Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, is pleased to congratulate Scuderia Ferrari on its triumph at the Formula One Grand Prix of Malaysia in Sepang on Sunday 25 March. Fernando Alonso finished the race in first place in his F2012 single-seater.
Commenting on the convincing victory, Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, said: “It gives me great pleasure to congratulate Scuderia Ferrari on this glorious win! This is the third season we’ve sponsored Ferrari’s racing teams, and with each season we become more and more inspired by their energy, drive, and winning strategies. We share many common values with Scuderia Ferrari, such as a thirst for innovation, a dedication to new technologies, and a commitment to achieving our goals, and this is the reason why it simply had to be Ferrari that we lent our support to. And for Alonso to come first when no one really expected it, well, this is just fantastic news. Congratulations to Fernando and the whole team! I’m sure this triumph will be the first of many and that the 2012 racing season will prove to be a winning one!”
About the sponsorship
Kaspersky Lab entered the world of motor racing in May 2010, sponsoring the AF Corse team (involved in the Le Mans Series Championship with Ferrari GT2 cars) and assuming the status of ‘Supplier’ to Scuderia Ferrari in Formula 1. Half a year later Kaspersky Lab became a ‘Sponsor’ of the team and the Kaspersky Lab logo appeared on Ferrari’s Formula One cars.
The companies have also released a co-branded product: Kaspersky Internet Security Special Ferrari Edition. This security solution comes with a Ferrari-style user interface and the Ferrari Virtual Academy video simulator game to align Kaspersky Lab’s best-of-breed anti-malware technologies with the world-famous image of Scuderia Ferrari.
The high-profile Kaspersky Lab logo featured on the car nose cones and sides, on the drivers’ overalls and team uniforms will be seen at all Formula One races in the 2012 and 2013 seasons. This is part of the new expanded sponsorship agreement between Scuderia Ferrari and Kaspersky Lab, which was unveiled at the final Formula One Grand Prix of the 2011 season in São Paulo.
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.securelist.com.