Kaspersky Lab and SafeNet announce integrated antivirus solution for unified security appliances

23 Nov 2005
Business News

Powered by the Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Engine QuickSec Anti-Virus provides advanced antivirus protection OEM for network equipment

SafeNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFNT), which sets the standard for information security, announced today the availability of QuickSec Unified Anti-Virus, an advanced antivirus solution that enables network equipment manufacturers to add an effective defense against virus threats to their security appliances.

QuickSec Unified Anti-Virus is seamlessly integrated into QuickSec Unified, the only integrated OEM security platform on the market that enables networking equipment manufacturers to build complete unified security appliances that include SSL VPN, IPSec VPN, Firewall, intrusion prevention and antivirus protection – all in a single device, with optional hardware security acceleration for enterprise-class performance.

QuickSec Unified Anti-Virus features best-of-breed antivirus technology from Kaspersky Lab, one of the most respected secure content solution developers in the market. Kaspersky® Anti-Virus is an embedded component in SafeNet's QuickSec Unified Anti-Virus solution. The award winning Kaspersky Anti-Virus engine deployed in QuickSec Unified Anti-Virus provides advanced virus protection for corporate email traffic – one of the main entry points for malicious code.

“We are pleased that SafeNet integrated the Kaspersky Anti-Virus engine into QuickSec Unified to provide OEMs with the most advanced email protection available today,” said Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Business Development Director at Kaspersky Lab. “This unique solution significantly increases overall network protection and return on investment for customers of the QuickSec Unified platform.”

The scale and economic impact of attacks by viruses, worms, and Trojans has grown significantly in recent years. QuickSec Unified Anti-Virus enables networking security solutions that scan traffic at the gateway in real-time for the presence of malicious code using heuristics, behavior emulation, and hourly updated antivirus signature database.

"With the integration of Kaspersky Lab's excellent antivirus engine, we can now provide the most comprehensive OEM security platform available to networking appliance manufacturers.” said Henk Pruim, Vice President and General Manager for SafeNet's OEM/Networking Business Unit. “QuickSec Unified delivers complete protection against blended network threats with world-class integrated security software and hardware that significantly reduces cost and time to market.”

QuickSec Unified Anti-Virus is a key component of SafeNet's fully integrated security systems for networking OEMs. SafeNet offers a wide range of security solutions for the telecommunications, SME, SOHO, ODM/OEM and eemiconductor markets with products that include QuickSec software development toolkits, SafeXcel hardware security co-processors and semiconductor IPs. This complete suite of integrated security hardware and software products enables vendors to build complete network security solutions while reducing total cost and time to market. For more information about QuickSec Anti-Virus, please visit www.safenet-inc.com/antivirus.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab (www.kaspersky.com) develops, produces and distributes secure content management solutions that protect customers from IT threats. Kaspersky Lab's products protect both home users and corporate networks from viruses, spyware, adware, Trojans, worms, hackers and spam. For many years now, the company has waged a battle against malicious programs, and in doing so has gained unique knowledge and skills that have resulted in Kaspersky Lab becoming a technology leader and acknowledged expert in the development of secure content management solutions. Today, Kaspersky Lab's products protect more than 200 million users worldwide and its technology is licensed by leading security vendors globally. To find out more about Kaspersky Lab, visit www.kaspersky.com.

About SafeNet, Inc.

SafeNet is a global leader in information security. Founded more than 20 years ago, the company provides complete security utilizing its encryption technologies to protect communications, intellectual property and digital identities, and offers a full spectrum of products including hardware, software, and chips. ARM, Bank of America, NetGear, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, Adobe, Samsung, Texas Instruments, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and scores of other customers entrust their security needs to SafeNet. For more information, visit www.safenet-inc.com.

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