Kaspersky Lab arrives in Comet as founder gives rare interview

The Comet deal is thanks to a linkup between the growing Russian Information security vendor Kaspersky, and DVS Soft Limited, which is selling its DVS Backup as a bundled package including Kaspersky Internet Security 2010.

The bundled offering is billed as offering PC users maximum protection against malicious cybercrime attacks and accidental data loss.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 - which was formally launched at the start of July - is the Russian IT security vendor's flagship anti-virus/malware package. This, the new version, includes features such as SafeRun, a memory sandbox system that allows software to be downloaded and executed in a quarantined environment.

Another feature is URL Advisor, which provides a visible indicator if a website is safe, dangerous or suspicious).

Malcolm Tuck, managing director of Kaspersky Lab UK - who joined the company in October last year after a three year period with Symantec - said that the link-up with DVS Soft is is an ideal partnership as DVS Backup is a good fit with the Kaspersky package.

"Together they offer consumers protection from the two biggest causes of data loss - Cybercrime attacks and accidental loss," he said.

In parallel with the Comet deal, Eugene Kaspersky, the firm's CEO gave a rare personal interview with Karen Lodrick of the Cybercrime Examiner at the 10th Annual Kaspersky Lab Virus Analyst Summit.

In the interview - which can be found here - Eugene gave his own personal viewpoint on what drives, and how to stop, cybercrime.


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