Kaspersky Lab and Aramiska Deliver Enhanced Security For Businesses

07 Jul 2003
Business News

The implementation of comprehensive e-mail virus scanning as a standard feature benefits business customers Kaspersky Lab (www.kaspersky.com), an international data security software developer, and Aramiska (www.aramiska.com), the leading alternative European broadband service provider, announce the integration of the award winning Kaspersky virus scanning technology into Aramiska's business broadband service. This security feature enhancement will be included as standard for all new and existing business customers and reinforces the company's position as a fully managed broadband service market leader. It is estimated that virus attacks could cost UK SME businesses in excess of one billion pounds UK and untold numbers of lost workdays due to computer 'down time'. Aramiska recognises that small businesses often lack the technical knowledge and/or expertise to ensure that their networks are fully protected when adopting broadband connections. For this reason, security has always been a priority for company's managed broadband service. A key feature of this security service upgrade is the introduction of e-mail scanning not only of incoming and outgoing e-mails, but also of internal e-mails between colleagues. In addition, the system incorporates automatic virus definition updates to protect customer networks. In the first half of 2003 Aramiska has seen tremendous growth in new customer acquisition and has firmly established itself as a credible alternative for businesses looking for a reliable and high performance broadband service. In addition to securing in excess of 50% of the satellite broadband market for business customers, which tended to be focused in rural areas, Aramiska has recently started to win important business customers in urban areas. "After extensively reviewing a multitude of organisations offering virus scanning technology, Aramiska chose to work with Kaspersky Lab. They have not only demonstrated their expertise in the field of virus defence but also have similar values in relation to customer service commitments,' comments Philippe Bodart, CEO of Aramiska. He adds, 'Aramiska has elevated itself from a niche player to the number one alterative in business broadband in Europe. Our fully managed service now offers business customers even greater value for their money and is further evidence of our commitment to understanding and supporting the needs of the business community. Whilst the foundation of our growth has been in rural business communities, we have recently seen a dramatic increase in the number of customers located in ADSL enabled areas." "At the present time, e-mail accounts for more than 90% of all registered computer virus infections. For this very reason it is hard to overstate the importance of protecting computer network e-mail gateways - the single most popular entry point of malicious programs", commented Natalya Kaspersky, Kaspersky Lab CEO. "Kaspersky Anti-Virus contains all the latest anti-virus technologies, all of which have been integrated with the Aramiska service, allowing our new partner to comprehensively protect the users of its service against e-mail viruses." Aramiska's two-way high-speed ARC service packages offer up to 2,048 Kbps downstream and 512 Kbps upstream data transmission anywhere in Europe. In addition to VPN support Aramiska's service uniquely offers minimum performance guarantees. All ARC service packages are available for a fixed monthly fee, combining new service features with Broadband Access, Business Internet features and Full Network Security. About Aramiska
AramiskaTM is a European Internet Service Provider for businesses. It offers Internet services via satellite based on the advanced two-way open standard DVB-RCS (Digital Video Broadcasting-Return Channel System). Aramiska controls the end-to-end connection and is available everywhere. The complete solution offered by Aramiska is the number one alternative for business broadband. Aramiska's head office is located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands with local offices in the UK, France and Spain. About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky® Labs is an international software-development company offering advanced products that protect a wide spectrum of customers, from home users to enterprise-wide networks, against viruses, hackers and spam. For fourteen years the company has waged a battle against computer viruses, and has gained unique knowledge and skills that have led to Kaspersky Lab becoming a technology leader and acknowledged expert in the development of virus defences.