Kaspersky Lab Signs Five Year Deal with BASF
WOBURN, MA – June 1, 2011 – Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, today announced that it is providing security solutions to BASF, the largest global chemical company operating in more than 80 countries. Kaspersky Lab security software will provide global protection for endpoints connected to the company’s business network.
The deal resulted from BASF’s long-term global evaluation of different IT security vendors and their products, in which Kaspersky Lab demonstrated the most efficient software for protecting corporate IT infrastructure and were thus chosen as BASF’s preferred supplier. A total of 100,000 BASF endpoints will be protected by Kaspersky Work Space Security.
Kaspersky Work Space Security will provide comprehensive protection against all types of threats for BASF’s endpoints. In addition to protecting against malware, phishing and hacking attacks, the security software provides a firewall, secure email forwarding and control over the usage of peripherals such as USB flash drives and external storage and I/O devices. Individual Maintenance Service Agreements (MSAs) have also been drawn up between BASF and Kaspersky Lab to ensure that BASF employees receive the very best global support.
Eugene Kaspersky, CEO & co-founder
“We are very proud to have BASF as our new global client. As with any other major international corporation, BASF requires constant and reliable protection for their corporate IT infrastructure and we’re very glad that they have chosen Kaspersky Lab as their global partner in this business-critical area.”
Oliver Jaeckel-Bender, Senior Specialist for IT Security
Information Services, BASF Group
“Ensuring worldwide standardized and scalable asset protection and reporting is one of the IT security fundamentals in our organization. We rely on Kaspersky Lab to assist us with this and are delighted with the scanning performance and flexible, central management capabilities provided by the Kaspersky Administration Kit.”
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BASF is the world’s leading chemical company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of about €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com or in its Social Media Newsroom at newsroom.basf.com.
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