Kaspersky Lab & D-Link Extend Partnership to Provide ‘Multi-Layered Defense’

Kaspersky Lab 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 endpoint security suite to provide customers with multi-layered protection.

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 reliable, multi-layered defense strategy to fight today’s ever evolving security threats.

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 – 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. 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.”

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

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