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Kaspersky Labs signs agreement with Time Group to protect 75,000 users

Culham Innovation Centre, UK (11th April 2003) – Kaspersky Labs announced today that it has signed an agreement that will allow Time Group, Europe’s largest computer operation, to pre install Kaspersky Anti-Virus with a one year full licence on all of its PCs distributed through retail channels. Kaspersky Labs expects to supply Time over the next twelve months with around 75,000 copies of its award-winning anti-virus software.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus will provide Time’s customers with a combination of efficient real-time anti-virus protection, permanent e-mail anti-virus filtration and automatic, daily anti-virus database updates that will ensure comprehensive protection against all types of viruses and malicious code. In addition, free technical support via telephone and email is included.

The one-year licence provided with Kaspersky Anti-Virus, will enable users to benefit from its protection far longer than many other Anti-Virus OEM licences that normally expire within three months. Users will then be able to re-new their licence after twelve months at a 30% discount from the listed full price.

Dr. Tariq Mohammed, Marketing Director of Time Group comments, “The Time user can now feel secure whilst using the Internet, safe in the knowledge that Kaspersky’s award winning Anti-Virus software is there to protect them and their PC.”

Sveta Ivanova, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab UK comments, “We are very pleased that Time have given us this opportunity to provide anti-virus protection to its customers. This new relationship is testimony to the superior level of protection that Kaspersky Anti-Virus provides and to Time’s commitment to provide its customers with the very latest computer technology at affordable prices.”

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The Time Group is the UK’s leading retailer and manufacturer of PCs under the brands Time, Tiny and The Computer World. Founded in 1987, by Dr. Tariq Mohammed and Tahir Mohsan, Time has grown into one of Europe’s largest computer operation. The Time Group’s other divisions include Corporate, a B2B reseller, Time Education and TotalCare, its support and warranty centre. The company has its head office and manufacturing plant in Burnley, Lancashire.

Kaspersky Labs is a fast growing privately owned data-security software development company with offices in Moscow (Russia), Culham Innovation Centre (United Kingdom) and Pleasanton (United States). Founded in 1997, the company concentrates its efforts on the development of world-leading data-security technologies such as anti-virus software, firewalls and content-filtering systems. 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 in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Media Contacts

Sarah Buttery
Kaspersky Lab UK
+44 870 011 3461
sarah@kasperskylab.co.uk
http://www.kaspersky.co.uk

Sara Claridge
Marylebone Media Relations
+44 1344 876558
sara@marylebone.co.uk
http://www.marylebone.co.uk

Chris Woolford
Time Group
+44 1282 684697
chris.woolford@timecomputers.com
http://www.timegroup.co.uk


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