Kaspersky Lab strikes strategic alliance with Clavister

13 Mar 2007
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, has signed a long-term strategic deal with Clavister, a Swedish company which develops IP-based security solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Kaspersky Lab will integrate its Kaspersky® SafeStream technology in to Clavister Security Gateway.

Clavister has increased the security protection offered by its Clavister Security Gateway product by integrating Kaspersky Lab’s SafeStream technology in to its anti-virus module. The module was designed in collaboration with Kaspersky Lab, which is renowned for its speed at delivering signature updates for protection against viruses, Trojans, worms and other malicious code.

“Companies and organisations are facing a threat landscape that is changing on a daily basis. Threats are increasing not just in number, but also in their sophistication, and today’s ever-more complex networks only compound the problem. It is imperative that our offering features the most comprehensive and effective anti-virus module available – which made our partnership with Kaspersky a natural one,” says Peter Johansson, CEO, Clavister.

”Clavister's virus protection is based on stream technology, which means files are matched against Kaspersky® SafeStream solution as they are downloaded. This ensures network delays caused by scanning are minimised, as the file does not need to be pre-stored before being examined for malicious code. This even applies to very large files, and there is no upper limit to the number of simultaneous downloads”, says John Vestberg, CTO, Clavister.

The Clavister Security Gateway is a unified threat management (UTM) product that integrates a firewall, VPN, intrusion protection, anti-virus, content filtering, traffic management, authorization, etc., in to a common hardware platform. Clavister?s product family provides security solutions for organisations of every size, from SMEs to powerful, clustered, multi-gigabit systems for network operators. The products require minimal maintenance; and feature centralised administration and extremely flexible configuration options.

“The integration of Kaspersky SafeStream in to Clavister Security Gateway will make an already excellent security product an even better one. Unlike traditional file-based anti-virus solutions, Kaspersky SafeStream makes it possible to protect the networks and data at wire speed at the stream level. Irrespective of their size, any company using Clavister Security Gateway will enjoy high-speed malware scanning”, comments Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Business Development Director, Kaspersky Lab.

For more information, please contact:
Sandra Good, Manager Public Relations
+46 8 545 298 10
+46 70 262 22 54
sandra.good@clavister.com

About Clavister

Clavister AB is a Swedish privately owned company that develops IT security products. The main product, the Clavister Security Service Platform, is an integrated security platform that monitors traffic to and from networks and protects against intrusions, viruses, worms, trojans and overload attacks. Not only does it protect critical business assets, it also blocks undesirable surfing, requires minimal servicing, has central administration and exceptionally flexible configuration possibilities and, thanks to its scalability, fits everything from small companies to big telecom operators.

There are also special product versions for ISPs, telecom operators and companies that develop managed security services.

Clavister was founded in 1997. The head office and development center are in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, while sales and marketing are in Stockholm. The company's products reach the market via sales offices, distributors and retailers in Europe and Asia. Clavister also supplies its engineering on an OEM basis.

Clavister products have received many awards from the international press. For further details see www.clavister.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 www.kaspersky.com. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.