(May 14, 2002 – Cambridge, United Kingdom) — Kaspersky Labs, an international data-security software developer, and INT Media Group, one of the largest international Internet holdings and owner of the well-known internet.com Network of Web resources, today announced an agreement to jointly promote and sell Kaspersky Labs’ products.
Without adequate computer virus defense, in several years time, the Internet may turn into more a means for spreading dangerous rather than useful information. With this danger in mind, the collaborative effort with internet.com allows both companies to join forces in fighting the virus threat – to more effectively inform users about virus epidemics and to make available appropriate means of protection.
Presently the internet.com Network comprises 150 Web sites of various orientations and nearly 300 themed discussion groups and mailing lists located the world over, including the U.S., Germany, Japan, Australia and more. The internet.com Network’s cumulative monthly audience is over 22 million users generating nearly 225 million page views. The online portal of Web sites is divided into 16 channels including Internet News, Ecommerce/Marketing, Linux/Open Source Resources, Windows IT Resources, ASP and ISP Resources, and more. As a result, the maximum amount of user interests are covered, thereby, to the fullest extent possible, visitors’ needs are satisfied.
The agreement provides for the development of a joint advertising and marketing campaign designed to utilize internet.com’s resources to promote and sell Kaspersky Labs products.
“We are grateful to internet.com for choosing Kaspersky Labs to be their first anti-virus software partner and are confident that our combined effort with allow us to more effectively battle the growing virus threat”, said Vsevolod Ivanov, Kaspersky Labs Sales and Marketing Director.
About Kaspersky Labs
Kaspersky Labs is a fast growing privately owned data-security software development company with offices in Moscow (Russia), Cambridge (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 and services in more than 50 countries worldwide.
About INT Media Group
INT Media Group (Nasdaq: INTM), (http://www.intmediagroup.com) headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading provider of global real-time news, information and media resources for Internet industry and information technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. INT Media Group includes the internet.com and EarthWeb.com Network of over 150 Web sites and 200 e-mail newsletters that generate over 225 million page views monthly. INT Media Events include nearly 40 offline conferences and trade shows on Internet and IT-specific topics that are aligned with our Network of Web sites and e-mail newsletters. In addition, INT Media Research publishes research reports analyzing the Internet and information technologies sectors worldwide.