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Kaspersky Lab announces the world's first anti-virus software integrated
into ConsoleOne

Cambridge, UK, January 24, 2001 - Kaspersky Lab, an international
data-security software-development company, has announced the release of
Kaspersky Anti-Virus beta-version for Novell NetWare powered by a new
Java-based management system. The program also contains a set of unique
features that significantly extend a user’s ability for the centralised
management of a network's anti-virus defence, thus decreasing network
administrator overheads and making the product the world's most
technically improved anti-virus system.

The main feature of the latest version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Novell
NetWare that distinguishes the product’s leading position from amongst
other anti-viruses available on the market, is the full integration into
Novell's advanced management system - ConsoleOne. Based on Java
technology, ConsoleOne enables network engineers to perform centralised
deployment and control over the anti-virus defence of all NetWare servers
installed on the network and from any computer (including remote),
regardless of the operating system and processor type installed. The deep
integration into Novell Directory Service (NDS), enables the new Kaspersky
Anti-Virus management system to provide fast and effective real-time
modification of all the product's settings including, scheduling the
product's operating mode and remotely starting different modules of
Kaspersky Anti-Virus.

Together with the management system that integrates into ConsoleOne, the
new version of Kaspersky Anti-virus for Novell NetWare also retains
network control using NWAdmin.

Among the program's other new features is support for the automatic
downloading of anti-virus database updates via the Internet, which prior
to this was performed manually or with a help of a third-party event
scheduler. Now the entire process is fully automated: in order to complete
the updating procedure, a user simply presses a single button or programs
the built-in scheduler as appropriate.

The updater is designed as an independent program module. This eliminates
the necessity to reboot the server each time the anti-virus database is
updated. Another of Updater's important features is the optimised
structure of the update distribution across the network. Kaspersky
Anti-Virus now downloads the updates from the Kaspersky Lab secured
updates site just once, and then simply distributes the updates to other
NetWare servers within the network using the internal connection. This
feature reduces the external traffic and decreases Internet-connection
expenses.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Novell NetWare now supports multithreaded virus
scanning. This feature allows for an unlimited amount of files being
scanned simultaneously in real-time, with the amount being limited only by
the server's hardware configuration. The multithreaded virus scanning
essentially increases the overall efficiency of the entire network by
parallel processing the requests from many workstations at the same time.

"In 1999, Kaspersky Lab was the first to develop an anti-virus system
fully integrated into NDS and NWAdmin. The recent introduction of
Kaspersky Anti-Virus featuring the integration into ConsoleOne confirms
our intended course of providing users with comprehensive, cost-effective
and centrally managed anti-virus defence, and makes the product one of the
world's most technically advanced anti-viruses for Novell NetWare," said
Denis Zenkin, Head of Corporate Communications for Kaspersky Lab.

Kaspersky Lab encourages all concerned parties to join the Kaspersky
Anti-Virus for Novell NetWare beta-testing team. If you are interested in
becoming a beta-tester, please contact us at support@kaspersky.com


About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab Ltd. is a fast growing international privately owned
data-security software-development company with offices in Moscow
(Russia), Cambridge (UK) and Walnut Creek (United States). Founded in
1997, the company concentrates its efforts on the development of
world-leading anti-virus technologies and software. Kaspersky Lab also
provides free online security related Internet information services. The
company markets, distributes and supports its software and services in
more than 40 countries worldwide.

Media Contacts

Denis Zenkin

Kaspersky Lab, Ltd.

Phone: +7 (095) 797 87 00

E-mail: denis@kaspersky.com


WWW: http://kaspersky.com


Sara Claridge

Marylebone Media Relations

Phone +44 118 975 5188

E-mail sara@marylebone.co.uk

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