Kaspersky Lab and ZDNet.de join forces in new Virus Center

15 Mar 2002
Business News

Breaking News and Comprehensive Virus-Information from Kaspersky Lab in new ZDNet.de Service Kaspersky Lab, an international data-security software developer, and the popular German technology portal ZDNet.de have launched a new Virus Center (Viren-Center), providing users timely and accurate virus warnings, software downloads and a comprehensive virus encyclopedia. The ZDNet.de Virus Center can be found at here. In the present day, viruses pose a greater danger than ever before. Each day up to fifty new malicious programs appear - ranging from amateurish attempts and hoaxes to viruses serious and sophisticated enough to potentially cause epidemics. A lack of trustworthy information can have negative consequences. Frequently, users will become alarmed by hearsay about a supposed virus, causing them to try in vain to protect themselves against a virus that does not exist and thus only wasting their time. On the other hand, a lack of information among the Internet community is a fundamental reason for many virus epidemics. Kaspersky Lab and technology portal ZDNet.de have decided to join forces to present an extensive source of information on the problem of computer viruses. On the ZDNet.de site, this information is found in a dedicated section offering a unique virus encyclopedia containing detailed virus descriptions, information on ways to detect them, as well as a list of the current top twenty most active viruses and the most up-to-date virus news. The convenient layout allows even inexperienced users to quickly and easily access all necessary information. "We are pleased to bring into effect our joint project. The result makes it possible to considerably improve the process of informing Internet users of actual existing and potential computer virus threats and will help prevent unpleasant encounters with them", commented Alexey Fedorov, Kaspersky Lab Internet Solutions Director. "The ZDNet.de Virus Center is the comprehensive resource for users searching for breaking virus news, the most up-to-date anti-virus software and in-depth virus information. Together with Russian anti-virus experts Kaspersky Lab, we are very pleased to offer our readers this new service, and thus filling this void in the German language Internet market", said Jason Curtis, Senior Producer at ZDNet Germany. About Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Lab Int. is a fast growing privately owned data-security software development company with offices in Moscow (Russia), Cambridge (United Kingdom) and Pleasanton (California, U.S.). Founded in 1997, the company concentrates its efforts on the development of world-leading data-security technologies and software. The company's flagship software product is Kaspersky Anti-Virus, which provides comprehensive virus protection for a wide spectrum of customers from home users to enterprise-wide networks (Windows, Linux, Unix, Novell NetWare, OS/2, MS Exchange Server, Lotus Notes/Domino, Sendmail, Qmail, Postfix, Exim, CVP-compatible firewalls, Web-servers). Kaspersky Lab markets, distributes and supports its software and services in more than fifty countries worldwide. About ZDNet Germany ZDNet is the world's leading Web site network for anyone who wants to learn about technology, buy it, and use it successfully. ZDNet Germany commands an enormous range of high-quality content and service offerings in the areas of computers, Internet and telecommunications. This extensive range of information targets a steadily growing group of ambitious users and IT professionals. ZDNet Germany listed over 35 million page impressions and more than 3.6 million visits in February 2002. Among private Internet users, ZDNet is one of the leading technology sites in terms of visitor count and reach.