Bizanga partners with Kaspersky Lab

21 Feb 2006
Business News

New partnership will enhance the antivirus capabilities of Bizanga's solutions through the use of the Kaspersky Anti-Virus® Engine

London, UK – Bizanga, the developer of the fastest and most complete email security appliance, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions that protect users from IT threats. Bizanga customers can now choose to utilize Kaspersky Lab's proven antivirus engine to effectively protect end users using the Bizanga IMP from email-borne viruses and other malicious programs.

In this partnership Bizanga has fully integrated Kaspersky Lab's superior antivirus engine into Bizanga's Intelligent Message Processor (IMP) email messaging platform as an optional module. This further extends and complements the applications from other leading technology vendors already tightly integrated with the IMP.

Combined with Bizanga's unique Workflow Policy Processor, the Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Engine provides efficient filtering of malicious content at perimeter of an operator's network. This ensures that virus attacks are contained at the earliest possible opportunity with minimal impact on the infrastructure of both the operator and its customers. At the same time the massive scalability of the integrated Bizanga platform assures the smallest possible footprint for the complete edge solution.

“The Kaspersky Anti-Virus Engine is known in the industry to provide one of the highest levels of virus identification” said Jerome Lecat, CEO of Bizanga. “We are very happy to now be able to offer this as an integral component of our platform, providing access to the considerable experience of Kaspersky Lab's R&D personnel and adding another layer of protection to our customers' email infrastructure. Two of our customers have already deployed this technology on their Bizanga platform, and they are extremely satisfied with the results.”

The Kaspersky Lab antivirus engine has consistently placed at the top of comparative tests on response times to virus outbreaks published by PC Magazine, CHIP Germany, PC World Germany and other magazines. The quality of Kaspersky Lab's virus definition database is recognized as superior, routinely resulting in virus recognition rates close to 100%. These rates are also derived from the very strong heuristics in the antivirus engine, allowing recognition of in-the-wild viruses that have not yet been added to the definition database. This additional protection is critical for carriers in the case of a virus epidemic, blocking an outbreak even prior to the release of an appropriate virus definition.

About Bizanga:

Bizanga Ltd (www.bizanga.com) is a global company which has developed the fastest and most complete Email Security Appliance. The Intelligent Message Processor (IMP®) secures email infrastructures against blended threats, including denial-of-service and harvest attacks and enables content filtering to enforce policy compliance. Based on a SOA platform architecture unique to this industry, the IMP supports leading antispam and antivirus technologies, and with its open API can support any other message filtering technology. At the same time, the IMP is also a management platform for email flows, able to enforce shaping of traffic originating from marketing partners and provide upper management with complete statistics and reports. Especially designed for service providers and global corporations, it serves millions of mailboxes throughout Europe and Asia. The company sells direct to Internet Service Providers and provides its technology on an OEM basis to application software vendors seeking to port their email processing solutions to an appliance format. Bizanga is a supporting member of MAAWG (www.maawg.org).

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.