The deal resulted from a long-term global evaluation of different IT security vendors and their products conducted by BASF in which Kaspersky Lab demonstrated the most efficient software for protecting corporate IT infrastructure and were thus chosen as BASF’s preferred supplier. A total of 100 thousand BASF endpoints will be protected by Kaspersky Work Space Security.
“We are very proud to have BASF as our new global client”, says Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab. “As with any other major international corporation, BASF require constant and reliable protection for their corporate IT infrastructure and we’re very glad that they have chosen Kaspersky Lab as their global partner in this business-critical area”.
Kaspersky Work Space Security will provide comprehensive protection against all types of threats for BASF’s endpoints. In addition to protecting against malware, phishing and hacking attacks, the security software provides a firewall, secure email forwarding and control over the usage of peripherals such as USB flash drives and external storage and I/O devices. Individual Maintenance Service Agreements (MSAs) have also been drawn up between BASF and Kaspersky Lab to ensure that BASF employees receive the very best global support.
“Ensuring worldwide standardized and scalable asset protection and reporting is one of the IT security fundamentals in our organization. We rely on Kaspersky Lab to assist us with this and are delighted with the scanning performance and flexible, central management capabilities provided by the Kaspersky Administration Kit”, said Oliver Jaeckel-Bender, Senior Specialist for IT Security within Information Services BASF Group.
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.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company.Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of about €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com or in its Social Media Newsroom at newsroom.basf.com.