Kaspersky and Tarari enhance hardware protection

02 Mar 2006
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions announced that it is partnering with Tarari Inc., the award-winning acceleration company, to provide a hardware-accelerated version of the award-winning Kaspersky antivirus technology that will enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs) to dramatically increase the performance of their network security appliances. The acceleration technology built into Tarari's Content Processors allows appliances utilizing the new solution from Kaspersky Lab and Tarari to better protect both corporate email traffic and corporate web browsing – the key entry points for malicious code – with less impact on overall system performance.

"The ability to integrate Tarari's content-processing technology with Kaspersky antivirus technology enables our OEMs and ODMs to continue to build some of the most high performance antivirus solutions on the market," said Vitaly Bezrodnykh, business development director at Kaspersky Lab. "We welcome Tarari as the newest member of our +80 company-strong OEM customer portfolio. Enterprises that purchase a Kaspersky solution with Tarari acceleration will be better armed to keep up with the increasing number of viruses being unleashed everyday, without degrading the performance of their business-critical systems."

The scale and economic impact of attacks by viruses, worms, and Trojans continues to grow significantly each year. Kaspersky antivirus enables OEMs and ODMs to build highly reliable network security solutions to scan traffic at the gateway in real-time for the presence of malicious code. Tarari Content Processors can accelerate and offload virus scanning, allowing gateways and servers to continue to perform at optimal speeds.

Kaspersky Lab joins other Tarari-accelerated commercial solutions including – an intrusion prevention system (IPS) from Intoto, Inc., and an anti-spam solution from Mail-Filters, Inc. These solutions will enable OEMs and ODMs to design, develop, and sell comprehensive commercial unified threat management (UTM) solutions that offer integrated protection against the increasing number of blended Internet threats

"Tarari's content-processing silicon offers the plug-in horsepower developers need to reduce the costs and time required to build world-class, integrated security appliances," said Randy Smerik, CEO of Tarari, Inc. "With the addition of Kaspersky Lab's antivirus technology to our Tarari-accelerated intrusion prevention and anti-spam solutions, our OEM and ODM customers now have a comprehensive, high-performance network security platform that offers full protection without performance degradation."

About Tarari, Inc.

Tarari, Inc., the award-winning acceleration company headquartered in San Diego, Calif., USA, designs and produces Tarari Content Processors that accelerate and offload compute-intensive, complex algorithms used in XML/Web Services, Network Security and Digital Media environments. Tarari's product line includes boards, ASICs and software acceleration components designed for network equipment, appliance and server vendors as well as independent software vendors and enterprises. Tarari is a privately held company with venture backing from Crosspoint Venture Partners, Morgan Stanley Venture Partners, Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, Miramar Venture Partners, XMLFund, and Intel Capital. For more information, visit: www.tarari.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.