GWAVA and Kaspersky Lab partner to protect GroupWise mailboxes from viruses

15 Nov 2005
Business News

GWAVA to bundle Kaspersky® Anti-Virus

MONTREAL, QUEBEC—October 3, 2005—GWAVA, the worldwide leader for Novell GroupWise® management and security solutions, announced today that they have formed a partnership with Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions. The partnership will allow GWAVA to bundle Kaspersky® Anti-Virus with the GWAVA scanning engine.

Through this partnership, GWAVA will begin to sell Kaspersky Anti-Virus as a part of their overall security offering. GWAVA customers will be fully protected from email viruses. After the 30 day free trial period, companies will have the option of purchasing Kaspersky Anti-Virus from GWAVA.

GWAVA provides full-scale protection for GroupWise, as the only vendor to offer internal GroupWise protection from viruses and spam. Because of the speed at which viruses spread throughout the Internet, companies often do not provide timely protection from the earliest versions of fast-moving email viruses. A 2004 study by PriceWaterhouseCoopers found that although 99% of large British companies use antivirus products, 68% of them were infected by viruses during the year, mainly because virus signature updates had not been deployed fast enough. By utilizing Kaspersky Anti-Virus, GWAVA is able to scan and search the entire GroupWise message store for viruses, including dormant viruses, at the industry-leading speed.

“Kaspersky Lab traditionally offers the fastest response to fast moving viruses” said Charles Taite, CTO and Co-founder of GWAVA. “Our partnership with Kaspersky Lab ensures that we will be able to use the fastest technology available to protect our millions of GroupWise users.”

“Kaspersky Lab has achieved the fastest response time to virus outbreaks due to the following key factors: partially automated sample collection and malware analysis procedures, automatic issuing and testing of updates, and Kaspersky Lab's Virus Lab experts who have accumulated 16 years' experience”, commented Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Business Development Director at Kaspersky Lab. “We are delighted to partner with GWAVA on this integration project. Through the use of state-of-the-art Kaspersky technologies, GWAVA will now be able to deliver industry quickest and most accurate protection even against the newest, fastest spreading cyber threats”.

About GWAVA

GWAVA is the worldwide leader of software solutions for Novell GroupWise and is the largest Novell GroupWise partner. GWAVA continues to lead the GroupWise partner community with email surveillance, anti-spam, antivirus, and content control, and email management on Linux, NetWare and Windows. GWAVA has a global presence with a worldwide network of resellers, and has forged an array of technology partnerships with companies including Novell, Inc. More information can be found on their website at www.gwava.com.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab (www.kaspersky.com) develops, produces and distributes secure content management solutions that protect customers from IT threats. Kaspersky Lab's products protect both home users and corporate networks from viruses, spyware, adware, Trojans, worms, hackers and spam. For many years now, the company has waged a battle against malicious programs, and in doing so has gained unique knowledge and skills that have resulted in Kaspersky Lab becoming a technology leader and acknowledged expert in the development of secure content management solutions. Today, Kaspersky Lab's products protect more than 200 million users worldwide and its technology is licensed by leading security vendors globally. To find out more about Kaspersky Lab, visit www.kaspersky.com.

Media Contacts

Kaspersky Lab
HQ PR Department
Phone/Fax: +7 095 780 3369
olga.kobzareva@kaspersky.com
GWAVA
Christina Dowling
Phone: +1 801 8306571
cdowling@gwava.com

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