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December 01, 2009 09:00 ET

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

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2009) - Eugene Kaspersky created Kaspersky Lab to save the world from Internet threats and cybercriminals, and more than a decade later, his company has redefined how consumers and businesses alike perceive security threats and protection. Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that protect against all forms of malicious software, 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.

Kaspersky Lab has grown to become the world's largest privately held anti-malware company. 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 Kaspersky Lab Green Team Partner Program was built on the core principal that the Company should be a partner -- in every sense of the word -- to IT solution providers and distributors. 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.

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.


Eugene Kaspersky, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Kaspersky Lab

"When I founded Kaspersky Lab, partnership was the basis for everything we did and it continues to be today. 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!"

Robert C. DeMarzo

Senior Vice President and Editorial Director, Everything Channel

"With so many innovative channel executives in the industry today we've expanded our list to include 100 executives. 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."

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; the 25 Channel Sales Leaders -- hard charging executives who are driving their indirect organization and partners forward with sales and marketing initiatives; the 25 Most Innovative Executives -- individuals who exude innovation from either a technology or business strategy front; and the 25 Mavericks -- executives whose brash and bold thinking is changing the rules of the channel.

The Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry were selected by the editors of CRN.

Winners were announced in the November 30 issue of CRN. To read about the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry, go to

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 For the latest in-depth information on security threat issues and trends, please visit For the most up-to-date world security news, visit

About Everything Channel (,

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 (

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.

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