ComGuard signs distribution agreement with Kaspersky Lab, bringing the leading antivirus solution to the Middle East region

05 Jun 2006
Business News

The trend of using multi-layered antivirus protection to implement a comprehensive antivirus solution continues to drive market growth in the Middle East

Dubai, UAE, May 25, 2006 ComGuard, the Middle East region’s leading IT security solutions provider has teamed up with Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions. The agreement will see ComGuard acting together with its business partners on a regional level with the antivirus solution from Kaspersky Lab as a Value Added distributor.

Despite all the measures taken today by enterprises and government entities the problems of viruses, Trojans, worms and spyware are still on the rise and a change in this trend is not foreseen. Therefore it is of the utmost importance to implement the optimal solution for protection against such threats.

Almost all enterprises use an antivirus solution of one kind or another today to protect themselves; however, security breaches still occur. That is an indication that there are differences in the quality and performance of the different solutions used. Each user needs to be diligent to make sure that the optimal solution is implemented, which is mostly dependent upon the total detection rate and speed of update of those solutions.

The successful detection and interception of malware depends on timely research. Kaspersky Lab has one of the largest collections of virus signatures in the world with over 184,000 samples and counting. The multinational antivirus and virus laboratory research teams work together to continually update the collection and develop antivirus tools. Kaspersky Lab is a proven campaigner against viruses, spyware and other malware, always responding proactively to the newest threats.

Antivirus databases are updated hourly, round the clock. During outbreaks, urgent updates will be issued in as little as thirty minutes after the newest threat appears. If a customer forwards a suspicious object or an object infected by a previously unknown virus to Kaspersky Lab, the company releases either an exclusive treatment module or confirmation that the object is harmless within 24 hours.

“For several years, we at ComGuard have seen it as our primary mission to provide our clients with the best state of the art technology to counter security threats”, says Herbert Kamensky, Managing Director of ComGuard. “We are sure that with Kaspersky Lab’s comprehensive and easy to use solutions we have selected the optimal protection for our clients”.

“We are glad to have added ComGuard as a Value Added Distributor with its wide reach of Channel Partners for the Middle East region”, says Maxim Shirokov, Kaspersky Lab’s Business Development Manager of Middle East & Africa. “The highly skilled staff of our partner will allow us to penetrate the regional market while assuring high quality of the implementations and with it the satisfaction of our clients.”

Kaspersky Lab’s products enjoy popularity across all industries. Many large international government and commercial organizations such as La Poste (France), Airbus Industries (EU), Central Bank of Russia, Foreign Ministry of Italy, BBC Worldwide (UK), Telecom Italia, France Telecom, Lukoil and Gazprom use solutions provided by Kaspersky Lab.

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 COMGUARD

ComGuard FZ – LLC is a professional security solutions provider offering technology-driven security solutions to Middle East and Africa businesses and government organizations with cost-effective, cutting-edge solutions for securing the customers business. ComGuard security services and solutions use the very best combination of tools and techniques to design and deliver our solutions to the customers.

For further information, please contact:


Kaspersky Lab HQ
10/1, 1st Volokolamsky Proezd
123060 Moscow Russian Federation
Email: maxim.shirokov@kaspersky.com
T: + 7 495 797 8700 - 10.00-18.30 Moscow time
Attn: Maxim Shirokov

ComGuard FZ - LLC
IT security solutions
T: +971 4 391 6400
F: +971 4 391 6867
Email: office@comguard.net
Attn: Wafa Mahdi