Kaspersky Lab Takes Advantage Of The Recent Microsoft Acquisition

26 Sep 2003
Business News


Kaspersky Lab, a leading information security expert, is pleased to announce the expansion of the technical department due to the acquisition of an additional Unix/Linux software development team, which used to work for RAV (Reliable AntiVirus). Microsoft purchased RAV anti-virus technology on June 10, 2003 for integration as an additional service into Windows. However, the RAV solutions portfolio included products that supported a wide range of other platforms, including comprehensive solutions for Unix/Linux. "We see this as a very important step to strengthen our leading positions on the Unix/Linux anti-virus market. These talented developers will add value to our expertise, by contributing to the continual improvement of our Unix/Linux solutions," commented Natalya Kaspersky, Kaspersky Lab CEO. Kaspersky Lab has always paid due attention to the development of security solutions supporting Unix/Linux platforms, as it is one of the fastest-growing segments of the software market. The company is famous for its pioneering approach and breakthrough technologies. In 1999, Kaspersky Lab became the first technology vendor to offer a complete anti-virus solution for Linux, following up with a range of innovative technologies and comprehensive integrated projects. Kaspersky Lab currently offers cutting-edge solutions for Unix/Linux, which are in high demand in the market. Many major Internet service providers, as well as both commercial and government establishments use Kaspersky Lab solutions worldwide. "We are pleased to have joined the Kaspersky Lab team, a team of world class experts and professionals", commented Teodor Cimpoesu, a leading developer of Unix/Linux products at Kaspersky Lab, "We are sure that our skills will add value to the company and enhance Kaspersky Lab expertise on Unix/Linux security solution development. We are looking forward to providing users with new products and technologies for successful protection against IT threats.' With the integration of the former RAV Unix/Linux development team members and a number of key RAV managing staff Kaspersky Lab gathers an extra knowledge and experience. This will enable Kaspersky Lab to proffer a special migration programme for existing RAV customers, who could experience difficulties with updating the product and receiving qualified technical support. Soon Kaspersky Lab will announce the details of the programme, which will allow RAV customers a free and smooth transition to Kaspersky® Anti-Virus substantiated with top-notch technical support. About Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Lab is a leading expert in information security offering advanced products against viruses, hacker attacks and spam for a wide spectrum of customers, from home users to enterprise-wide networks. For 14 years experts at Kaspersky Lab have been monitoring the worldwide virus situation, acquiring the unique experience and technologies that have led to Kaspersky Lab becoming a technology leader in security solutions.