Kaspersky Labs Gains Over 500 Japanese RAV Enterprise Clients

After the acquisition of RAV’s technology by Microsoft on June 10, 2003 (http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2003/jun03/06-10GeCadPR.asp), the RAV developer announced the cessation of direct sales, further product development, as well as an end to the remittance of database updates beginning from September 2004. Naturally, this news forced RAV users and business partners to search for alternative anti-virus solutions.

“Nowadays virus protection is a key for all organizations to work effectively. We value the information security of our clients above all and therefore, we could not risk any intermission in ensuring it,” said Mr. Ken K. Katsuta, President of the Promark Inc. “From our point of view, RAV no longer provides the necessary commitment to the future. Kaspersky Labs solutions turned out to be even a better alternative: the company offers innovative and customisable systems, unsurpassed scanning technology, instant response to new threats, and excellent technical support services.”

Kaspersky Labs, together with Promark Inc., will be implementing Unix/Linux anti-virus solutions protecting e-mail servers for over 500 companies all over Japan. The client list includes large industrial manufacturers (Nissan, Toyota, Yamaha Diesel, Fuji Business, Sumitomo Metal), suppliers of electronic devices and information technologies (Sony, Sun Microsystems Japan, Hewlett Packard Japan, Yahoo Japan), telecom and radio broadcasting companies (TBS, TV Nagasaki and Okiyami), educational institutions (the universities of Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka) and government organizations (Nagano prefecture).

Clients can choose from a wide range of products securing Unix/Linux environment. Kaspersky Anti-Virus works seamlessly with FreeBSD, OpenBSD, BSDi, Solaris Intel and many other popular Linux distributions. Additionally, it is easily integrated into Sendmail, Qmaill, Postfix and Exim e-mail gateways, as well as other application servers.

“We are pleased to work with Promark and are confident that our solutions ensure users effective protection against all types of malicious programs,” said Daizo Yamaoka, CEO of Kaspersky Labs Japan. “We have an enormous amount of experience implementing comprehensive corporate anti-virus solutions. In addition, the recent hiring of the members of ex-RAV Unix/Linux development team further ensures customers the seamless transition from RAV to Kaspersky Anti-Virus”.

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