Kaspersky Lab’s Anti-Virus Engine Is Added To Scansafe’s Managed Web And IM Security Solutions

13 Nov 2006
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, partners with ScanSafe Inc., the global leader in managed Web security. Kaspersky Lab’s solution will be used in ScanSafe’s Web Scanning, Spyware Screening and IM Control managed services.

“Our partnership with Kaspersky Lab reflects our commitment to providing customers with the highest level of protection from Web-based threats,” said Dan Nadir, vice president, product strategy, ScanSafe. “In order to fulfill this commitment, ScanSafe uses a multi-layered, defense-in-depth approach to Web security, leveraging the best available tools to keep our customers’ networks completely protected.” Kaspersky Anti-Virus is well-known for its unsurpassed quality of protection, high detection rates and rapid scanning speeds. Thanks to innovative technologies included in the Kaspersky Anti-Virus engine, the solution provided for ScanSafe users makes it possible to protect users both from known IT security threats, including viruses, spyware and crimeware as well as threats that are still unknown. These qualities are of the utmost importance for the ScanSafe service which provides real-time scanning of Web traffic. "Today, malicious programs often penetrate computers while users are surfing the Internet. This is why reliable and timely protection of Web traffic is key to safe use of the Internet" reported Vitaly Bezrodnykh, director of business development, Kaspersky Lab. “We are pleased to work with ScanSafe – a fast-growing and reliable company providing an essential solution for Web traffic protection.” In addition to Kaspersky Lab’s Kaspersky Anti-Virus engine, ScanSafe also leverages other industry-leading signature-based engines to work in tandem with Outbreak IntelligenceTM—ScanSafe’s own proactive heuristics technology that provides protection from inbound and outbound Web-based threats, including zero-hour threats—threats that appear before a signature is available. This is a critical capability, considering that on average 12 percent of all Web viruses blocked by ScanSafe fall into this zero-hour threat category. As a fully managed service, ScanSafe provides multilayered protection from Web-based malware at the Internet level before it reaches the corporate network. ScanSafe eliminates the need for costly and time-consuming signature updates because it constantly updates its database of Web threats, delivering dynamic protection against both known and emerging threats. All of ScanSafe’s services are powered by the ScanSafe Threat Center which monitors the global state of Web traffic 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Combining technology as well as analysis from threat technicians, it processes more than five billion Web requests and blocks more than 10 million Web threats each month for customers around the world, providing unmatched visibility into emerging threats. As a result of this unrivalled threat intelligence, ScanSafe has the number one database of Web-based threats.

About ScanSafe

ScanSafe is the global leader in managed Web security, ensuring a safe and productive Internet environment for businesses worldwide. ScanSafe solutions keep viruses and spyware off corporate networks and allow businesses to control and secure the use of the Web and instant messaging. As a fully managed service, ScanSafe’s solutions require no hardware, upfront capital costs or maintenance and provide unparalleled real-time threat protection. Powered by its proactive Outbreak Intelligence heuristic technology, ScanSafe processes more than five billion Web requests and blocks 10 million threats each month for customers worldwide, including Rothschild, Condé Nast and BMW. Since pioneering the market for managed corporate Web security, ScanSafe continues to deliver innovative Web security solutions, including the introduction of ScandooTM—the world’s first free Internet safe search tool that classifies search engine results based on the presence of malware and unwanted content. With offices in London and San Mateo, California, ScanSafe is privately owned and financed by Benchmark Capital. The company received the 2006 Info Security Global Product Excellence Award for Best Managed Security Service, and was named one of Red Herring’s Top 100 Technology companies of 2005. For more information, visit www.scansafe.com.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the largest antivirus company in Europe. It delivers some of the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. The Company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and one of the industry’s fastest outbreak response times for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry’s leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at . For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.


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