Share it

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

About Kaspersky Lab


About Kaspersky Lab
We believe that everyone should be free to get the most from technology – without intrusion or other security worries. Our crack team of specialists gives you the freedom to live your digital life without worrying about your personal information and assets. For 14 years, our team of experts has worked on exposing, analyzing and neutralizing IT threats. Along the way, we have amassed a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge about malware and how to deal with it.
Kaspersky Lab is one of the fastest growing IT security companies worldwide. Today, it is firmly positioned as one of the world’s top four leading vendors of endpoint security software. Kaspersky Lab continues to further improve its market position, demonstrating significant growth in all regions. According to the company’s 2010 financial results, Kaspersky Lab’s global revenue grew by 38% compared to the previous year and exceeded US $500 million.
Kaspersky Lab is an international group that operates in more than 100 countries worldwide. The company’s headquarters are located in Moscow, Russia, from which it oversees global operations and business development.
Kaspersky Lab currently employs over 2,300 highly qualified specialists. The company has its own territory offices in 29 countries and its products and technologies provide protection for over 300 million users worldwide.
In 2011, Kaspersky Lab celebrates its fourteenth anniversary. Undoubtedly, the company’s most valuable asset is the relentless expertise it has gained in those years of combating viruses and other IT threats, enabling us to preempt trends in malware development. This helps us to remain one step ahead of the competition and provide our users with the most reliable protection from new types of attack.
Due to its high level of professionalism and dedication, Kaspersky Lab has become one of the market leaders in the development of antivirus protection. Kaspersky Lab was the first to develop many technological standards in the antivirus industry, including full-scale solutions for Linux, Unix and NetWare, a new-generation heuristic analyzer designed to detect newly emerging viruses, effective protection against polymorphic and macro viruses, continuously updated antivirus databases and a technique for detecting viruses in archived files. This is reflected in many respected security software developers choosing the Kaspersky Anti-Virus engine to drive their own products, including Alt-N (USA), AdaptiveMobile (Ireland), Blue Coat (USA), Check Point (Israel), Clearswift (UK), CommuniGate Systems (USA), Critical Path (Ireland), D-Link (Taiwan), GFI (USA), IBM (USA), Juniper (USA), Kaseya (Switzerland)), LANDesk (USA), Microsoft (USA), Mobixell (Israel), M86 (USA), Netasq (France), Netgear (USA), Parallels (USA), Safenet (USA), Sonicwall (USA), WatchGuard (USA), and ZyXEL (Taiwan).
Kaspersky Internet Security 2012, the company’s flagship product for home users, completely protects personal computers from all Internet threats. The solution includes HIPS (Host-based Intrusion Prevention System), an advanced application activity control leveraging new System Watcher technology which provides the fullest possible information about the system as a whole, thereby enabling maximum control of malicious activity and, if necessary, recovery of the computer’s normal operating parameters. Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 also includes an advanced ‘sandbox’ technology which uses virtualization to provide a secure isolated execution environment for applications that was first introduced in Kaspersky Internet Security 2010. Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 also offers users the advantages of Kaspersky Security Network, an innovative, distributed malware control system.
Kaspersky Internet Security regularly receives top awards in tests conducted by respected international research centers and IT publications.
Another popular solution from the company’s consumer product range is Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012, which includes proven antivirus technologies that provide highly effective basic protection to millions of users across the globe.
Kaspersky PURE is an integrated solution for optimized home network protection. Kaspersky PURE represents a new class of product which provides a secure and productive digital environment, whatever your computer is used for.
Kaspersky PURE combines complete protection against all types of web-borne threats with new, advanced features including extended parental control, data backup and encryption tools, a password management program and the ability to manage your entire home network or fine tune the security settings of your web browser and operating system from any computer on the network.
Kaspersky PURE retains all the features that users of Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Kaspersky Internet Security have come to know and appreciate, including state-of-the-art ‘sandbox’ technologies that allow suspect applications to be run in a secure virtual environment, proactive detection of unknown threats, application control and restrictions on the level of access that suspicious programs have to passwords, logins, personal information and operating system settings.
Kaspersky Mobile Security is a user-friendly and reliable solution that protects mobile devices from network attacks, malware targeting mobile platforms and SMS spam. In the event that a smartphone is lost, the data in its memory also remains protected.
Corporate products
In 1999, Kaspersky Lab was the first company to introduce integrated antivirus software for workstations, file servers and application servers running on Linux/FreeBSD operating systems. Today, the company offers a whole range of effective IT security solutions for the most popular operating systems. Kaspersky Open Space Security provides all types of corporate infrastructure with world-class anti-malware protection in a single, integrated suite of applications that work seamlessly across all platforms. Every workstation, laptop, file server, mail server, Internet gateway or smartphone is fully protected, giving the customer complete confidence that the network is secure, whether employees are working in the office, remotely or at home.
The range of products for business includes applications for the protection of file servers and data storage systems running Windows, Linux and Novell NetWare operating systems, Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino groupware servers. It also covers Sendmail, qmail, Postfix and Exim mail servers, Microsoft ISA Server/Forefront TMG, and various Linux proxy servers, workstations and laptops running Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems, as well as smartphones using the BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian platforms.
The company’s product range covers all of the main information security requirements that businesses and large state organizations have to adhere to, including: excellent protection levels, adaptability to changing circumstances, scalability, compatibility with different platforms, high performance, high fault tolerance, ease of use and high value. One of the primary advantages of Kaspersky Lab’s corporate range is the easy, centralized management provided by Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0 that extends to the entire network regardless of the number and type of platforms used.
Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0 includes more than 40 new and improved features which allow organizations with computer networks of any size, from several machines to distributed networks with a complex administration structure, to implement a flexible model of antivirus protection management. The ease of installation and minimal time required to manage a protection system using Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0 helps to minimize Kaspersky Lab antivirus solutions’ total cost of ownership.
The experts at Kaspersky Lab have designed a sophisticated spam filtration solution –Kaspersky® Anti-Spam – that boasts an excellent level of protection against unsolicited mail. The solution checks mail against a blacklist of providers and organizations, using SPF and SURBL technologies to filter traffic, analyzing the formal attributes of a message as well as using signature analysis, linguistic heuristics, and UDS technology for additional checks.
Kaspersky Lab also offers a new range of IT security outsourcing services for corporations of any size. Kaspersky Hosted Email Security ensures reliable and effective spam filtering. This economically effective solution is easy to deploy and offers corporate networks world-class protection against all current and as yet unknown email threats. Kaspersky Hosted Web Security provides protection from IT threats that penetrate the corporate network via Internet gateways. The service combines the scanning of Internet traffic with web content filtering and ensures complete corporate network security for minimal financial outlay. With the help of the service, companies can implement a security policy that allows employees to interact effectively and safely with the Internet, yet restricts its use for personal activities such as communicating via social networks.
The range of products offered by Kaspersky Lab ensures an unprecedented level of protection from malware and other external threats. Kaspersky Lab customers have access to a wide range of additional services to ensure the most effective operation of our products. The company also provides round-the-clock technical support in several languages by telephone and email.
Over 300 million people worldwide are protected by Kaspersky Lab products and technologies. Kaspersky Lab’s corporate client-base exceeds 200,000 companies located around the globe, ranging from small and medium-sized businesses, all the way up to large governmental and commercial organizations.