Press Release

Kaspersky Lab Secures Multiple Top Honors in CRN’s Prestigious 2013 Annual Report Card

Solution Providers Praise Kaspersky Lab in Client Security Software and Network Security Software Categories

Woburn, MA – August 21, 2013 Kaspersky Lab today announced the company’s monumental standings in the 2013 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC). Kaspersky Lab earned the highest honors for Client Security Software and Network Security Software winning both categories and sweeping all three subcategories of product innovation, support and partnership. This is the sixth consecutive year that Partners have recognized Kaspersky Lab for its Partner Program excellence.

This prestigious study is considered the definitive benchmark for measuring excellence in the IT Channel community and recognizes the top-rated vendor partners in the industry. To determine the winners, CRN’s research team surveyed more than 2,200 solution providers across 18 product and service categories. Winners were announced during an awards reception on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the XChange 2013 event in Washington, D.C.; coverage of the award ceremony is available at www.crn.com.

Kaspersky Lab Offers Winning Channel Program
As demonstrated by the ARC wins, Kaspersky Lab continues to create the most effective partner community in the industry and attracts top-tier resellers. Thanks to a number of Partner Program enhancements including new incentives and lead generation programs in early 2013, and the continuation of a truly partner-centric 100 percent channel model, the company has seen significantly increased recruitment and deal registration. At the close of H1, Kaspersky Lab reported the following year-over-year (YoY) growth rates further validating the strong partnerships Kaspersky Lab offers: 

  • Partner recruitment is up over 300 percent YoY
  • Deal registration volume is up 20 percent YoY 

Quotes
Chris Doggett, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales
Kaspersky Lab, North America
“Being voted the overall ARC award winner in both the Client Security Software and Network Security Software categories and making a clean sweep of all the subcategories is a true measure of success in delivering what partners need: award-winning security protection, unparalleled partnership and the highest net profitability for partners. We understand that one size does not fit all, so it is our mission to provide partners the customized support, tools and resources they need to be successful. I challenge solution providers to find a security vendor that can match the winning formula that Kaspersky has created and who helps them achieve the same outstanding results for their business.”

Robert McMillen, President
All Tech 1, LLC.
“We are not surprised to see Kaspersky Lab recognized for their outstanding achievements in working with their partner community—partnering with them means success.  This honor is a testament to Kaspersky’s unwavering commitment to the channel and to the overall value they provide. We congratulate them on this success and look forward to continuing to build our partnership—and as a result our business—in the years ahead.”

Diane Buley, Senior Manager, Security Software Partners
SHI International
“There’s no doubt that Kaspersky Lab has earned this prestigious honor. With their commitment to partners and their ability to adapt in an ever-changing market, it’s easy and rewarding to do business with Kaspersky. We congratulate them on this success and look forward to continuing to build our partnership with Kaspersky Lab throughout 2013 and beyond.”

Robert Faletra, CEO
UBM Tech Channel
“Solution providers today need products and solutions that are specifically targeted at solving customer problems. Beyond demonstrating quality and innovation, they want to work with vendors who also excel at partner relationships and sales support. For decades, CRN’s ARC has been recognizing the vendors who are the complete package, and we congratulate Kaspersky Lab for being named to the 2013 list.”

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 15-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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