Kaspersky Lab Named a “Leader” in Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms


Abingdon, UK, 25 January 2012 – Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, has today announced that it has officially been named a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.*


The Gartner Magic Quadrant is based on complex analysis of endpoint protection platforms of a wide range of IT security vendors. It is the most influential benchmark for companies seeking to evaluate vendors and products in the IT security industry, and plays a very important role in purchase decisions of enterprises on a global scale. This Magic Quadrant is based on criteria in two categories: completeness of vision and ability to execute. Completeness of vision reflects the vendor’s standing on innovation, and whether the vendor drives or follows the endpoint protection market. Ability to execute summarises factors such as the vendor’s financial viability, market responsiveness, product development, sales channels and customer base in the endpoint protection segment.


Commenting on Gartner’s report, Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, said: “I can’t underestimate the importance of Gartner’s analysis. Being among the “Leaders” in the Magic Quadrant is very important for us. I believe it will help us in expanding our corporate client base and further improving the company’s market positions. I want to stress that the work behind becoming a Leader was truly a team effort. The Kaspersky Lab team has been working hard on our latest corporate product – Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8, and we are happy that we achieved the results that were estimated by Gartner.”


Among the strongest advantages of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 are rapid and comprehensive malware detection, complemented by reducing the potential attack surface, as well as the product’s manageability, advanced HIPS features, and broad endpoint platform support. Kaspersky Lab offers a product range that meets all the main information security requirements that businesses and large state organisations must adhere to. Kaspersky Lab’s corporate client base exceeds 200,000 companies across the globe, ranging from small and medium-sized businesses, to large government and commercial organisations, such as Generali and BASF.


*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Peter Firstbrook, Neil MacDonald, John Girard, January 16, 2012.



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About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the largest antivirus company in Europe. It delivers some of the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and one of the industry’s fastest outbreak response times for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry’s leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at www.kaspersky.co.uk.  For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit http://www.securelist.com.


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