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Kaspersky Lab, has signed a new partnership agreement with Clearswift, a market leader in content security and a long-standing partner of the company. According to the agreement, Kaspersky Lab will become Clearswift’s preferred antivirus technology partner and Clearswift will recommend the company’s award-winning security software directly to its worldwide customers.
An important milestone in Kaspersky Lab’s partnership with Clearswift was the release of Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 5.0 for MIMEsweeper, which integrates tightly with Clearswift MIMEsweeper to scan SMTP traffic in real time. The Kaspersky product is compatible with Clearswift’s MIMEsweeper for SMTP, MIMEsweeper for Domino, MIMEsweeper for Exchange and MIMEsweeper for Web. In addition, Kaspersky® Anti-Virus, which includes award-winning protection against malware, spyware and phishing, is delivered pre-loaded on Clearswift’s MIMEsweeper SMTP Appliance.
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 5.0 for MIMEsweeper for SMTP provides real-time, high-speed antivirus scanning for all incoming SMTP traffic on servers that use Clearswift’s MIMEsweeper software, removing any malicious programs that it detects. It provides a built-in update mechanism to download signature updates from Kaspersky Lab servers on the Internet, either on demand or on schedule (every 30 minutes, hourly or every three hours depending on the settings). The solution can be configured and administered using the administration tools already available in Clearswift’s MIMEsweeper. These enable administrators to apply flexible security and administration policies to the protected network.
Kaspersky Lab is a global leader in terms of its virus detection rates, reaction time to new threats and frequency of signature updates, making it the natural choice of partner for Clearswift.
“Kaspersky Lab and Clearswift are a perfect fit both from a technology and a business perspective," says Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Business Development Director, Kaspersky Lab. Our antivirus solution is already integrated into Clearswift’s MIMEsweeper solution, so its speed of detection and effectiveness is already proven. The high performance of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.0 for MIMEsweeper for SMTP was key to this partnership. Our technology is scalable and can protect complex enterprise environments across many platforms and operating systems.”
”We are excited to provide Kaspersky’s technologies to our customers,” says Jon Lee, CEO of Clearswift. “We believe in working with vendors that have top-notch technology and Kaspersky fits that bill. We know that together our products provide true security against the threats on the Internet.”
“Clearswift and Kaspersky Lab are both channel-centric organizations," concludes Vitaly Bezrodnykh. This partnership was created with our channel partners in mind - it will create new opportunities for them to generate revenue. It will also significantly increase Kaspersky Lab’s visibility among Clearswift’s customers.”
Ian Kilpatrick, Managing Director of Kaspersky distributor Wick Hill, agrees: “The deal will increase the potential for revenue growth – it allows us to recommend two leading security technologies that are fully integrated, creating a more compelling offering.”