Cambridge, United Kingdom, April 23, 2001 - Kaspersky Lab, an international data-security software-development company, introduces the new product line of its award-winning data-security software suite - Kaspersky® Anti-Virus. The new range of products reflects the company's new approach to the strategy of product marketing that implies maximum orientation to the specific needs of end-users.
According to the new product line, all Kaspersky Lab data-security programs are now divided into three main categories:
- For home users
- For small and medium size corporate networks
- For large enterprise-wide networks
The first category includes Kaspersky AV Lite (the light version of the famous virus hunter with renewed interface and designed especially for novice users), Kaspersky AV Personal (a comprehensive virus protection package for experienced users) and Kaspersky AV Personal Pro (the world's most complete set of cutting-edge anti-virus technologies that includes an anti-virus scanner, monitor, e-mail filter, script and integrity checkers, behavior blocker and Control Center). Kaspersky AV Personal and Personal Pro also are powered by the extended features for e-mail protection: both packages now include the module for virus detection and removal from Outlook Express mail databases.
Kaspersky AV Personal and Personal Pro are already available for purchase from the Kaspersky Lab online store as well as through the company's worldwide distribution network. Kaspersky AV Lite will only be available in the online store, OEM-packages or by special promotional programs.
Especially for the virus defense needs of small and medium-size businesses, Kaspersky Lab has developed Kaspersky Business Optimal package. It includes anti-virus software for workstations (Windows 95/98/ME, Windows 2000/NT Workstation, Linux, OS/2, MS Office 2000, and DOS), file and application servers (Windows 2000/NT Server, Linux, Novell NetWare, FreeBSD, and BSDi) and e-mail gateways (MS Exchange Server, Lotus Notes/Domino, Sendmail, Qmail, and Postfix). Also, the package is powered by an integrated software management system for centralized virus-protection deployment and control across the entire corporate network.
Kaspersky Business Optimal is a highly customizable solution for small and medium sized businesses that introduces an individual approach to meet a user's specific needs. A customer can choose the set of components to be included in the package that will significantly reduce the costs for acquiring the required virus protection software.
For large-scale enterprise-wide networks of any complexity, Kaspersky Lab now offers Kaspersky Corporate Suite. In addition to support for all the most popular operating systems and applications for workstations, file and application servers and e-mail gateways, Kaspersky Corporate Suite provides centralized filtering of incoming and outgoing network traffic passing through CVP-compatible firewalls (such as Check Point Firewall-1). Also, the package includes the unique Kaspersky WEB Inspector that guards corporate Web sites against any unauthorized changes and hacker attacks. During the year 2001, Kaspersky Corporate Suite will be significantly strengthened by distributed firewall software and, in the near future, a flexible network access-control system.
"The main distinctive feature of the package is the providing of customers with not only anti-virus defense, but a full-scale, comprehensive data-security solution for the entire enterprise," said Leonid Reznik, Kaspersky Lab Product Manager. "Kaspersky Corporate Suite is developed to operate especially within enterprise-wide networks of any size and complexity. It enables customers to integrate the comprehensive information security solution into the existing computing environment seamlessly, and to bring your network defense into compliance with specific business tasks and system requirements quickly and easily".
On-demand Kaspersky Corporate Suite can be supplied with a set of additional services that will help customers build a complete, comprehensive and full-scale information security solution for an enterprise-wide network. The set of services includes network inspection and network security assessment to identify the points most vulnerable for external intrusion, and customized security solutions based on Kaspersky Lab data-protection software to meet specific requirements. We also offer you personal consulting services regarding Kaspersky® Corporate Suite installation, configuring and operating, corporate training courses and extended technical support. As a result, you receive a complete information security solution ideally suited to your system requirements and specific business tasks.
In addition to the formal changes, the entire Kaspersky product line is powered by the unique universal technology, Tree-Chart, for interactive data representation. This technology is now implemented in all parts of Kaspersky Anti-Virus, including Scanner, Monitor, Control Center, Network Control Center, Updater, Office Guard and Inspector. As a result, users are provided with high definition, transparency and availability of settings, maximizing the ease and convenience of using the program.
As before, all registered users of Kaspersky AV will be provided with free daily anti-virus database updates via the Internet in real time, free round-the-clock technical support, free upgrades to new versions of the product they currently use, and guaranteed personal emergency-cure module development within 24 hours of the discovery of a new virus.