Kaspersky Lab and Clearswift™ join forces to offer world-class Internet security to customers

24 Nov 2006
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, has signed a new partnership agreement with Clearswift, a market leader in content security and a long-standing partner of the company. According to the agreement, Kaspersky Lab will become Clearswift’s preferred antivirus technology partner and Clearswift will recommend the company’s award-winning security software directly to its worldwide customers.

An important milestone in Kaspersky Lab’s partnership with Clearswift was the release of Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 5.0 for MIMEsweeper, which integrates tightly with Clearswift MIMEsweeper to scan SMTP traffic in real time. The Kaspersky product is compatible with Clearswift’s MIMEsweeper for SMTP, MIMEsweeper for Domino, MIMEsweeper for Exchange and MIMEsweeper for Web. In addition, Kaspersky® Anti-Virus, which includes award-winning protection against malware, spyware and phishing, is delivered pre-loaded on Clearswift’s MIMEsweeper SMTP Appliance.

Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 5.0 for MIMEsweeper for SMTP provides real-time, high-speed antivirus scanning for all incoming SMTP traffic on servers that use Clearswift’s MIMEsweeper software, removing any malicious programs that it detects. It provides a built-in update mechanism to download signature updates from Kaspersky Lab servers on the Internet, either on demand or on schedule (every 30 minutes, hourly or every three hours depending on the settings). The solution can be configured and administered using the administration tools already available in Clearswift’s MIMEsweeper. These enable administrators to apply flexible security and administration policies to the protected network.

Kaspersky Lab is a global leader in terms of its virus detection rates, reaction time to new threats and frequency of signature updates, making it the natural choice of partner for Clearswift.

“Kaspersky Lab and Clearswift are a perfect fit both from a technology and a business perspective," says Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Business Development Director, Kaspersky Lab. Our antivirus solution is already integrated into Clearswift’s MIMEsweeper solution, so its speed of detection and effectiveness is already proven. The high performance of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.0 for MIMEsweeper for SMTP was key to this partnership. Our technology is scalable and can protect complex enterprise environments across many platforms and operating systems.”

”We are excited to provide Kaspersky’s technologies to our customers,” says Jon Lee, CEO of Clearswift. “We believe in working with vendors that have top-notch technology and Kaspersky fits that bill. We know that together our products provide true security against the threats on the Internet.”

“Clearswift and Kaspersky Lab are both channel-centric organizations," concludes Vitaly Bezrodnykh. This partnership was created with our channel partners in mind - it will create new opportunities for them to generate revenue. It will also significantly increase Kaspersky Lab’s visibility among Clearswift’s customers.”

Ian Kilpatrick, Managing Director of Kaspersky distributor Wick Hill, agrees: “The deal will increase the potential for revenue growth – it allows us to recommend two leading security technologies that are fully integrated, creating a more compelling offering.”

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the largest antivirus company in Europe. It delivers some of the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. The Company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and one of the industry’s fastest outbreak response times for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry’s leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at . For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.

About Clearswift™

Clearswift™ (www.clearswift.com) simplifies content security. Our products help organizations enforce best-practice email and web use, ensuring all traffic complies with internal policy and external regulations.

Our range of content filtering solutions makes it easy to deploy, manage and maintain no-compromise email and web security for both inbound and outbound traffic.

Clearswift™ is the only vendor to offer comprehensive, policy-based content security in all three deployment methods: as software, as an appliance and as a managed service.

All three platforms are designed to take the hassle out of securing internet traffic, with a clear, intuitive management interface; automatic, 'zero-touch' updates; powerful reporting and common-sense policy management.

Twenty years of experience across 15,000 organizations has helped us raise security standards while simplifying security management at the same time.

We've helped many of the world's most successful organizations use the internet with confidence and are committed to staying ahead of the market and helping our customers defend against all emerging threats.

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