Kaspersky Lab has been chosen as the supplier to the Sochi 2014 Olympic winter Games in the category "Anti-virus software".
The agreement has been signed by the President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, and the CEO of Kaspersky Lab, Evgeny Kaspersky. As part of the partnership, Kaspersky Lab will provide the Sochi 2014 Games organizers with a comprehensive anti-virus protection solution. The Kaspersky Total Space Security product protects workstations, mobile devices, files, email servers and the shared servers and Internet gateways used by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee's infrastructure against all types of malware.
In addition, the company's experts are going to provide operational services and technical support for the security system on a 24/7 basis and conduct constant monitoring, making it possible to quickly identify and block all new online threats.
The President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, said:
"In this day and age, having a robust anti-virus protection system is essential when hosting a global event such as the Olympic Games. It is key that the system works effectively and that we are reliably protected at all times. These requirements will be met by our new supplier Kaspersky Lab - the undisputed leader in the information security market. I have no doubt that with their support, our information resources are going to be provided with first-rate security."
The CEO of Kaspersky Lab, Evgeny Kaspersky, said:
"Seeing your company become a supplier of services to the Olympic Games is an unforgettable moment! We’re looking forward to the unique opportunity to provide information security for such a prestigious event. I am extremely proud of the fact that our company's experience, technological solutions and expertise have enabled us to earn the trust of the Organizing Committee for the winter Olympic Games in Sochi."
Notes to the editor
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Throughout its 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for consumers, SMBs and enterprises. The company currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide.
The IOC Worldwide Partners who have signed agreements relating to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games are: AtoS, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, General Electric, McDonald's, OMEGA, Panasonic, Procter & Gamble, Samsung and Visa.
To date, the following companies have become General Partners for the 2014 Games: Aeroflot, BOSCO Sport, MegaFon, Rostelecom, Rosneft, Russian Railways, Sberbank of Russia, and Volkswagen Group Rus.
Ingosstrakh, Sportloto and PwC are acting as Partners of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee.
The following are Official Suppliers of Sochi 2014 – Avaya, Baltika, EF English First, Jet Set Sports, Kommersant Publishing House, Ottobock.
The following companies are suppliers for the 2014 Games: Abrau Durso, Adecco Group, Contemporary International, CROS Public Relations & Public Affairs Company, Exect Business Training, Detech, Kärcher, Kelly Services, Klinsk Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Microsoft Rus, Russian buses – GAZ Group, Scania Rus.