Kaspersky Lab partners with Clearswift on antivirus protection

06 Sep 2005
Business News

Clearswift, the MIMEsweeper™ Company and a world leader in content security and Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions that protect against viruses, Trojans, spyware, spam and hacker attacks, announced today that Kaspersky Lab will now provide antivirus protection for Clearswift's new MIMEsweeper SMTP Appliance. As a result of this partnership, Clearswift's appliance customers will have Kaspersky Lab's award winning antivirus protection as a part of their overall network security system. In addition to Kaspersky Anti-Virus technology, the MIMEsweeper SMTP Appliance comes equipped with the company's content security MIMEsweeper engine, and a new anti-spam solution developed by Clearswift, as well as MIMEsweeper's default email security policy. The Kaspersky Anti-Virus engine will be integrated directly into the MIMEsweeper SMTP Appliance, and Clearswift's existing and new appliance customers will have seamless access to Kaspersky Lab's antivirus and anti-spyware protection.

The MIMEsweeper SMTP Appliance also offers web-based management, quarantine areas, reporting, and delegated administration capabilities. Administrators can update the operating system and application software, and take advantage of fully automated updates for anti-spam, antivirus, anti-spyware and managed lists. It also incorporates the award-winning content security functionality that has long been a standard in Clearswift's software solutions, which is designed to reduce IT operational and management burdens and ensure control over enterprise content policies.

"We are pleased to partner with Kaspersky Lab and provide our customers with best-of-breed malware protection," said Alyn Hockey, Technical Director of Clearswift. "When combined with our powerful MIMEsweeper engine and our anti-spam technology, Kaspersky Anti-Virus helps provide our customers with complete protection against incoming and outgoing content security threats. The Kaspersky Anti-Virus engine not only provides superior antivirus defense but also industry-leading anti-spyware protection. Additionally, it allows us to deliver the same types of features and functionality in an antivirus solution that our customers have come to expect from our anti-spam and content filtering technologies. Our pre-loaded appliance provides organizations with plug-and-play deployment, quick, automatic updates, and consistent management of enterprise security policies. It is also the only appliance to protect all inbound and outbound traffic to enable comprehensive Enterprise Content Governance."

Kaspersky Anti-Virus provides reliable protection for all network elements, including workstations, file servers, web servers, proxy servers, and includes firewalls, mail and content-filtering systems. Kaspersky Lab is unmatched in the speed that it disarms even the most sophisticated new attacks and releases antivirus signatures. Database updates are issued every hour and urgent updates are on average released as quickly as 30 minutes after the detection of new threats.

"Our antivirus engine is recognized as the most advanced and sophisticated protection solution available on the market," said Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Business Development Director at Kaspersky Lab. "Clearswift is well known for its content security software, and we are delighted to be selected as the exclusive provider of antivirus protection for the company's MIMEsweeper SMTP Appliance. We are confident that our joint customers will appreciate the overall security offered through the appliance, including our rapid response to new threats, painless management through a web-based interface and our complete and seamless spam, virus, spyware and content filtering protection."

For more information about Clearswift's MIMEsweeper SMTP Appliance, visit www.clearswift.com.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab develops, produces and distributes information security solutions that protect customers from IT threats and allow enterprises to manage risk. Kaspersky Lab's products protect electronic information from viruses, spyware, adware, Trojans, hackers and spam for home users and corporate networks alike. 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 Kaspersky Lab to become a technology leader and acknowledged expert in the development of secure content management solutions. Today, Kaspersky Lab's products protect more than 75 million users worldwide and its technology is licensed by leading security vendors around the world. To find out more about our solutions, visit www.kaspersky.com/products.

About Clearswift

Clearswift secures content and protects against digital attacks by enforcing security policies that increase productivity, reduce IT costs and create a safer business environment. Its world leading business is founded on providing Total Content Security for email and web.

The Internet is the greatest business tool ever invented, but with it comes a harrowing collection of threats. Protecting against the circulation of inappropriate images and text, spam, breaches of confidentiality, and viruses is now mission critical. Most companies have firewalls and antivirus protection, but they are only the beginning of a comprehensive security strategy. By layering together with your existing security tools, Clearswift products close the gaps that the most ubiquitous digital threats pass through every day.

Clearswift enables organizations to protect themselves against digital attacks, meet legal and regulatory requirements, implement productivity-saving policies and manage intellectual property passing through their network.

Clearswift's product portfolio includes the award-winning MIMEsweeper™, the world's most sophisticated and versatile content security solutions, as well as a range of specialized security solutions for the most security conscious environments. Clearswift solutions meet the needs of small and large companies alike, in markets as diverse as finance, banking, manufacturing, retail, & high-tech communications.

Clearswift has over 20 years' experience in the information security field. Its expertise lies in state of the art policy-based content filtering technology. Clearswift has 15,000 customers and over 20 million end-users worldwide. Clearswift has headquarters both in the US and in the UK, and sales offices in Germany, Sweden, Japan and Australia.