SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

D-Link Systems, Inc.

November 09, 2009 06:00 ET

D-Link Signs Kaspersky Lab to Its Global Alliance Program (GAP)

Agreement Designed to Enhance IT Network Leader's NetDefend™ and Unified Threat Management Business Products

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers and business, today announced its partnership with Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, as a technology partner under D-Link's Global Alliance Program.

The partnership allows D-Link to enhance and extend the capabilities of its unified threat management (UTM) solutions for its business product line. It also provides D-Link with extended anti-malware support for its NetDefend series, which is designed to guard network data against malicious attacks. In addition, the initiative calls for both companies to combine marketing efforts in the promotion of joint solutions, and develop additional complementary products and services.

"We are pleased to have a company like Kaspersky Lab join our Global Alliance Program," said AJ Wang, chief technology officer, D-Link. "They have proven themselves as a leading organization that offers a high level of knowledge, not just in Internet security but in anti-virus and mobile security as well."

"We welcome this opportunity to strengthen our business relations with D-Link," replied Peter Merkulov, Kaspersky Lab vice president of technology alliances. "As the ranks of cybercriminals continue to swell, it is only through the merging D-Link's networking expertise with our experience in fighting malware that we can protect those who trust us."

Prior to the alliance, D-Link and Kaspersky Lab had worked together, implementing Kaspersky Lab's SafeStream anti-malware solution into D-Link's DFL-260 and DFL-860 UTM appliances.

More information on D-Link's Global Alliance Program or how to join can be obtained online at

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Networks' headquarters are located at 2525 Meadowvale Boulevard, Mississauga, ON, L5N 5S2. Phone: (800) 354-6522 or (905) 829-5033. FAX (905) 829-5223. Internet

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the largest antivirus company in Europe. It delivers the world's most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and the industry's fastest outbreak response time 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

About Kaspersky SafeStream

Kaspersky Lab's SafeStream product is designed to detect the most widespread and dangerous viruses, Trojans, worms and other malware at wire speed. Kaspersky SafeStream is suitable for hardware acceleration architectures. It allows for the implementation of high performance, antivirus filters on platforms where traditional antivirus software is not available due to limitations in the architecture, processing power or memory. SafeStream can be used together with third-party pattern-matching engines to develop world-class, stream-based virus scanning solutions.

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