Mail.Ru Group (MAIL:LI, listed since November 5, 2010; founded in 1998) is a market leader in the Russian segment of the Internet (according to ComScore, in September 2011 Russia was Europe's largest Internet market). Among the customers of the Group's projects are almost 84% of the Russian Internet users (ComScore, December 2011). Furthermore, Mail.Ru Group is one of the top 5 world's largest internet companies when ranked by page views (ComScore, December 2011).
Through its Communitainment strategy, Mail.Ru Group is developing a unified integrated platform for web services dedicated to communications and entertainment. The company owns two out of three largest Russian social networks - Odniklassniki and Moi Mir (TNS, December 2011); two leading Russian instant messengers - Mail.Ru Agent and ICQ; a leading email service, one of the largest Russian web portals (ranked by daily and monthly audience, as per TNS, December 2011), and many huge online games.
Furthermore, Mail.Ru Group holds shares of stock of VKontakte (39.99%) and Qiwi (21,35%), as well of minority shares in Facebook, Groupon and Zynga, as well as a number of large Russian and Ukrainian internet companies.
Mail.Ru Email, a project of Mail.Ru Group, is the largest free email service in the Russian segment of the Internet. Its features include an unlimited mailbox size, email attachments of up to 20 gigabytes, anti-malware and anti-spam protection (including individual protection), GUI and email themes, and many others. The monthly project audience (TNS, December 2011) reaches 25.2 million users, making it one of the world's five largest email services when ranked by daily audience, according to ComScore data.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus in Mail.Ru
Mail.Ru's email service uses Kaspersky Lab's products to protect its users from malware.
Kaspersky Lab's anti-malware core scans the mail for dangerous objects and blocks all currently known malicious programs. It also contains cutting-edge proactive technologies for protection from the newest malware with as-yet unknown signatures. Together, hourly updates, scanning of archives and packed files, and state of the art Kaspersky anti-malware core technologies make Mail.ru a safe and reliable email service.
'We've been long-time partners with Kaspersky Lab and we entrust the anti-malware protection of our users' email to them', - says the Head of Mail.Ru's email division, Sergey Martynov. - 'Over the years we became sure that we had made a right choice: Kaspersky Lab's anti-malware core blocks an absolute majority of malicious files, demonstrating the best quality and effectiveness among the competing solutions. Thanks to the convenience of Kaspersky Anti-Virus SDK, we were able to integrate the anti-malware core into our own IT environment, thus ensuring high performance of the solution.'
Integrated technology: Kaspersky Anti-Virus SDK