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Kaspersky Lab signs five year deal with BASF

Abingdon, UK, 1 June 2011 – Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces that it is providing security solutions to BASF, the largest global chemical company operating in more than 80 countries. Kaspersky Lab security software will provide global protection for endpoints connected to the company’s business network.

The deal resulted from a long-term global evaluation, conducted by BASF, of various IT security vendors and their products. In the evaluation, Kaspersky Lab demonstrated the most efficient software for protecting corporate IT infrastructure and was therefore chosen as BASF’s preferred supplier. A total of 100,000 BASF endpoints will be protected by Kaspersky Work Space Security.

“We are very proud to have BASF as our new global client”, says Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab. “As with any other major international corporation, BASF require constant and reliable protection for their corporate IT infrastructure and we’re very glad that they have chosen Kaspersky Lab as their global partner in this business-critical area”.

Kaspersky Work Space Security will provide comprehensive protection against all types of threats for BASF’s endpoints. In addition to protecting against malware, phishing and hacking attacks, the security software provides a firewall, secure email forwarding and control over the usage of peripherals, such as USB flash drives and external storage and I/O devices. Individual Maintenance Service Agreements (MSAs) have also been drawn up between BASF and Kaspersky Lab to ensure that BASF employees receive the very best global support.

“Ensuring worldwide standardised and scalable asset protection and reporting is one of the IT security fundamentals in our organisation. We rely on Kaspersky Lab to assist us with this and are delighted with the scanning performance and flexible, central management capabilities provided by the Kaspersky Administration Kit”, said Oliver Jaeckel-Bender, senior specialist for IT Security within Information Services BASF Group.