Kaspersky Lab partners with Sensory Networks to deliver new accelerated antivirus solution

28 Feb 2006
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, and Sensory Networks, the leader in acceleration technology for network security applications, today announced a partnership that results in an accelerated antivirus solution available to network security appliance vendors. Sensory's NodalCore-accelerated Kaspersky® Anti-Virus (ncKAV) assures end-users better protection against malware that can penetrate networks via email or web browsing – without impacting network performance or sacrificing accuracy.

Ideal for Gigabit appliances and gateway security products, ncKAV is a high-performance antivirus scanner that utilizes antivirus detection technology by Kaspersky Lab and content scanning acceleration technology by Sensory to detect the most widespread and dangerous viruses. Gateway detection of viruses prevents most infections from ever reaching the desktop.

ncKAV will boost that effectiveness by leveraging the industry's top-ranked virus detection rates, fastest response time and the market's only hourly updates from Kaspersky. With ncKAV, gateway products are able to scan network traffic for the most dangerous viruses at unprecedented network speeds. Scanning up to 12,000 files per second, ncKAV demonstrates throughputs up to 900Mbps with a full database loaded.

"By combining Sensory's expertise in hardware acceleration with our award-winning antivirus technology, network security appliance vendors can build reliable, best-of-breed, high-performance products that improve network protection against viruses and worms," said Vitaly Bezrodnykh, business development director at Kaspersky Lab. "As a result, organizations can deploy Sensory-accelerated Kaspersky Lab antivirus software and rest assured that traffic entering the network is free from worms, viruses and latency due to overloaded security scans."

Security attacks are growing in number and size and also causing greater financial impact to organizations worldwide. According to The Computer Virus Prevalence Survey, in 2003 almost a third of businesses worldwide had suffered a virus disaster, defined as 25 or more computers infected by a single virus in the same incident, costing an average of almost $100,000 to clean up each time.

As companies look to shore up defenses and put defense-in-depth at the gateway, the unintended consequence can be a downgrade in network performance. By hardware-accelerating Kaspersky Lab's antivirus technology with Sensory, companies can enjoy nearly wire-speed performance and know that they haven't compromised on accuracy or overall security. Sensory's products offload and accelerate content scanning applications to keep network traffic performing at optimal speed.

"Sensory is committed to providing network security vendors the best security applications on its NodalCore hardware acceleration platform. Kaspersky Lab is a leader in antivirus offering immediate protection from Internet-borne viruses and threats," said Matt Barrie, chief executive officer at Sensory. "Together, Sensory and Kaspersky deliver OEMs the explosive combination needed to compete in the network security arena – a recognized anti-virus solution that meets the performance requirements mandated by the speed of business today."

About Sensory Networks

Sensory Networks is a leading OEM provider of high performance network security acceleration technology. The company's NodalCore® hardware acceleration products include a broad range of chipsets, accelerated software libraries, PCI acceleration cards and appliance platforms for Antivirus, Antispam, Antispyware, Content Filtering, Firewalls and Intrusion Detection/Prevention systems. Sensory's products allow application developers and network equipment vendors to build higher performance, more accurate, broader coverage network security products without the substantial cost and risk associated with development of specialized hardware. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Sensory Networks has regional offices in London, Sydney and Beijing. For more information visit www.sensorynetworks.com.

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.