SOURCE: Kaspersky Lab, Inc.

March 05, 2008 10:26 ET

Kaspersky Lab Delivers First Anti-Malware Solution Certified for Windows Server 2008

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that protect against all forms of malicious software, today announced that Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Server Enterprise Edition is the first to earn a Windows Server 2008 software certification. Windows Server 2008 certification guarantees that Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Server Enterprise Edition is fully compatible with this platform and provides the highest level of integration with its technologies.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Server Enterprise Edition helps businesses protect data on servers running under the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems (including x64 versions) from all types of malware. The product was designed specifically for corporate servers that experience heavy loads, and can be installed and used in networks of any size. Its reliability and effectiveness, combined with high performance and flexible administration, provide a unique level of protection for corporate servers running on the Windows Server platform.

"Microsoft is very pleased that Kaspersky Lab is a leading innovator, developing solutions that take advantage of the advanced security and core functionality of Windows Server 2008," said Steve Bell, senior product manager of Windows Server marketing at Microsoft. "By certifying its anti-virus solution, Kaspersky Lab is helping customers deploy their solutions on Windows Server 2008 with confidence."

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Server Enterprise Edition supports the Server Core installation mode and utilizes new and advanced Windows Server 2008 technologies such as Terminal Services, Remote Applications and Terminal Services Gateway, allowing for further optimization of malware scanning processes.

"Today Windows Server 2003 is the most popular operating system for servers in the world. We believe that Windows Server 2008 will eventually surpass its predecessor and become the new common standard for corporate servers," said Alexey Kalgin, deputy product marketing director at Kaspersky Lab. "We are proud that we are the first IT security company in the world to offer its clients a solution which is certified for Windows Server 2008."

Windows Server 2008 software certification consists of approximately 100 tests that independently confirm an application's compliance with best practices for compatibility, security, reliability, and availability on the new platform, while ensuring the software performs in a 64-bit environment. The certification identifies top-performing technologies that are ready to deploy in mission-critical environments. Details about Windows Server 2008 software certification, its test framework, and the Early Access Program are available at www.innovateonwindowsserver.com.

About Kaspersky Lab:

Kaspersky Lab 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 large enterprises, SMBs, home users and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of more than 100 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.

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Jennifer Jewett
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