SOURCE: Kaspersky Lab, Inc.

November 16, 2007 09:16 ET

Kaspersky Lab Named One of the Most Promising Technology Ventures in the World as a "Red Herring 100 Global" Finalist

Finalists to Be Celebrated at Red Herring Global '07 in Seattle, Washington

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2007) - Red Herring Magazine announced today that Kaspersky Lab, a leading provider of Internet threat management solutions that protect against viruses, spyware, hackers and spam, has been short-listed for the Red Herring 100 Global 2007 Awards. Red Herring 100 winners and finalists from North America, Europe and Asia of the last three years were eligible for this award. Kaspersky, included as one of the Red Herring 100 Europe in 2006, has made the final group this year because of its outstanding achievements, and the Magazine is honored to announce it is one of the most promising technology firms in the world.

"Red Herring continually identifies truly innovative technologies and we are extremely honored that our efforts have been recognized on a global scale," said Eugene Kaspersky, CEO, Kaspersky Lab. "This is a great validation to our overall company mission, which is to make the Internet a safer place through both our technology and education to the community about Internet threats and the dangers of cybercrime."

The Red Herring editorial team used a very competitive process to whittle down this pool of 1800 eligible promising companies to the 200 finalists of this first-time award. Evaluations were made on both quantitative and qualitative criteria such as financial performance, innovation, management, global strategy, and ecosystem integration. The names of the 200 companies short-listed as finalists for the "Red Herring 100 Global 2007" can be found online at

"The 200 finalists we selected from around the world are all excellent contenders," said Joel Dreyfuss, Editor-in-Chief of Red Herring. "They are exceptional companies with smart and innovative platforms that attest to the importance of technology in today's global economy."

The finalists companies will be celebrated at the Red Herring Global event in Seattle, WA, on December 3-5. The 100 winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony on December 4. Red Herring Global is an exclusive event honoring cutting-edge private technology companies from across the world. The event brings together an elite roster of entrepreneurial and global venture investment firms to showcase excellence in innovation. It features keynote discussions, roundtable panels and networking events designed for participants to make connections and learn what it takes to achieve the best worldwide in business and technology.

Distinguished speakers at Red Herring Global include Bruce Jaffe, Corporate VP at Microsoft; Promod Haque at Norwest Venture Partners; David Chao, Cofounder and General Partner, DCM; among others. Register for Red Herring Global at:

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 For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit

About Red Herring:

Red Herring is a global media company uniting the world's best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine; an online daily technology news service; technology research, and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider's access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy. For more information, visit