April 1, 2009

Kaspersky Lab Provides SureWest With Enhanced Internet Security Protection

Kaspersky Lab Provides SureWest With Enhanced Internet Security Protection

Woburn, MA – April 30, 2009 – Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that protect against all forms of malicious software, today announced an agreement with leading independent communications holding company SureWest Communications (NASDAQ: SURW) to provide additional security protection for SureWest Internet subscribers.   


Kaspersky Lab’stechnologyleverages advanced detection software to combat all forms of malicious software, including viruses and spyware,before they can attack a PC, as well as real-time virus scanning of files and email. The offering provides SureWest users withInternet security protection to defend against today’s Internet threats and combat programs designed to steal the financial and confidential data stored on a computer.  Specific features of the offering include:


·        Protection from viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, adware, phishing, and spam

·        Scanning of files, email, and Internet traffic

·        Two-way Personal Firewall protection

·        Safe Wi-Fi and VPN Connections

·        Parental controls to filter, block, or report inappropriate content, and limit Internet time to hours and amounts set by the customer 

·        Automatic protection updates


The Kaspersky Internet Security application is provided to SureWest Internet subscribers as a value-added feature at no additional cost.  Subscribers can access it by logging in to the My SureWest customer homepage (www.surewest.net) and downloadingthe software. Customers can install and configure the software on up to three (3) computers per household.  This software has a retail value of $79.95. 




Peter Drozdoff

Vice President of Marketing

SureWest Communications

“With Kaspersky Lab’s technology, our customers now have an extra tool for protecting both their personal information and their families against online threats. This value-added service will enhance the overall user experience by providing SureWest customers greater peace of mind while using the Internet.” 


Justin Priestley

Senior Vice President, Consumer Sales

Kaspersky Lab Americas

“In 2008 Kaspersky Lab saw an unprecedented riseincybercrime, with more than 15 million malware samples processed in our Lab.  With this unfathomable amount of malware, we understand the importance of staying ahead of cybercriminals by providing the most advanced security technologies to our customers.   Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 is our next generation of high detection and rapid response Internet protection and will significantly reduce the exposure of SureWest’s users from both known and unknown threats.”


About SureWest Communications
SureWest Communications (
www.surewest.com) is one of the nation's leading integrated communications providers and is the bandwidth leader in the markets it serves. Headquartered in Northern California for more than 90 years, the company expanded into the Kansas City region (www.surewestkc.com) in February 2008 with the acquisition of Everest Broadband, Inc. and offers bundled residential and commercial services that include IP-based digital and high-definition television, high-speed Internet, Voice over IP, and local and long distance telephone. SureWest was thenation’s first provider to launch residential HDTV over an IP network and offers one of the nation’s fastest symmetrical Internet services with speeds of up to 50 Mbps in each direction on its fiber-to-the-home network.


About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab seeks to deliver the world’s most immediate protection againstIT securitythreats, includingviruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing,and spam.  Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and very fast outbreak response times for home users, SMBs, 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 atwww.kaspersky.com. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.



Press/Analyst Inquiries:


Kaspersky Contacts:                                                       SureWest Contact:

Jennifer Jewett                                                            Anne Chacón

Kaspersky Lab                                                                  SureWest Communications

P: + 1 781 503 1856                                                        P: + 1 916 786 1235

E:jennifer.jewett@kaspersky.com                              E:a.chacon@surewest.com







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