Kaspersky Lab provides free security solutions for personal Acer notebook users

18 Dec 2008
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that Acer Thailand has chosen Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 for bundling with all Acer notebook computers sold through retail channels in Thailand.

All retail customers buying Acer notebooks in Thailand will receive a copy of the newest version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus – KAV 2009 – with a 12-month user license without charge to Acer customers. Personal customers buying Acer notebooks in Thailand will now enjoy all the benefits provided to Kaspersky Lab product users, including discounts for future license renewal and upgrades to Kaspersky Internet Security 2009, as well as free technical support from Kaspersky Lab’s local Distributor, ICOM TECH CO., LTD.

Kaspersky Lab’s multiple award-winning personal products, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2009, are built on a completely new antivirus engine which dramatically increases system scanning speed. Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 also incorporates an innovative application activity filtration module based on HIPS (Host-based Intrusion Prevention System) technology together with an improved firewall, an anti-spam module and a parental control module.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 were developed in line with the system requirements for Windows Vista and are fully compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the operating system. Moreover, the new products’ low consumption of system resources is optimal for portable computers, resulting in a longer battery lifetime.

"Although Kaspersky Lab only entered the Thai consumer market this year, we are happy to state that our products have already become the most popular personal security solutions in the country. We are proud that Acer, one of the world’s leading and most admired notebook brands, has chosen Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 for bundling with its entire range of consumer notebooks in such a highly promising market as Thailand," said Ms Gun Suk Ling, Director of Channel, South East Asia. "I am happy to see our collaboration with Acer, and I believe this partnership will benefit both our companies. I am confident that Thai customers will enjoy the world-renowned level of protection provided by Kaspersky Lab’s newest products. We will be looking forward to enhancing our collaboration with Acer in the nearest future to bring greater value and security to our users."

"With our commitment to empowering our customers, Acer understands the needs of IT users not only in terms of hardware but such necessary applications as operating systems, business suites and security solutions. We selected Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus software, the number one selling brand in Europe and Taiwan, to bundle with our consumer desktops and Aspire notebooks. Our customers will be able to use an effective security solution on their PCs and at the same time receive a high quality service from Kaspersky Lab. We are certain that our customers will be very satisfied with the offer," said Mr. Nitipat Praweenwongwuthi, Senior Marketing Manager at Acer Computer Co., Ltd.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab delivers the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and the industry’s fastest outbreak response time 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.

About Acer

Since its founding in 1976, Acer has constantly pursued the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Focused on marketing its brand-name IT products around the globe, Acer ranks as the world's No. 3 vendor for total PCs and No. 2 for notebooks, with the fastest growth among the top-five players. A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to Acer’s continued growth, while the successful mergers of Gateway and Packard Bell complete the company’s global footprint by strengthening its presence in the U.S., and enhancing its strong position in Europe. Acer Inc. employs 5,000 people worldwide. 2007 revenues reached US$14.07 billion.