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Cambridge, UK 22nd October 2001 - Kaspersky Lab, an international data-security software developer, announces the appointment of UniDirect as its support and distribution centre to service its growing reseller channel in the UK. A world technological leader in anti-virus solutions, Kaspersky Lab intends to continue its worldwide growth by expanding its UK operation and developing the reseller channel for Kaspersky™ Anti-Virus (formerly known as AVP) product line.

"We are very pleased to announce our partnership with UniDirect", said Natalya Kaspersky, Kaspersky Labs CEO. "UniDirect is known to be a strong player in the UK market and the recent distribution agreement will help us fulfilling one of the top priorities within the European market penetration strategy".

“We have been evaluating anti-virus products for some time and were delighted to discover this excellent solution which we believe stands far above the rest,” commented Duncan Little, MD of UniDirect. “While Kaspersky is not well known to the UK its technology is clearly superior; combine that with the speed of response to new virus threats and 24 hour support and we have a truly winning anti-virus solution.”

Kaspersky Anti-Virus is available for most operating systems including Windows, UNIX Linux, Novell NetWare, OS/2, and Palm OS. Licensing is flexible allowing users to purchase exactly the number of nodes required, the products start at £31 per seat and are available in personal, professional and corporate editions.

Resellers will now benefit from the UniDirect partner programme, which offers support, training and marketing resources to enable them to remain competitive when offering anti-virus solutions.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab Int. is a fast growing privately owned data-security software development company with offices in Moscow (Russia), Cambridge (UK) and Pleasanton (United States). Founded in 1997, the company concentrates its efforts on the development of world-leading data-security technologies and software. The company's flagship software product is Kaspersky Anti-Virus that provides comprehensive virus protection for a wide spectrum of customers from home users to enterprise-wide networks. Kaspersky Lab markets, distributes and supports its software and services in more than 50 countries worldwide

About UniDirect

UniDirect (UK) Ltd is a specialist distributor for technologically advanced products, sold exclusively through the channel. Building its business around partnerships with resellers and reputation for expert service and positive customer care. Other security products include; Borderware firewall and mail gateway, Trustix firewall and RedHand desktop control and auditing.

Further information

Denis Zenkin
Kaspersky Lab
Tel: +7 095 948 56 50
Fax: +7 095 948 43 31

Media Contact
Sara Claridge
Marylebone Media Relations
Tel: 01344 876558
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