Press Release

Kaspersky Lab to Support VMware vShield for Virtual Data Centers

February 15, 2011 – San Francisco, CAKaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet security solutions that defend against computer viruses, spyware and all forms of malicious software, announces upcoming support for VMware vShield™ Endpoint to be delivered later this year.  Kaspersky’s support of VMware vShield Endpoint will offer comprehensive protection for virtual machines from the latest malware threats without compromising speed and performance.

VMware vShield Endpoint streamlines and accelerates antivirus and anti-malware processing. It improves performance and provides comprehensive security by eliminating the need for agents in every virtual machine. In addition, the solution optimizes resource utilization by offloading anti-virus processing to a single security virtual machine, delivered by Kaspersky Lab.

In 2010 Kaspersky security experts collected more than 26 million unique malware samples challenging businesses of all sizes to deal with this rapidly escalating threat landscape. This challenge is only complicated by increasingly decentralized and ever-expanding computing environments.  Plus, many companies lack the resources to effectively cope with the difficulties of securing their computing infrastructure, and can ill-afford the potential damage and exposure that comes from poor protection.

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Nikolay Grebennikov, Chief Technology Officer
Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is truly excited to support VMware vShield for our mutual customers.  Our support of VMware vShield enables our clients to securely maintain state-of-the-art, multi-layered anti-malware strategies across virtual environments and heterogeneous IT infrastructures, with a level of performance and Total Cost of Protection that truly meets their business needs.”

Parag Patel, Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances
VMware

As a leading provider of high-performance endpoint security solutions, VMware is committed to working closely with Kaspersky to protect the rapidly growing number of virtualized environments.  We are collaborating with Kaspersky to deliver a tightly integrated solution to secure and optimize the performance and protection of our mutual clients.”

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the world's largest privately-held Internet Security company, providing comprehensive protection against all forms of IT threats such as viruses, spyware, hackers and spam. The company's products provide in-depth computer defense for more than 300 million systems around the globe, including home and mobile users, small and medium sized businesses and large enterprises. Kaspersky technology is also incorporated inside the products and services of nearly 100 of industry leading IT, networking, communications and applications solution vendors. For further information about the company, please visit http://www.kaspersky.com/. Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KasperskyLabAmericas. Follow @Kaspersky on Twitter.

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