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June 13, 2013

Kaspersky Lab Recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software

Kaspersky Lab Recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software

Woburn, MA – June 13, 2013 - Kaspersky Lab today announced that it has been recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software*. Kaspersky lab was one of 18 software providers – out of more than 100 which were evaluated –that meet the technical and business requirements for inclusion in this Magic Quadrant.

Gartner analysts evaluate technology providers on their ability to execute and their completeness of vision. ‘Ability to execute’ reflects the quality and efficacy of the processes, systems, methods or procedures that enable IT provider performance to be competitive, efficient and effective, and to positively affect revenue, retention and reputation. ‘Completeness of Vision’ reflects the ability to convincingly articulate logical statements about current and future market direction, innovation, customer needs, and competitive forces, as well as how they map to the Gartner position.

Kaspersky Lab’s main mobile device management (MDM) product - Kaspersky Security for Mobile - was released in 2012. It integrates essential mobile endpoint security technologies and efficient mobile device management capabilities to make it easier to protect mobile devices against viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms, bots and a wide range of other threats. Additional security technologies – including powerful encryption and anti-theft features – add further layers of protection for precious business data.

Earlier this year, Kaspersky Lab was also named a "Leader" in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms**, the second year running that the company achieved this coveted status.

Alexander Erofeev, Chief Marketing Officer,
Kaspersky Lab

“We are very pleased to join Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for MDM Software. We believe this confirms the high quality of the MDM solutions we provide to our corporate clients all over the world. Our emphasis on MDM and its integration into our corporate platform is part of our strategy to always keep abreast of rapidly changing corporate environments. Today companies have to identify, secure and manage mobile devices containing corporate data, just as they do with endpoints. And we are working hard to provide them with the best quality solutions in both of these categories.”

* Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software, Phillip Redman, John Girard, Terrence Cosgrove, Monica Basso, May 23, 2013.

** Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Peter Firstbrook, John Girard, Neil MacDonald, January 2, 2013.

About Gartner Magic Quadrant

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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.

* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2011. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares (IDC #235930, July 2012). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2011.

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