SOURCE: Kaspersky Lab Americas

Kaspersky Lab Americas

November 09, 2009 11:00 ET

Kaspersky Lab Announces Compatibility With Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 for SMB and Enterprise Customers

Kaspersky Open Space Security R2 Brings State-of-the-Art Anti-Malware Protection to Windows Workstations and File Server Endpoints, With Superior Speed and Intuitive Management Console

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions, and Platinum sponsor of the Microsoft New Efficiency Launch, today announced that its Kaspersky Open Space Security Release 2 product suite is fully compatible with Windows Server 2008 R2, as well as Windows 7 environments. Businesses of all sizes that are deploying Microsoft's new offerings can now use Kaspersky Lab's advanced and efficient endpoint protection technology, which is managed through a new administration console that gives IT managers more visibility and control than ever before over all facets of the network.

"As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Kaspersky Lab has focused its efforts on delivering a stable, fully-functional security suite that offers seamless protection on Day 1 of Microsoft's new product availability," said Alexey Kalgin, Head of Corporate Product Marketing, Kaspersky Lab. "Businesses using Kaspersky Open Space Security R2 will benefit greatly from Kaspersky Lab's strategic relationship with Microsoft, and the significant improvements we have made to our anti-virus performance and management console capabilities, which include fast deployment and new reporting capabilities, will be equally evident."

More than ever before, new economic realities are forcing all businesses to do more with less. IT managers are confronted daily with challenging dilemmas, including "how to balance network protection with user productivity," and "maintain mediocre end-point security solutions instead of managing a long and costly removal and installation process." With those challenges in mind, Kaspersky Lab has introduced Kaspersky Open Space Security (KOSS) Release 2 -- comprised of:

--  Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0 - A newly renovated management
    console that offers more visibility and control than ever before over all
    facets of the network, built to streamline time-consuming policy management
    tasks.  This central management console is fully-operational with Windows
    network environments, including new Microsoft server and client operating
--  Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations 6.0 Release 2 - The
    latest malware detection technology to block and remove threats targeting
    endpoints. This software is Microsoft-certified to be fully compatible with
    Windows 7.
--  Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Fileservers 6.0 Release 2 - Advanced
    proactive and reactive protection for servers offering significant
    performance enhancements. This software received "Works with Windows Server
    2008 R2" compatibility certification from Microsoft.

Both Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstation 6.0 Release 2 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Fileservers 6.0 Release 2 have also been designated by Microsoft Corp. as Windows 7 "Front Runner" products for being among the first products to achieve compatibility certifications with the new server and client versions of Windows.

"Kaspersky Lab worked with Microsoft from the outset to ensure their products are ready for Windows 7. We are very pleased with their initiative in delivering new products that are certified to run on our new operating systems," said Eric Jewett, director, Windows Server and Tools Services Division, Microsoft Corp. "More importantly, our corporate clients really appreciate the fact that they don't have to wait for their end-point security vendor as they prepare to deploy Windows 7."

Kaspersky Administration Kit version 8.0 -- Swiftly Deployed, Easily Managed Security

The powerful new version of Kaspersky Lab's console provides centralized management for security policy, with a new interface and dashboards that provide real-time visibility into networks of all sizes. Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0 features more than 40 new and significantly improved features for rapid deployment, management and reporting, providing functionality that ranges from endpoint discovery to device management. Taking the pain out of the "rip-and-replace" process, the easy-to-use deployment tools of the Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0 provide a clear picture of which machines are running on a network, simple removal of unauthorized or incompatible software, and wizard-based guidance for deploying new software across an organization. Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0 is scalable for small organizations, or up to hundreds of thousands of nodes.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations 6.0 and File Servers 6.0 Release 2 -- Unmatched Protection and Performance

Striking a balance between efficiency and protection has never been more imperative as IT budgets stay tight, user productivity remains paramount, and the threat to business' has become increasingly virulent and adaptive. Kaspersky Lab has become synonymous with the highest quality of malware detection and removal in the IT industry. With Release 2, Kaspersky Lab once again reaffirms its core heritage with a new class of anti-virus engine to deliver the most elevated level of protection and performance for business security. Kaspersky Lab's Release 2 products for Workstations and File Servers provide superior protection from emerging threats, all while offering scanning speeds significantly faster than previous versions of Kaspersky Lab products, all of which is well-ahead of the competition.

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

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information