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Kaspersky Lab Once Again a “Leader” in Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Woburn, MA - January 10, 2013 -    Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, has been named a "Leader" in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms* for the second year in a row. Kaspersky Lab believes it has cemented its status as a provider of endpoint protection platforms with outstanding results for both the “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute” categories.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is an influential benchmark for companies seeking to evaluate IT security vendors and products due to its complex analysis of a wide range of endpoint protection platforms. Enterprises all over the world pay close attention to its findings when making purchase decisions. 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.

Recognized by industry leaders and analysts, the core advantages of Kaspersky Endpoint Security include its very rapid and accurate malware detection and advanced HIPS features. The product’s manageability – thanks to Kaspersky Security Center’s comprehensive management console – and several well-integrated internally developed features constantly enhance the company’s offering.

Kaspersky Lab provides protection for over 300 million people and about 250,000 companies worldwide, ranging from small and medium-sized businesses, to large commercial and government organizations. The company’s product range meets all the key demands placed on information security systems for businesses and state organizations. For more information about Kaspersky Lab’s ground-breaking corporate IT security solutions, please visit www.kaspersky.com/beready/.

*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Peter Firstbrook, John Girard, Neil MacDonald, January 2, 2013.

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Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO
Kaspersky Lab

“We are happy to be placed among the ‘Leaders’ in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the second year running. It’s very important for us to receive what we believe to be such a positive affirmation from this leading IT market researcher. I consider our position in the Magic Quadrant confirms the high quality of the products and solutions we provide to thousands of corporate clients all over the world. We are constantly improving our solutions for business, trying to achieve even higher scores in malware detection rates, speed and manageability, and taking into consideration rapidly changing corporate environments. Today companies have to identify, secure and manage mobile, virtual and sometimes even personal devices that contain corporate data. And we are here to provide them best of breed solutions to do it as effectively as possible. Building on our success, early next year we are going to launch our updated and improved endpoint console.”

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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 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for consumers, SMBs and Enterprises. The company 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, 2010. The rating was published in the IDC report Worldwide IT Security Products 2011-2015 Forecast and 2010 Vendor Shares – December 2011. The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2010.

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