Kaspersky Lab and the VimpelCom Group announce the launch of an online subscription service

14 Dec 2009
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions and the VimpelCom Group, a leading Russian telecommunications operator providing voice communication, data transmission and broadband Internet access services, announce the launch of an online subscription service available to new subscribers of Beeline's Home Internet service. By using the service, new subscribers will be able to download and activate the latest versions of Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010.

As of 14 December 2009, every new subscriber to Beeline's Home Internet service will be able to take advantage of the latest Kaspersky Lab security products for PCs and laptops. Subscribers will have the opportunity to download, activate and customize either Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 or Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010, on a 30-day "try-before-you-buy" basis, via their personal account at provod.beeline.ru.

"A high level of online security is one of the key factors when choosing an ISP. Therefore we need to offer any new subscriber to Beeline's Home Internet service the most modern and reliable protection available against viruses, hacker attacks and other types of threats," said Diana Samoshkina, VimpelCom's Director for Marketing of Mass Market Internet Access Products and Fixed Communication Services.

The new online subscription service is based on Kaspersky Subscription Services (KSS), a Kaspersky Lab solution especially designed to make the subscription process quick and convenient for both the subscriber and the ISP.

"VimpleCom is one of the leading Russian telecommunications operators, both in terms of the scope of its main services and the quality of its additional services," said Stephane Le Hir, Vice-President of Consumer Business for Kaspersky Lab. "The introduction of a subscription service for antivirus products using Kaspersky Subscription Services confirms once again that Kaspersky Lab is an innovative company. One of the advantages of the offer is the flexibility of the subscription mechanism. Not only can the user subscribe to the service but they can also suspend it when the product is not in use."

Severen-City acted as Kaspersky Lab's technology partner for the integration of Kaspersky Subscription Services and VimpelCom's IT system.

About the VimpelCom Group

The VimpelCom Group consists of telecommunications operators providing voice and data services through a range of mobile, fixed and broadband technologies. The Group includes companies operating in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Georgia and Armenia, as well as in Vietnam and Cambodia. The VimpelCom Group has licenses to operate in territories with a total population of about 340 million. The Group companies provide services under the "Beeline" brand. VimpelCom was the first Russian company to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE"). VimpelCom's ADRs are listed on the NYSE under the symbol "VIP". "Beeline" brand ranks among 50 European most expensive brands and is one of the Top 100 global brands.

The VimpelCom Group offers integrated mobile and fixed communications services, long-distance and international communication, data transmission, Hi-Fi and Wi-Fi Internet access, including fiber-optic access technologies, Wi-Fi and networks of the third generation. VimpelCom's clients include private entities, small, medium-sized and large businesses, transnational companies and telecommunications operators.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab, the most popular Russian and major European developer of secure content management solutions, is among the top five vendors of information security software. The company's products securely protect the computers and mobile devices of over 250 million users worldwide. Its technologies are used in the products of the world's major vendors of software and hardware solutions. The Kaspersky Lab group of companies is headquartered in Moscow and has five regional divisions and many local offices.