Kaspersky Lab products now come with Intel® Centrino<sup>TM</sup> identifier

24 May 2004
Product news

Kaspersky Lab, a leading information security software developer, is strengthening strategic alliances with Intel; the next generation of Kaspersky Lab' products supports cutting-edge technologies from Intel®. Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal 5.0 and Kaspersky® Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations 5.0* are fully compatible with Intel® CentrinoTM** technology for mobile PCs.

Intel Centrino mobile technology is developed specifically for the wireless world. The new technology supports high performance mobile PCs and extended wireless network access. The result? Lighter and thinner notebooks. At the same time, Centrino technology requires software vendors to include new functionalities. Business applications now have to be mobile: specifically designed to integrate with mobile platforms and wireless networks in order to maintain system performance for users on the move.

Kaspersky Lab' flagship products have been modified to comply with Intel standards and fully support Centrino technology for mobile users. As a result, the next generation of Kaspersky Anti-Virus guarantees the delivery of antivirus database updates even if the Internet connections are disrupted. The antivirus solutions will operate correctly in offline mode and function smoothly as users switch modes from standby to offline and so forth. Power is economized in all modes, thus preserving battery life.

Kaspersky Lab is the first Russian software developer to integrate mobile user support into user applications, confirming once again the company's status as a leading player on the local IT market. Kaspersky Lab is the first Russian company to fully participate in the Intel Software Identifier program as a devloper of applications for mobile PCs.

'Intel launched the Intel Software Identifier program in order to support developers in creating effective solutions based on Intel processors. Our current partnership with Kaspersky Lab has resulted in antivirus solutions which are fully compatible with Intel Centrino. Mobile users worldwide will benefit from the availability of state-of-the-art protection against malware integrated with Intel Centrino technology. Kaspersky Lab, the first Russian participant in the Intel Software Identifier program, has joined the Intel Software Identifier program in the mobile user sector - the fastest growing sector in both Russia and the world', commented Dmitry Ilyin, Intel Software Identifier manager in Russia and the CIS.

'Close to 80% of the world's computer use Intel. Therefore, successful applications need to be full integrated with systems based on Intel processors in order to achieve market success. Receiving the Intel Centrino Indentifier for our flagship products is a very important step for Kaspersky Lab', noted Denis Zenkin, Head of Corporate Communications at Kaspersky Lab, 'Certification by Intel confirms the quality of our products: ideal antivirus solutions that are simple to install and use, effectively detect and neutralize malicious programs and minimize system load'.

*Kaspersky Lab has been working with Intel for a significant period of time in order to qualify to participate in the Intel Software Identifier program. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for 5.0 has been developed in accordance with all Intel Centrino optimization requirements, and all certification requirements have been met. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations 5.0 is currently in closed beta-testing, and will be released for public beta-testing by the end of May.

**Intel and Centrino are the registered trademarks of Intel Corporation worldwide.