Kaspersky Lab Crowned Double Winner at SC Magazine Awards Europe 2013

Kaspersky Lab has been named a double winner at the SC Magazine Awards Europe 2013 for the second year running, collecting the awards:’Information Security Vendor of the Year’ and ‘Information Security Team of the Year’.

This success recognises Kaspersky Lab as an innovator in IT security, making the digital world safer for more than 300 million users worldwide. Through its provision of an unprecedented level of protection for more than 15 years, Kaspersky Lab fought off stiff competition to claim the title of ‘Information Security Vendor of the Year’ and ‘Information Security Team of the Year’. The latter was awarded to Kaspersky Lab’s analysis team for the discovery of the Flame malware, demonstrating tangible improvements to security processes, lowering risk, and enhancing security, business efficiency and brand reputation.

The threat posed by malware to businesses and consumers is not abating – quite the contrary. The threat is becoming more real than ever. We continue to develop our detection and analysis ability to ensure we can deliver immediate protection against the very latest threats. To be recognised for these efforts with these major industry awards is a significant achievement for us.

explains Eugene Kaspersky, Founder and CEO, Kaspersky Lab.

In May 2012, Kaspersky Lab’s analysis team discovered Flame, a highly sophisticated malicious program, which was actively being used as a cyber-weapon targeting entities in several countries. The analysis of the malicious program revealed it was the largest and most complex attack toolkit to date, being used to infect computers to steal data and sensitive information.

The SC Awards are widely recognized across Europe and honor professionals working to secure enterprises, and the vendor communities that deliver innovative security technologies.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2011. The rating was published in the IDC report “Worldwide Endpoint Security 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares (IDC #235930, July 2012). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2011.

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