Kaspersky Lab Delivers First Antivirus Solution Certified for Windows Server 2008

28 Feb
Product News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that its antivirus solution Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Server Enterprise Edition is the first to earn a Windows Server 2008 software certification. Windows Server 2008 certification guarantees that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Server Enterprise Edition is fully compatible with this platform and provides the highest level of integration with its technologies. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Server Enterprise Edition was one of more than 300 applications that were eligible for certification based on participation in the Microsoft Early Access Program (EAP) for Windows Server 2008 Software Certification.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Server Enterprise Edition helps businesses protect data on servers running under the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems (including x64 versions) from all types of malicious programs. The product was designed specifically for high-performance corporate servers that experience heavy loads, and can be installed and used in corporate networks of any size. Its reliability and effectiveness, combined with high performance and flexible administration, provide a unique level of protection for corporate servers running on the Windows Server platform.

"Microsoft is very pleased that Kaspersky Labs is a leading innovator, developing solutions that take advantage of the advanced security and core functionality of Windows Server 2008," said Steve Bell, senior product manager of Windows Server marketing at Microsoft. " By certifying their anti-virus solution, Kaspersky Lab is helping customers deploy their solutions on Windows Server 2008 with confidence."

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Server Enterprise Edition supports the Server Core installation mode and utilizes new and advanced Windows Server 2008 technologies such as Terminal Services, Remote Applications and Terminal Services Gateway, allowing for further optimization of malware scanning processes.

“Today Windows Server 2003 is the most popular operating system for servers in the world. We believe that Windows Server 2008 will eventually surpass its predecessor and become the new common standard for corporate servers,” says Alexey Kalgin, deputy product marketing director at Kaspersky Lab. “And we are proud that we are the first IT-security company in the world to offer its clients a solution which is certified for Windows Server 2008.”

Windows Server 2008 software certification consists of approximately 100 tests that independently confirm an application's compliance with best practices for compatibility, security, reliability, and availability on the new platform, while ensuring the software performs in a 64-bit environment. The certification identifies top-performing technologies that are ready to deploy in mission-critical environments. Details about Windows Server 2008 software certification, its test framework, and the Early Access Program are available at www.innovateonwindowsserver.com.

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.viruslist.com.