Press Release

Kaspersky Lab North America Recognized as 2014 Channel Champion by CRN

Woburn, MA – March 5, 2014 Kaspersky Lab North America announced today that it has been named one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Champions, sweeping the full Network Security Software category. For nearly 25 years, CRN’s annual Channel Champions awards rank vendors across the areas of technical satisfaction, support satisfaction and financial benefits, based on the results of a series of surveys conducted with top solution providers. The winners were honored during a special awards ceremony at the XChange Solution Provider conference in Los Angeles on March 4, 2014.

Kaspersky Lab continues to build the most effective partner community in the industry and attracts top-tier resellers. Commitment to a 100 percent channel model and the understanding that one size does not fit all, Kaspersky Lab’s mission is to provide partners with the customized support, tools and resources they need to be successful and increase their bottom line.

The CRN Channel Champions survey is the largest and broadest-based technology integrator market study in the industry, measuring IT solution providers’ overall perceptions of vendor products and services across 31 technology categories. In addition to defining which vendors are leading the way in partner satisfaction, the scores – including year-to-year comparisons – also provide a snapshot of the competitive dynamics in each category.

Quotes
Chris Doggett, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales
Kaspersky Lab North America
“Kaspersky Lab’s recognition as a CRN Channel Champ, and taking home the full sweep in the Network Security Software category, is a true testament to our commitment to listening to and delivering on what our partners need. With our technical innovation, unparalleled sales opportunities and premium support offerings, we’re always looking for new ways to enable partners to succeed and we take our efforts to the next level to ensure that we meet their needs. Our award-winning technology and top tier partner program delivers value that partners won’t find elsewhere.”

Robert Faletra, CEO
The Channel Company
“For more than 30 years, CRN has been an advocate for the IT channel community, producing invaluable content and resources to help solution providers and vendors navigate the IT channel market effectively. CRN’s Channel Champions project serves as an industry benchmark, highlighting the vendors that understand and best meet the needs of today’s solution providers, despite a changing and dynamic IT landscape. This list defines the 'best of the best' among the vendor community today, and we congratulate the winners on this well-deserved honor.”

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 16-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.

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* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2012. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2013–2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares (IDC #242618, August 2013). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2012.