Eugene Kaspersky Named One of the Top 100 Most Influential Executives by Everything Channel's CRN

Eugene Kaspersky Named One of the Top 100 Most Influential Executives by Everything Channel's CRN

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, is proud to announce that CEO and co-founder Eugene Kaspersky was named one of the Most Influential Executives in the Industry by Everything Channel's CRN (USA).

Kaspersky Lab has grown to become the world's largest privately held anti-malware company. At present the company ranks among the world's top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Since founding the Company in 1997, Eugene Kaspersky has overseen the direction and development of the Kaspersky Lab technology by spending countless hours writing and designing software himself. As his team of researchers and software developers has steadily grown, Eugene Kaspersky took on the responsibilities of CEO. He remains closely involved in the software development process to ensure the technological direction of the Company matches the needs of Kaspersky Lab's partners and customers. Today, you are most likely to find Eugene Kaspersky meeting face-to-face with resellers, business owners, IT industry luminaries and aspiring software students as he travels the globe sharing the values of his Company, and ensuring Kaspersky Lab's solutions meet the real-world needs of the users he has pledged to protect from Internet threats.

Eugene Kaspersky attributes much of Kaspersky Lab's success to its 100 percent commitment to the channel. The Company's partner program is built to drive leads and sales opportunities, provide financing options, and share in-depth training, competitive comparisons, and other resources to help win deals and provide unmatched post-sale support to the end-user.

"When I founded Kaspersky Lab, partnership was the basis for everything we did and it continues to be today," said Eugene Kaspersky, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kaspersky Lab. "Partners are the key to our success and we are constantly striving to provide them with the tools they need to be successful, including constant improvements to our technology to ensure our customers are kept safe online. Receiving this recognition from Everything Channel's CRN as one of the most influential individuals is truly an honor. Congratulations to all of the executives who are recognized this year!"

The Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry listing recognizes the executives who have changed the way the channel does business today and in the future. This year's list salutes the 25 Most Influential Executives – individuals who are focused on innovation, as well as consistency and those overcoming remarkable challenges.

"With so many innovative channel executives in the industry today we've expanded our list to include 100 executives,” stated Robert C. DeMarzo, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "We've highlighted the most influential, the sales leaders, the most innovative as well as those who have changed the rules of the channel and Eugene Kaspersky is at the top of the list. We salute him and the other leaders for their hard work and devotion to the technology channel."

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the world's largest privately-held Internet Security company, providing comprehensive protection against all forms of IT threats such as viruses, spyware, hackers and spam. The company's products provide in-depth defense at work, at home and on the road for home and mobile users, small and medium sized businesses and large enterprises, protecting more than 250 million systems around the globe. Kaspersky technology is also incorporated inside the products and services of approximately 100 of the industry's leading IT, networking, communications and applications solution vendors. For further information about the company, please visit http://www.kaspersky.com. For the latest in-depth information on security threat issues and trends, please visit http://www.viruslist.com.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel is the one-stop shop for managing and accelerating technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)

United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion.

02 Dec 2009