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Woburn, Mass., – January 2, 2008 –Kaspersky Lab , a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that protect against all forms of malicious Internet threats, today announced that it has been positioned in the visionaries quadrant in Gartner's “2007 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP)”  report, which focuses on current security technologies for the protection of corporate network end nodes for the SMB and large enterprise market.
Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms is based on an assessment of a company's ability to execute and completeness of vision.As referenced by Gartner, " Visionaries invest in the leading/"bleeding"-edge features that will be significant in the next generation of products and will give buyers early access to improved security and management. " This report also states that, “Point products for antivirus, anti-spyware, personal firewalls and host-based intrusion prevention (HIPS) are rapidly being replaced by suites with a centralized and extensible management framework. The management and reporting capability of endpoint protection platform (EPP) suites is a substantial differentiator, especially in large enterprises.”
“During the past three years, Kaspersky Lab has experienced exponential growth, today protecting more than 250 million users. The rapid global adoption of our products and technologies underscores the strength of our approach to protecting corporations from malicious Internet attacks,” said Steve Orenberg, President, The Americas, Kaspersky Lab. “In my opinion, being recognized in the visionaries quadrant by Gartner is yet another important milestone as we continue our drive to deliver best-of-breed security technologies for businesses both large and small.”
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 and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is used worldwide inside the products and services 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 the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted December 21, 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Gartner Research “2007 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms” by P. Firstbrook, A. Hallawell, J. Girard, & N. MacDonald. December 21, 2007
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