Iolo Technologies announces Kaspersky Lab as a strategic partner for new version of award-winning utilities - System Mechanic 5 Professional

22 Sep 2004
Business News

System MechanicR 5 Professional offers the best PC maintenance tools available and now integrates Kaspersky virus protection with hourly antivirus database updates

IoloR Technologies, LLC, a leading developer and manufacturer of software products designed to enhance the performance and security of PCs running the MicrosoftR Windows operating systems, today announced that it will include award-winning Kaspersky Lab' virus protection and firewall technology in the latest version of its award-winning PC system maintenance utility software - System MechanicR 5 Professional. An arsenal of system tools, System Mechanic Professional fixes, maintains, optimizes, protects, and enables PCs to run faster, cleaner and error-free.

System Mechanic 5 Professional gives computer users complete PC service and security in one easy to use solution. A totally integrated suite of powerful PC tools that enables PCs to run smoothly, fast, and error-free, System Mechanic 5 Professional also protects against viruses, hackers, e-mail worms, and Internet threats; eliminates dangerous spyware and malware parasites; ensures personal and internet privacy and security; recovers lost or deleted files, photos, music, and email; and more.

With up to several hundred new viruses appearing every week, users will get total and always-up-to-date protection from viruses, trojans, worms, and other malware. Totally integrated virus protection with Kaspersky Lab' proven technology, completely automatic hourly virus updates, low memory use, and advanced defences for Internet and e-mail protection round out the broad list of security tools and features that now make System Mechanic 5 Professional powered with Kaspersky Lab' developments the ideal solution for PC maintenance and security.

'We are very pleased to be integrated with iolo's new System Mechanic 5 Professional,' said Kaspersky Lab' Business Development Director Vitaly Bezrodnykh. 'Over the last five years, the number of malicious programs which KasperskyR Anti-Virus databases detect has increased almost 80 times. This is because up to several hundred new viruses appear every week. More importantly, many viruses spread lightning fast penetrating the whole addressable audience on the Internet as fast as in a few hours. Therefore it has become of utmost importance that PC users can have their virus protection updated on timely basis. By announcing hourly updates to its anti-virus databases, first in the industry, Kaspersky Lab has significantly raised PC users' protective shield from the industry's typical once a day update frequency.'

Alongside scheduled hourly updates, Kaspersky Lab also releases additional urgent updates for antivirus databases. These updates are a rapid response to virus epidemics, providing protection within minutes of threatening virus activity being detected.

System Mechanic 5 Professional also integrated a state-of-the-art Internet firewall from Kaspersky Lab, which prevents unauthorized access to PCs from the Internet and stops hackers from destroying, stealing, or corrupting users' information.

Chief Information Officer Scott Yenor of iolo technologies commented, 'Iolo is focused on providing our customers with superior quality and innovation in technology. The partnership with Kaspersky Lab and integration of their award-winning anti-virus solution into System Mechanic 5 Professional represents our ongoing commitment to producing the highest quality products available today.'

Over the past several years, iolo software products, including the award-winning System Mechanic, have earned awards including Home Office Computing's 'Best Utility of 2000 Award' and multiple Editor's Choice awards and high review ratings, including recognitions from PC World, PC Magazine, ZDNet, and CNet. iolo's products are available for purchase through a number of leading retail channels across the United States and Canada, including AAFES, Amazon, Best Buy, CompUSA, Fry's Electronics, Hastings, Micro Center, Office Depot, OfficeMax and Wal-Mart. They are also available on a worldwide scale via Internet ESD, mail order, resellers, VARs, and other global outlets.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is an international software-development company offering advanced products against viruses, hackers, and spam for a wide spectrum of customers, from home users to enterprise-wide networks. For 15 straight years the company has waged a battle against computer viruses, and in doing so has gained unique knowledge and skills that have led to Kaspersky Lab becoming a technology leader and acknowledged expert in the development of external threat defenses.

About iolo technologies, LLC

Established in 1998, the privately held iolo technologies, LLC (www.iolo.com) develops, manufactures, sells, and supports software products designed to enhance the performance and security of PCs running Microsoft Windows operating systems. In 2004, iolo technologies was recognized as a member of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, which ranks the 50 fastest growing technology companies by geographic region. The company's software includes the award-winning System Mechanic, System Mechanic Professional, Search and Recover, System Shield, DriveScrubber, and Macro Magic software product lines.