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Cambridge, United Kingdom. (November 22, 2001) Kaspersky Lab, an international data-security software developer, today announced the signing of a publishing agreement with®, a leading provider of Internet optimisation and connectivity software, to deliver customers a customised, co-branded anti-virus solution based on award-winning Kaspersky™ Anti-Virus technology.

According to the agreement, will supply its customers with a special version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus providing comprehensive protection against any type of malicious code. The AntiVirus Plug-in employs advanced scanning techniques, which identify infected files, and quarantine or remove the associated virus. Regardless of the procedure of invasion, the software will protect against viruses, network worms, Trojan Horses, or other malicious code that may impair hardware or software. AntiVirus also includes a smart updating utility allowing users to download and enable anti-virus database updates containing procedures for thwarting recently discovered malicious programs. Updating may occur manually or automatically using the built-in scheduler. Updates are released daily and are provided to registered users free of charge.

"After comprehensive research to identify an antivirus partner, concluded that only one vendor stood above the rest – Kaspersky Labs," said Mike Deerfield, CEO "Anti-virus technology deployed by Kaspersky Labs is clearly superior to other better-known providers. Although it may not be a household name, the expertise is evident in their rapid ability to identify and update anti-virus signatures as new viruses are discovered. It’s fast response time that’s critical."

"The partnership with, one of the most respected specialists and leading providers of the Internet connectivity software, confirms the outstanding reliability and effectiveness of Kaspersky Lab’s data-security technology," commented Vladimir Chernavsky, CEO for Kaspersky Lab Customized Solutions, a US subsidiary of Kaspersky Lab Int. "We are very pleased that from now on this technology will serve customers making their computing truly secure".

Anti-Virus Plug-ins for WinGate and EmailGuardian will be available soon.

About Kaspersky Labs

Kaspersky Lab Int. is a fast growing privately owned data-security software development company with offices in Moscow (Russia), Cambridge (United Kingdom) 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 (Windows, Linux, Unix, Novell NetWare, OS/2, MS Exchange Server, Lotus Notes/Domino, Sendmail, Qmail, Postfix, Exim, CVP-compatible firewalls, Web-servers). Kaspersky Labs markets, distributes and supports its software and services in more than 50 countries worldwide.

About® is a leading Internet software and services provider ranked 116 on the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest-growing privately held companies for the year 2000. The company, founded in 1994 and based in Gaylord, Mich., specializes in Internet software solutions designed to leverage Internet connectivity for consumers, SOHO, and small-to-medium sized businesses. Deerfield publishes a leading suite of Internet connectivity, messaging and file-transfer products including: DNS2Go™, a free Internet domain naming system service that simplifies Internet communications, MDaemon®, AntiVirus for MDaemon 5™, MailScan for MDaemon Versions 2, 3 & 4™, WorldClient®, and RelayFax® for a versatile Email solution including server, Web-based Email, and anti-virus protection capabilities and practical fax messenger; and WinGate and InterQuick® for Internet sharing and connectivity optimization.

For more information on® visit

Media Contacts

Denis Zenkin
Kaspersky Labs
Phone: +7 (095) 797 87 00

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Marylebone Media Relations
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Brandie Meisner
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