Press Release

Kaspersky Lab Named Second Year in a Row as "Client Security Software Company of The Year" by Everything Channel

Woburn, MA - August 20, 2009 - Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that protect against all forms of malicious software, today announced that it is the Overall Winner of the Client Security Software category recognized in the 2009 Annual Report Card (ARC) from Everything Channel.  For 24 years, the ARC Awards have recognized outstanding partner programs.

In its second year of participating in the ARC survey, Kaspersky Lab has once again been named a winner of this prestigious award.  In order to receive this recognition, channel members are polled to determine which vendors are deserving of this coveted prize.  Kaspersky Lab was selected as the number one company in the Partnership category through its unwavering commitment to the channel.  This commitment includes Kaspersky Lab's 100% commitment to never taking a deal direct, its highly collaborative sales and marketing approach, and its continual improvements to its Green Team Partner Program. 

The Kaspersky Lab Green Team Partner Program is architected with significant benefits and support to help assist and differentiate Kaspersky value-added partners and maximize their profitability in selling Kaspersky's products.  The foundation of the program speaks to the Company's 100 percent commitment to the channel.  The Kaspersky Lab Green Team Partner Program offers exceptional profitability and provides partners with the tools and programs necessary to help close deals.  Throughout everything it does with its channel, Kaspersky Lab remains:

  • 100% channel-focused,
  • 100% channel-driven, and
  • 100% channel-invested.

 

Quotes:

Ron Dupler, President & CEO

GreenPages Technology Solutions

"A hearty congratulations to Kaspersky Lab for being named as the Client Security Software Company of the Year in Everything Channel's Annual Report Card for the second year in a row!  Kaspersky's dedication to its partners and value it brings to the channel, both from a technology perspective and a partnership perspective is unquestionable and I am happy to applaud Kaspersky on this honor."

 

Robert C. DeMarzo, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director

Everything Channel

"For years, we've asked Solution Providers to rate vendors to determine their level of commitment to the partner community. Being named an Annual Report Card Company of the Year is one of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry.  We congratulate Kaspersky Lab on being named to this year's list."

 

Steve Orenberg, President

Kaspersky Lab Americas
"Kaspersky Lab's commitment to our partners has never wavered.  Partners are key to our success and we do everything we can to support our channel, by providing tools, incentives and world-class technology.  We are deeply appreciative of the prestigious recognition as the Client Security Software Company of the Year as part of Everything Channel's Annual Report Card.  We sincerely thank our partners for your continued confidence in Kaspersky Lab and our technology."

 

The ARC awards were held at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, August 19 during the XChange ‘09 conference at the Gaylord National Hotel in Washington, DC.  Winners in 18 major product categories were selected by Everything Channel's editorial team, based on the survey results of more than 5,000 systems integrators, IT consulting organizations, value-added resellers (VARs), solution providers and software developers. 

 

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 defense at work, at home and on the road for home and mobile users, small and medium sized businesses and large enterprises, protecting more than 250 million systems around the globe.  Kaspersky technology is also incorporated inside the products and services of approximately 100 of the industry's 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.viruslist.com/. For the most up-to-date world security news, visit http://www.threatpost.com/.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel is the one-stop shop for accessing, enabling, managing and accelerating technology sales.  From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database.  Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.  

About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists - with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

Contacts

Maureen Park                                                Katie Boucher                     

Everything Channel                                         Kaspersky Lab Americas               

(516) 562-5942                                                781-503-2622

mpark@everythingchannel.com                        katherine.boucher@kaspersky.com