Press Release

Kaspersky Lab Partners with Vertu

Woburn, MA – November 4, 2013 – Kaspersky Lab today announces its new strategic partnership with Vertu, a luxury mobile phone manufacturer and retailer. With this partnership, all Vertu customers will be offered 12 months of complimentary access to Kaspersky Internet Security for Android, a premium class IT security solution for Android devices.

The latest version of the Kaspersky Lab app provides powerful protection against theft, loss, computer viruses and real-time Internet threats. By partnering with Vertu, Kaspersky Lab will be able to safeguard the smartphones of Vertu customers and the personal data stored on the devices. The technologies Vertu customers will benefit from include:

  • Anti-malware Protection – including Kaspersky Lab’s latest antivirus technologies for Android
  • Web threat Protection – against Internet-based attacks and phishing websites
  • Anti-Theft Protection – with remote access to security features including lock, find and wipe
  • Privacy Protection – to control what others can see or access
  • Call & Text Filter – so users only receive the calls and texts they want to receive

The Kaspersky Lab application and free 12-months license will be available for free download from Vertu’s ‘Recommended apps’ in the ‘Vertu Partners’ section of the website.

Quotes:

Nikolay Grebennikov, Chief Technology Officer
Kaspersky Lab

“Kaspersky Lab is embarking on a new stage of cooperation with mobile phone manufacturers,” said. “Everyone should be able to get the most from their technology – without intrusion or other security worries. At Kaspersky Lab, we work entirely in-house to produce products and solutions of extraordinary quality to fulfill the expectations of even the most demanding customers. Due to our relentless expertise, Kaspersky Lab technologies, developed from scratch within the company and repeatedly endorsed by independent testing, will be able to secure Vertu customers from all types of IT threats.”

Massimiliano Pogliani, Chief Executive Officer
Vertu

“Our customers should be free to use their Vertu without security concerns, hence we required a partner that could provide them with an industry leading solution for protection against all types of attack, including anti-theft and anti-malware.”

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.

About Vertu
Vertu aims to deliver the world’s best luxury mobile phone experience for its customers by combining expert craftsmanship and peerless materials with innovative technology and unique services. Today, Vertu leads the market that it pioneered over a decade ago. The Vertu range of mobile phones is made up of three distinct models – Vertu Ti, Signature and Constellation. Vertu mobile phones are handmade in England using the world’s finest materials, with each one assembled by a single craftsman. Vertu is renowned for its curated services; a suite of carefully selected exclusive offers, content and assistance especially selected to enhance the Vertu customer’s lifestyle. Vertu LIFE offers personalised recommendations and privileged access to experiences and events. Vertu CERTAINTY delivers security for customers, their data and their phones. Vertu is available from around 500 stores, including 70 Vertu Boutiques, in 66 countries. For more information please visit www.vertu.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.