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D-Link and Kaspersky Lab Extend Partnership to Provide "Multi-Layered Defense"
June 25, 2012

Starting this month, D-Link's NetDefend UTM Firewall customers will receive free licenses for Kaspersky Business Space Security as well as an option to buy additional licenses at a special D-Link program rate. The combination of these two compelling products will enable D-Link/Kaspersky Lab customers to deploy a truly reliable, multi-layered defense strategy to fight today's ever evolving security threats.

Meanwhile Kaspersky Lab also announces that it has extended its long-standing partnership agreement with D-Link combining D-Link!|s NetDefend series of UTM Firewalls with Kaspersky's most comprehensive, best-in-class endpoint security suite to provide customers with exceptional multi-layered protection.

D-Link's UTM Firewalls have been relying on Kaspersky Lab's signature analysis for several years to power the integral anti-malware solution on their gateway products to secure the entry point to corporate networks. The addition of Kaspersky Business Space Security will enhance the level of protection even further by providing multiple layers of defense. This adds another level of protection to networks where D-Link NetDefend UTM Firewall is deployed. The first level of protection is the NetDefend UTM Firewall gateway itself, which, serving as the only point of access to the corporate network from the Internet, intercepts and weeds out the most prevalent and dangerous malware, spyware, or hacking attempts. However, no single solution can ensure 100% protection from modern-day malware !V this is where Kaspersky Business Space Security brings immense value. It establishes a second perimeter of defense for critical network assets such as file servers, user workstations, and mobile devices, neutralizing any malware that eludes the gateway or bypasses it altogether (e.g. when employees unwittingly bring malware in on USB flash drives or are travelling outside the reach of the company network).

Kaspersky Business Space Security Suite for workstations, smartphones and file servers has been strengthened with the recently launched Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows and Kaspersky Security Center 9, providing deeper protection and comprehensive control tools. This has resulted in Kaspersky Business Space Security Suite becoming Kaspersky!|s most unique and compelling corporate product offering !V ever. And it!|s now included with every D-Link NetDefend UTM Firewall.

Commenting on the partnership agreement signed with D-Link, Stephane Le Hir, Vice-President of Business Development at Kaspersky Lab, said "I am very pleased with our expanding partnership with D-Link, which will provide customers with the best possible endpoint protection to complement its world-class gateway-based security solutions."

Commenting on the agreement with Kaspersky, Richard Chen, SMB Director of D-Link, said "We are pleased to further strengthen our cooperation with Kaspersky. We have put a lot of effort into developing best-in-class solutions for SMBs, and this segment is one of our highest priorities. Having Kaspersky Lab!|s solutions in D-Link security devices will help us not only to expand our distribution channels, but also to strengthen our global presence and brand equity."

The D-Link NetDefend UTM Firewall with Kaspersky Business Space Security is available immediately to D-Link customers at D-Link!|s Security Portal website:

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, crime-ware, 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: For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit:

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit or connect with D-Link on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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