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Posted: 15 Nov 2005

Heads Up! GWAVA, the worldwide leader for Novell GroupWise management and security solutions, has announced that they have formed a partnership with Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions. The partnership will allow GWAVA to bundle Kaspersky Anti-Virus with the GWAVA scanning engine.

Through this partnership, GWAVA will begin to sell Kaspersky Anti-Virus as a part of their overall security offering. GWAVA customers will be fully protected from email viruses. After the 30-day free trial period, companies will have the option of purchasing Kaspersky Anti-Virus from GWAVA.

GWAVA provides full-scale protection for GroupWise, as the only vendor to offer internal GroupWise protection from viruses and spam. Because of the speed at which viruses spread throughout the Internet, companies often do not provide timely protection from the earliest versions of fast-moving email viruses. A 2004 study by PriceWaterhouseCoopers found that although 99% of large British companies use antivirus products, 68% of them were infected by viruses during the year, mainly because virus signature updates had not been deployed fast enough. By utilizing Kaspersky Anti-Virus, GWAVA is able to scan and search the entire GroupWise message store for viruses, including dormant viruses, at the industry-leading speed.

"Kaspersky Lab traditionally offers the fastest response to fast moving viruses" said Charles Taite, CTO and Co-founder of GWAVA. "Our partnership with Kaspersky Lab ensures that we will be able to use the fastest technology available to protect our millions of GroupWise users."

"Kaspersky Lab has achieved the fastest response time to virus outbreaks due to the following key factors: partially automated sample collection and malware analysis procedures, automatic issuing and testing of updates, and Kaspersky Lab's Virus Lab experts/team who have/has accumulated 16 years' experience", commented Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Business Development Director at Kaspersky Lab. "We are delighted to partner with GWAVA on this integration project. Through the use of state-of-the-art Kaspersky technologies, GWAVA will now be able to deliver industry quickest and most accurate protection even against the newest, fastest spreading cyber threats".

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