Kaspersky Lab Delivers Virus Protection to Deerfield.com Customers

21 Nov 2001
Business News

Cambridge, United Kingdom. (November 21, 2001) Kaspersky Lab, an international data-security software developer, today announced the signing of a publishing agreement with Deerfield.com-, a leading provider of Internet optimization and connectivity software, to deliver Deerfield.com customers a customized, co-branded anti-virus solution based on award-winning Kaspersky® Anti-Virus technology.

According to the agreement, Deerfield.com will supply its customers with a special version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus providing comprehensive protection against any type of malicious code. The Deerfield.com-Kaspersky Anti-Virus Plug-in employs advanced scanning techniques, which identify infected files, and quarantine or remove the associated virus. Regardless of the procedure of invasion, the software will protect against viruses, network worms, Trojan horses, or other malicious code that may impair hardware or software. Anti-Virus also includes a smart updating utility allowing users to download and enable anti-virus database updates containing procedures for thwarting recently discovered malicious programs. Updating may occur manually or automatically using the built-in scheduler, and updates are released daily and are provided to registered users free of charge.

"After comprehensive research to identify an anti-virus partner, Deerfield.com concluded that only one vendor stood above the rest - Kaspersky Lab," said Mike Deerfield, CEO Deerfield.com. "Anti-virus technology deployed by Kaspersky Lab is clearly superior to other better-known providers. Although it may not be a household name, the expertise is evident in their rapid ability to identify and update anti-virus signatures as new viruses are discovered. It's fast response time that's critical."

"The partnership with Deerfield.com, one of the most respected specialists and leading providers of the Internet-connectivity software, confirms the outstanding reliability and effectiveness of Kaspersky Lab' data-security technology," commented Vladimir Chernavsky, CEO for Kaspersky Lab Customized Solutions, a US subsidiary of Kaspersky Lab Int. "We are very pleased that from now on, this technology will serve Deerfield.com customers making their computing truly secure."

Anti-Virus Plug-ins for WinGate and EmailGuardian will be available soon.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab Int. is a fast growing privately owned data-security software development company with offices in Moscow (Russia), Cambridge (United Kingdom) and Pleasanton (United States). Founded in 1997, the company concentrates its efforts on the development of world-leading data-security technologies and software. The company's flagship software product is Kaspersky Anti-Virus that provides comprehensive virus protection for a wide spectrum of customers from home users to enterprise-wide networks (Windows, Linux, Unix, Novell NetWare, OS/2, MS Exchange Server, Lotus Notes/Domino, Sendmail, Qmail, Postfix, Exim, CVP-compatible firewalls, Web-servers). Kaspersky Lab markets, distributes and supports its software and services in more than 50 countries worldwide.

About Deerfield.com-

Deerfield.com is a leading Internet software and services provider ranked 116 on the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest-growing privately held companies for the year 2000. The company, founded in 1994 and based in Gaylord, Mich., specializes in Internet software solutions designed to leverage Internet connectivity for consumers, SOHO, and small-to-medium sized businesses. Deerfield publishes a leading suite of Internet connectivity, messaging and file-transfer products including: DNS2GoTM, a free Internet domain naming system service that simplifies Internet communications, MDaemon-, AntiVirus for MDaemon 5TM, MailScan for MDaemon Versions 2, 3 & 4TM, WorldClient-, and RelayFax- for a versatile Email solution including server, Web-based Email, and anti-virus protection capabilities and practical fax messenger; and WinGateÒ and InterQuick- for Internet sharing and connectivity optimization. For more information on Deerfield.com- visit www.deerfield.com.

Media Contacts

Denis Zenkin
Kaspersky Lab
Phone: +7 (095) 797 87 00
WWW: www.kaspersky.com

Brandie Meisner
Phone: +989.732.8856 x242
E-mail: brandie.meisner@deerfield.com
WWW: www.deerfield.com