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Kaspersky Labs Receives Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status in Security Solutions

  • 05 December, 2003 10:57

<p>Kaspersky Labs announces the latest step towards deepening its ties with Microsoft Corporation. Kaspersky Labs successfully passed the certification process and has received the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status for Security Solutions.</p>
<p>Kaspersky Labs fulfilled all of the program requirements. Throughout 2002, the company was an active participant in the Microsoft Certified Partner program, which entailed deploying security solutions for large enterprises in accordance with their specific business needs. The projects were all completed on time and fully satisfied customers requirements. As a result, Kaspersky Labs received positive feedback from large private enterprises and public organisations. Fast reaction to the customer needs, high professional skills, expertise and effectiveness of Kaspersky Labs solutions allowed the company to earn Microsoft recognition and receive the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Security Solutions status.</p>
<p>"Microsoft products dominate the global market; therefore we always make sure that all of our solutions are fully compatible with all Microsoft products. We are very pleased that our efforts have been acknowledged by the most significant IT company worldwide," observed Winfried Mueller, Marketing Director at Kaspersky Labs.</p>
<p>Also this week, Kaspersky Lab announced the extension of its Checkmark certification for Kaspersky® Anti-Virus. Checkmark certification attests to the fact that software and hardware security systems meet stringent quality standards. The independent test laboratory of West Coast Labs(, a British scientific research centre, determines criteria and carries out testing.</p>
<p>West Coast Labs currently tests anti-virus programs on three levels: Level 1, Level 2 and Trojan Checkmark. Successful completion of Level 1 means that the product detects 100% of computer viruses registered by the independent international organization "Wildlist" (</p>
<p>Level 2 certification confirms 100% success in treating "Wildlist" viruses; the product is able to restore the original contents and operating capability of infected files and boot sectors. Trojan Checkmark, the final stage, indicates that the program is capable of discovering any Trojan program in West Coast Labs collection.</p>
<p>Kaspersky Anti-Virus has once again successfully passed all three stages, and received extended certification.</p>
<p>A full list of Kaspersky Labs certificates can be viewed here</p>
<p>For more information on Kaspersky Labs, please contact Raelene Forbes at or 02 9672 4222</p>

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