Kaspersky Lab announces the official opening of a regional office in Southeast Asia

07 Oct 2008
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces the official opening of its regional office in Southeast Asia. In line with the opening, Gun Suk Ling, previously the Director of Channel of Kaspersky Lab in Southeast Asia, is now the Managing Director of the Southeast Asia office, located in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Kaspersky Lab also simultaneously announces the official opening of its regional Demo Lab, housed within the Petaling Jaya office. The fully-equipped Demo Lab is capable of simulating any corporate environment or scenario requested by clients and provides them with a comprehensive demonstration of Kaspersky Lab’s range of products for SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing industry. The Demo Lab will also function as a client training centre.

The decision to establish the regional office and Demo Lab for Southeast Asia in Petaling Jaya was made due to Malaysia’s central location in the region and Kaspersky Lab’s especially strong position and long history in this country. In addition, Kaspersky Lab has been cooperating with the Malaysian government for several years and is an active member of the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber-Terrorism (IMPACT), which is headquartered in Malaysia.

Kaspersky Lab has already been successful in Southeast Asia for over 10 years. Major government organisations, such as the Ministry of Education of Malaysia, are among the company’s clients in the region. Kaspersky Lab’s award-winning products are quickly gaining popularity in Southeast Asia and their market share is rapidly growing throughout the entire region.

The full-strength Kaspersky Lab regional office in Southeast Asia has the important tasks of providing partners and users in the region with the most comprehensive support and extending the range of available services. Currently, Kaspersky Lab collaborates with 12 distributors and thousands of resellers throughout Southeast Asia. A direct company presence in the region will make it possible to establish closer cooperation with its partners and improve the quality of technical and marketing support. Additionally, Kaspersky Lab's constant presence in Southeast Asia will make it possible to provide its clients with even more effective protection from local IT threats.

Suk Ling

Gun Suk Ling

“I am glad to be a part of the Kaspersky Lab Asia-Pacific regional division, which comprises a dynamic and enthusiastic team of professionals and experts,” says Gun Suk Ling, the new Managing Director of the Southeast Asia office. “Our regional office will allow us to increase our presence and awareness in both consumer and corporate segments and provide our partners and clients in the region with the highest level of services, support and care. I believe now that Kaspersky Lab has opened an office for Southeast Asia, our company will be able to strengthen its position in the region even further.”

Harry Cheung, Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab Asia-Pacific, who was present at the official opening of the regional office, says, “We believe that Gun Suk Ling’s appointment as the new Managing Director will boost Kaspersky Lab’s presence in Southeast Asia. Her vast experience and comprehensive understanding of the value of the channel, coupled with the full support of Kaspersky Lab Asia-Pacific, will help in creating more market awareness in Southeast Asia, one of Kaspersky Lab’s most promising markets worldwide.”

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 www.kaspersky.com. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.