Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 named Best New Product in the Middle East

13 Mar 2009
Product News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 has received a prestigious Choice of Channel 2008 Award in the Best New Product category.

The winners of the various Choice of Channel 2008 Awards were chosen by more than 1000 representatives from leading IT companies, major retail chains and computer stores based in the Middle East.

The results of the voting saw Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 win the Best New Product category, beating products such as Asus Eee PC, Dell E Series PC, and Linksys LELA.

“We are delighted to receive such a top award and we are grateful to our partners for their support,” said Garry Kondakov, Kaspersky Lab’s Managing Director, EEMEA. “Throughout 2008, Kaspersky Lab placed a lot of emphasis on developing the company’s business in the Middle East and Africa, and achieved some remarkable results – our sales in the region grew 410% compared to the previous year. The Choice of Channel 2008 Award is a clear reflection of Kaspersky Lab’s leading position in the Middle East’s IT market.”

Kaspersky Lab received another award from EMEA distributors in February 2009, with the company being named Software Vendor of the Year.

Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 were launched on the Middle East market in August 2008. A month and a half later, Arabic versions of the products were officially presented at GiTEX, an annual information technology exhibition in the Gulf States region. At the heart of the new generation of products is Kaspersky Lab’s new antivirus engine which dramatically increases system scanning speed.

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 . For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.

About Choice of Channel Awards

The Choice of Channel Awards was established in 2006 by the leading IT magazine Vendors and Resellers Middle East Africa, distributed in 40 countries across the region. Awards are given in 24 categories to IT industry companies – software developers, hardware manufacturers, distributors and partners – as well as individuals. More information is available at www.var-mea.com.