.

*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Peter Firstbrook, Neil MacDonald, John Girard, January 16, 2012.

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Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO

Kaspersky Lab 

“I can’t underestimate the importance of Gartner’s analysis. Being among the “Leaders” in the Magic Quadrant is very important for us. I believe it will help us in expanding of our corporate clients’ base and further improving the company’s market positions. I want to stress that the work behind becoming a Leader was truly a team effort. The Kaspersky Lab team has been working hard on our latest corporate product – Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8. And we are happy that we achieved the results that were estimated by Gartner.”

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.

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