Kaspersky Lab Honored as LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award Finalist

08 Aug
Product News

Awards to be announced at upcoming LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco - company exhibiting at booth #110

Woburn, Mass. – August 8, 2005 – Kaspersky Lab, home of one of the world's foremost Internet security labs, today announced that its Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Version 5.5 for Mail Server, File Server and Workstations for Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD has received a nomination for “Best Security Solution” in the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards. Finalists were selected by a group of respected industry experts managed by LinuxWorld Magazine. The LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards recognize product and service innovations by LinuxWorld exhibitors, and winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo® in San Francisco. Kaspersky Lab will be exhibiting their line of Linux and Open Source solutions at the show at booth #110.

“We believe that Linux protection needs to be available at all levels of a corporate network, from Linux gateways and mail servers to file servers and workstations. We also view Linux protection as a critical first line of defense for the Windows environments they may serve,” said Steve Orenberg, President, Kaspersky Lab, Inc. “Being recognized by the industry is a great honor for us and clearly validates the need for a Linux security solution and Kaspersky's dedication to securing the environment.”

Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 5.5 leverages a strong foundation of years of open source security and research from the Kaspersky Lab offices based in Europe. Users can choose between two types of antivirus databases – standard and extended, protecting against all forms of attack, including: viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans and other malware, along with the remote administration tools that can be used by hackers and other potentially hostile programs. Kaspersky Lab's antivirus database and application update module includes technology to scan the integrity and usability of downloaded databases to reduce network traffic and improve overall performance. Additional information about Kaspersky Anti-Virus Version 5.5 can be found on the at www.kaspersky.com.

About Kaspersky Lab, Inc.

Headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, Kaspersky Lab, Inc. delivers the industry's most immediate protection against Internet-born viruses, spyware and threats. Kaspersky Lab is unmatched in the speed that it detects and disarms even the most sophisticated new attacks. Kaspersky Lab offers complete security protection with advanced antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, and firewall capabilities, supported by rapid response and automated hourly updates from its world renowned virus detection lab. Kaspersky Lab is the software of choice as the antivirus engine behind many of the industry's leading security solutions, protecting more than 75 million users worldwide. The company provides live 24x7x365 tech support from engineers with 15+ years of leading anti-virus lab research experience. Superior round-the-clock protection, ease of use, robust functionality, and cost-effectiveness make Kaspersky Lab products ideal protection for small and medium sized businesses. www.kaspersky.com

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