Moscow-based security vendor Kasperky Lab has been celebrating after scooping the prestigious Best Security Vendor award at the inaugural 2011 V3 Technology Awards on Friday.
The vendor, which claims to be the fastest growing endpoint security company in the market, picked up the gong at an awards ceremony in central London, beating rivals including Symantec, McAfee and Trend Micro.
The reader-nominated award comes after a second half of 2011 in which Kasperky Lab released several well-received products, according to corporate sales director Andrew Lintell.
"Kaspersky Lab has had a very good year, helping to overcome our customers' key challenges of virtualisation, cloud and consumerisation," he told V3.
"The challenges of our customers are diverse but they're all unified by one thing: to slash costs and increase efficiency. They need to do this while cutting risk."
Lintell argued that the differentiator for Kaspersky this year has been the firm's focus on building products on a unified platform, rather than acquiring or trying to integrate technologies from third-party companies.
"We build our own products so we can integrate things easily and keep maintenance costs to a minimum," he added. "It's decent technology doing an important job and is easy to manage via a single pane of glass."
Next year is already shaping up to be a busy one for Kaspersky Lab, with virtualisation security offerings already slated for Q1, Lintell added.
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