Kaspersky Lab Pledges Computers to New England Schools
(Woburn, MA) – September 10, 2007 – Kaspersky Lab, Inc., a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that defend against viruses, spyware, hackers and spam, today kicks off its "Touchdowns for Technology " program with the WBCN New England Patriots Radio Network.
- As part of the program, Kaspersky Lab will donate a computer for every touchdown New England scores during the 2007-2008 football season to one under-resourced school in each of the six New England states.
- Schools in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont can apply to be chosen as the school to receive computers from their respective state. Chosen schools will have computers personally delivered and installed by Kaspersky Lab engineers. More information about the application process is available here: patriotsradionetwork.com.
- Committed to improving local school systems, the “Touchdowns for Technology” program will also teach students the importance of safe computing while surfing the ‘Net and visiting popular social networking sites.
- As the official anti-virus software provider of the WBCN Patriots Rock Radio Network, Kaspersky Lab will also offer listeners helpful hints on how to block and tackle real computer threats such as identity theft, malware and spyware.
Steve Orenberg, President, Kaspersky Lab:
“We hope the ‘Touchdowns for Technology’ program opens people’s eyes to the technology resource shortages that many schools in our area are facing today. Learning about technology can empower students, helping them uncover new aspirations and ultimately transform their lives. Kaspersky Lab is pleased to play a part in this discovery process.”
Gil Santos, WBCN Patriots Radio Network:
“Kaspersky Lab’s superior technology and dedication to online safety, coupled with its drive to help further education offers unique benefits to under-resourced schools in New England. WBCN Boston is proud to be associated with Kaspersky’s ‘Touchdowns for Technology’ program and its efforts to power up New England schools with the most up-to-date technology.”
About Kaspersky Lab:
Kaspersky Lab delivers the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing and spam. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and the industry’s fastest outbreak response time for large enterprises, SMBs, home users and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of more than 100 of the industry’s leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.
About WBCN Patriots Radio Network:
WBCN-FM Boston, which has been the official flagship station of the three-time Super Bowl champions since 1995, is a commercial station owned by CBS Radio. The station airs locally on 104.1 FM, and the Patriots Radio Network is also aired on 34 sister stations throughout New England. Hear more at www.patriotsradionetwork.com.