VIA NET.WORKS & Kaspersky Lab Join Forces Against Viruses & Spam

03 Mar 2003
Business News



Paris, February 26th, 2003
A strong value-added partnership & an innovative and economical solution designed to resolve company security problems Kaspersky Lab, an international data-security software developer, and VIA NET.WORKS, the first French integrator in connectivity and security services, announce a strategic partnership to deliver customers additional data-security services. The partnership involves the integration of innovative Kaspersky anti-virus and anti-spam technologies into the range of solutions offered to VIA NET.WORKS customers. The objective behind these solutions is to provide an affordable and flexible alternative for companies wanting to efficiently and effectively protect their e-mail communications. The project has already passed through a three-month trial that revealed the high-effectiveness and fault-tolerance of Kaspersky Lab technology. The three-month trial has resulted in VIA NET.WORKS already having more than fifty customers seeking the newly announced anti-virus and anti-spam solutions. Bringing Together Expertise
The partnership allows VIA NET.WORKS to market an anti-virus & anti-spam protection service called Managed Virus Scanner. This is a comprehensive solution that in real-time analyses SMTP traffic and detects and blocks spam and viruses in e-mails before they can reach user workstations, thus providing an optimal and cost-effective information security suite. The technology standing behind this solution is completely based on Kaspersky Lab products. Unequalled Efficiency
Totally externalised, this solution offers many advantages:
  • No hardware platforms or software licences investment
  • No management, maintenance and update constraints, all taken care of by VIA NET.WORKS
  • 24/7 support service from qualified professionals
  • Minimal cost (1? per e-mail box per month)
"Responding to the security needs and demands of companies with the best possible solutions, while respecting material and financial constraints, is for us an essential objective. This partnership with VIA NET.WORKS allows us to fully meet this objective and constitutes a decisive step forward in implementing our strategy in France", comments H�l�ne Rambaud, Director of Kaspersky Lab France. Brian Berkopec, President of VIA NET.WORKS France, adds, "This agreement is an integral part of our strategy centred around security. All companies have to face more and more security problems for which Kaspersky Lab, thanks to its technology and expertise, is the ideal partner."
About Via Net.Works
VIA NET.WORKS, Inc. (Nasdaq & EASE: VNWI) is a single-source provider of managed Internet services for businesses. Serving businesses in Europe and the United States, VIA is committed to improving each customer's business productivity and competitiveness. VIA local operations offer a comprehensive portfolio of flexible and reliable managed Internet services encompassing areas such as connectivity, hosting, security, messaging, and professional services. VIA is a facilities-based Internet services company, managing its own backbone network. This unique combination - the agility of a local, customer-focused company and the reliability of an international high-speed network - allows VIA to be highly responsive to specific customer needs and to deliver quality solutions. VIA is headquartered at 12100 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, Virginia, USA, 20190 and 25 Kings Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3AR, UK. More information about VIA can be obtained by visiting the website at http://www.vianetworks.com About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is a fast growing privately owned data-security software development company. Founded in 1997, Kaspersky Lab concentrates its efforts on the development of world-leading data-security technologies and software. The company's products include anti-virus software, personal firewalls and anti-spam software that together offer solutions to a wide spectrum of customers from home users to enterprise-wide networks. Kaspersky Lab markets, distributes and supports its software and services in more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information please visit www.kaspersky.comPress Contacts: Kaspersky Lab France
Helene Rambaud
helene.rambaud@kaspersky.com
Tel : 04 92 94 48 60
KASPERSKY LABS
Denis Zenkin
denis.zenkin@kaspersky.com
Tel: +7 095 797 87 00
VIA NET.WORKS
Emmanuel Sevray
esevray@vianetworks.fr
Tel: 01 49 04 25 19

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