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February 01, 2010 09:00 ET

New England Schools Win Big With Kaspersky Lab

16 Schools Win Free Computers With the Help of Massachusetts-Based Internet Security Company and "Touchdowns for Technology"

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - New England's football season is over, but there are new beginnings for many resource-strained New England schools. Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet security solutions that defend against computer viruses, spyware and all forms of malicious software, is once again marking the culmination of the Company's season-long "Touchdowns for Technology" program with the donation of 51 computers amongst 16 New England schools, adding these to Kaspersky's grand total of computer donations to schools in the region. Kaspersky Lab and 98.5 The Sports Hub teamed up to go 'one-for-one' with the New England football team in the 2009-2010 season. For each touchdown scored by New England's football pros during the regular season, Kaspersky Lab pledged to donate one computer to a lucky school drawn each week. This marks the end of its third season sponsoring "Touchdowns for Technology" and Kaspersky Lab has donated a total of 168 high-quality computers to deserving New England schools through this community program.

-- As part of "Touchdowns for Technology," each week during New England's
regular football season one winner was chosen at random and each winner
chose a school to receive one computer for every touchdown New England
scored during the game played the week that school was chosen.
-- Winning schools will receive at least one Dell desktop computer with 2GB
ram running Windows XP OS and DVD player with Microsoft Office Pro
Education Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), a Kaspersky Internet
Security 2010 3-year license installed, and a 19-inch flat screen LCD
-- The submitters of the winning entries received three tickets to attend a
Kicker's Clinic hosted by New England kicker Stephen Gostkowski and an
autographed jersey from Stephen.
-- Committed to improving local school systems, the "Touchdowns for
Technology" program is in line with Kaspersky Lab's mission to make the
Internet safe for all and educate people about the threats that exist

The 2009-2010 "Touchdowns for Technology" winning schools are:

-- Pope John XXII Central High School, Everett
-- Horace Mann Elementary School, Newtonville
-- East Falmouth Elementary, East Falmouth
-- Atlantis Charter School, Fall River
-- Tyngsboro High School, Tyngsboro
-- Mildred H. Aitken School, Seekonk
-- Wamsutta Middle School, Attleboro

Rhode Island:
-- Mercymount Country Day School, Cumberland
-- Father John V. Doyle School, Coventry
-- Charles Shea Senior High School, Pawtucket
-- William Winsor School, Greenville
-- Steere Farm Elementary, Pascoag
-- Brown Ave Elementary School, Johnston
-- Joseph Jenks Jr. High School, Pawtucket

-- King Street Primary, Danbury

New Hampshire:
-- Manchester West High School, Manchester


Steve Orenberg, President

Kaspersky Lab Americas

"Thanks to a great season by our hometown heroes, we are able to donate more than 50 computers to deserving New England schools. 'Touchdowns for Technology' is a great way for Kaspersky Lab to directly benefit our local community. By donating computers to worthy schools and hosting high school classes in our offices to show how we use math, science and computers every day, we're hoping to raise awareness about online threats and keep students interested in technology. With any luck, some of these bright young minds will come to work at Kaspersky Lab someday and help us keep a new generation safe from Internet threats."

Chris Lord, Principal

Charles Shea High School, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

"Our school is very thankful for the two computers resulting from the two touchdowns scored on November 30. We are a poor inner city high school serving a population from 50 countries speaking 25 languages -- most are below the poverty level as we have 80% getting free lunch and 100% getting free breakfast. Any contributions of this nature are greatly appreciated and I know I speak for the students and teachers in thanking Kaspersky Lab most sincerely."

Sam Slarsky, Principal

East Falmouth Elementary School, East Falmouth, Massachusetts

"I would say that our students have received much more than 'computer memory' from this gift. They get the benefit of new technology and the memory that someone cared enough to be generous. They have the memory of the joy of celebrating their good fortune with their friends."

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