Kaspersky Lab Named a “Leader” in Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces that it has officially been named a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.

January 30, 2012

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces that it has officially been named a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms. The Gartner* Magic Quadrant is based on complex analysis of endpoint protection platforms of a wide range of IT security vendors. It is the most influential benchmark for companies seeking to evaluate vendors and products in the IT security industry, and plays a very important role in purchase decisions of enterprises on a global scale. This Magic Quadrant is based on criteria in two categories – completeness of vision and ability to execute. Completeness of vision reflects the vendor’s standing on innovation, and whether the vendor drives or follows the endpoint protection market. Ability to execute summarises factors such as the vendor’s financial viability, market responsiveness, product development, sales channels and customer base in the endpoint protection segment.

Commenting on the Gartner’s report, Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, said: “I can not underestimate the importance of Gartner’s analysis. Being among the “Leaders” in the Magic Quadrant is very important for us. I believe it will help us in expanding of our corporate clients’ base and further improving the company’s market positions. I want to stress that the work behind becoming a Leader was truly a team effort. The Kaspersky Lab team has been working hard on our latest corporate product – Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8. And we are happy that we achieved the results that were estimated by Gartner.”

Among the strongest advantages of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 are rapid and comprehensive malware detection complemented by reducing the potential attack surface, as well as the product’s manageability, advanced HIPS features, and broad endpoint platform support. Kaspersky Lab offers a product range that meets all the main information security requirements that businesses and large state organisations must adhere to. Kaspersky Lab’s corporate client base exceeds 200,000 companies across the globe, ranging from small and medium-sized businesses, to large government and commercial organisations, such as Generali and BASF.