Network Engines and Kaspersky Lab Partner to Bring Proactive Protection Against Malware to the NS9200 Series

24 Jul 2006
Business News

Partnership to extend Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus and anti-malware protection to Network Engines NS Series™ Security Appliances

Canton, MA – July 18, 2006 – Network Engines, Inc. (NASDAQ: NENG), the leading appliance partner for Microsoft® security solutions, and Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, have formed a partnership to extend Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus and anti-malware protection to Network Engines NS Series™ Security Appliances. Kaspersky Lab delivers award-winning enterprise-class malware protection that protects users, client devices, servers, and network infrastructure against viruses, Trojans, spyware and hacker attacks.

"We are proud to bring the antivirus expertise of Kaspersky Lab to our NS9200 Series appliances," says Greg Shortell, CEO of Network Engines. "With this new enhancement to our awardwinning NS Series product line, users will now have added protection against the risk of viruses running free on the Internet. Kaspersky Lab's experience in enterprise security, combined with the integrated Websense® Web Security Suite™, gives the NS Series the ability to scale to deployments exceeding 20,000 users. These added capabilities reinforce our commitment to deliver comprehensive security for the Microsoft-based web and messaging infrastructures that global enterprises rely on everyday."

More than 200 million users rely on Kaspersky® Anti-Virus software for its unmatched rapid response to the newest malware threats. Kaspersky Lab offers the highest virus detection rates, ensuring that data transferred across the Internet among servers and client devices is safe against malicious content.

“Our aggressive approach to malware detection, benchmark-setting response times and our extensive work with best-in-class partners, such as Network Engines, provides Internet users with cutting edge solutions for layered defense and unparalleled protection against all types of cyber threats,” says Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Business Development Director of Kaspersky Lab.

NS Series Security Appliances are a family of multi-function security platforms providing an advanced application-layer firewall, VPN, and web cache capabilities to maximize protection for core Microsoft applications including Web Caching, Exchange Server, SharePoint® Portal Server, and Internet Information Services (IIS). Integrated with the full Websense Web Security Suite and Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Microsoft ISA Server 2004, the appliances are exceptional web caches, accelerating access to frequently requested web content while blocking spyware, viruses, worms, and Trojan horses from infected websites.

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.

Network Engines - THE Appliance Company

Network Engines appliances are designed to ease the deployment, enhance manageability, and increase security of mission critical software applications. Our heritage of providing technology products and services tailored supporting to the entire lifecycle of our customers appliances has made us the appliance partner of choice for software market leaders. Founded in 1997, Network Engines is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts and trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol NENG.� For more information about the Company's products and services visit: www.networkengines.com.

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Joni Moore, for Network Engines, Inc.
508-308-7900
joni.moore@networkengines.com

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