Kaspersky Lab is named the "Security Brand of the Year" by VAR magazine

Kaspersky Lab is named the "Security Brand of the Year" by VAR magazine

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, took the Security Brand of the Year award at the Channel Awards presented by Vendors and Resellers, an authoritative B2B magazine for the ICT marketplace in Middle East region.

The award is given to companies who achieve tremendous results in terms of regional brand equity through well directed product introductions, marketing programs and after sales service investments. Kaspersky Lab outperformed the competition in the region and took the 2009 award for the enormous impact that the Company has made on the market over the past year.

Commenting on this achievement, Tarek Kuzbari, Head of Kaspersky Lab Middle East, said: "This award illustrates our continuous efforts to provide better service to our partners and customers. The main focus of Kaspersky Lab's strategy is to maintain the outstanding quality of its products, provide effective protection to its users and to build up a global network of reliable partners. We are delighted to see that this strategy has proved its long-term effectiveness and made our company one of the major players in the IT security market globally".

The 2009 Vendors and Resellers Choice of Channel Awards is the 4th of its kind. Over the past three years, winners of these prestigious industry awards have been chosen through a transparent and exhaustive voting process, carried out over a 2-3 months period, making each of these awards a decisive and an indisputable endorsement of the popular verdict from the channel. Whilst in the past the awards have been decided by a combination of online and offline voting methods, this year's VAR Choice of Channel Awards saw an exceptional turnout via the online poll, which was hosted at www.varonline.com.

This year, the awards included twenty-six product categories with three new additions. The twenty-six award categories have been drawn up to cover a wide spectrum of achievements across the vendor, distributor, retailer and reseller communities. The poll to select the winner took place between16 October and 31 December 2009, with the winner being the company that polled the most votes.

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.

About VAR magazine

Over four years and more since its inception, VAR Magazine has emerged as the strongest B2B 0.Magazine in the Middle East region's IT channel. The magazine includes strategic editorial content that reflects market trends as well as helps communicate valuable business insights to readers, mostly decision makers in the channel. It offers a unique platform for communication of tactical sales and product information such as schemes, special channel offers, product specifications, new launches etc. The VAR Advantage is its broad and wide reach. The fact that over 5000 resellers from more than 40 countries are reading VAR, makes it definitely the most penetrative and fastest growing magazine in the region's IT channel. VAR's out of the box approaches in integrated communications have helped several leading brands as well as new entrants create a significant impact in a highly competitive marketplace.

05 Apr 2010