Kaspersky Anti-Virus Solutions Enhance NETASQ Intrusion Prevention Firewalls

Kaspersky Labs, an international data security software developer, has concluded an agreement with NETASQ (www.netasq.com), a well-known producer of IPS-Firewalls to add Kaspersky(r) Anti-Virus scanning technology to its Intrusion Prevention Firewall range. The integrated solution includes the functions most demanded by users such as anti-virus and network protection, VPN support as well as Real-time Intrusion Prevention.

Netasq will start offering the Kaspersky Anti-Virus option in July on its midrange Intrusion Prevention Firewalls. The option initially will be available on the F100 and F500 IPS-Firewalls and will be available for the F200 IPS Firewall upon its release later this year. “We believe companies are moving more and more toward an integrated network security platform approach” said Marc Ziach, Product Manager at NETASQ. “Combining Kaspersky Labs’ award winning Anti Virus software with our unique Intrusion Prevention technology will offer customers unprecedented ease of management, unmatched network security and a lower total cost of ownership.”

“We are thrilled to provide the NETASQ customers with our cutting-edge virus protection technology that relies on Kaspersky Labs’ fourteen years of experience and unique knowledge and expertise. I strongly believe that the reliability and high performance of Kaspersky Anti-Virus will improve the level of defense for NETASQ users as well as the competitiveness of NETASQ products”, commented Vitaly Bezrodhykh, Commercial Director for Kaspersky Labs.

NetASQ, the leading European manufacturer of professional Internet Security products was founded in Villeneuve D’Ascq (France) in 1998. The company designs and markets Intrusion Prevention Firewall- and VPN solutions with a unique integrated real-time Intrusion Prevention Technology: ASQ.

NetASQ has full control of its proprietary technology, Active Security Qualification (ASQ), thereby ensuring its customers the longevity required for effective products which adapt to the ever-changing risks faced by information systems. NetASQ has developed a full range of firewall and VPN appliances based on its ASQ technology in order to provide the highest level of security for all types of companies: Small-to-midsize firms, Large accounts, and government agencies.

About Kaspersky Labs
Kaspersky Labs is an international software-development company offering advanced products that protect a wide spectrum of customers, from home users to enterprise-wide networks, against viruses, hackers and spam. For fourteen years the company has waged a battle against computer viruses, and in doing so has gained unique knowledge and skills that have led to Kaspersky Labs becoming a technology leader and acknowledged expert in the development of virus defenses.

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