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June 07, 2012

Microsoft News - Kaspersky Lab Awards Major Contract to Microsoft

By Madhubanti Rudra, TMCnet Contributor

The computer security company, Kaspersky Lab (News - Alert), which has been using Microsoft technologies for many years with great result, has awarded Microsoft Russia a major contract, one of the company’s largest.

In an effort to standardize its IT operations throughout the globe, Kaspersky has undertaken a project that involves migration to Microsoft (News - Alert) products. As a part of this project, Microsoft products have reportedly been deployed on more than 2,100 computers and 400 servers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and North and South America, for Kaspersky Lab

 “We have been using Microsoft technologies for many years and are very pleased with the results. The signed agreement is the next step for our company on the way to increasing efficiency using the newest technologies. It will allow us to unify our software and IT infrastructure worldwide, applying effective and suitable solutions,” IT director of Kaspersky Lab, Andrey Tikhonov, noted in a statement.

With its Microsoft deployment in the past, Kaspersky Lab was able to achieve a number of milestones, the company revealed in a press release.

With Microsoft technology, the company has shifted to the cloud. The company deployed a private cloud solution based on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center management solutions.

Kaspersky reportedly experienced an increase in demand for business management solutions after successfully implementing a customer relationship management system based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

It also experienced an increase in interest in unified communications after deploying Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Microsoft Lync 2010 for effective collaboration to organize corporate audio- and videoconferences.

The company also experienced an increase in demand for business intelligence solutions after SQL Server 2008 were rolled out in Kaspersky Lab to provide operations with raw data and to use embedded analytics.

Kaspersky achieved an improved datacenter management with the use of Microsoft System Center that allowed Kaspersky to not only to automate routine operations, but also bring them to a higher level, making them easier to control.

Above all, the company was able to create a standardized workplaces to streamline operations, by migrating to Enterprise Desktop extended licenses, including Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. As a result, Kaspersky Lab was able to increase the performance of desktops and office applications and achieve greater stability with reduced support costs and compatibility with a broad range of peripheral devices.

“The agreement includes the full stack of Microsoft solutions, which will help Kaspersky Lab meet business requirements and standardize IT infrastructure. We are sure this agreement is a pledge of successful cooperation between our companies today and in the future,” president of Microsoft Russia, Nikolay Pryanishnikov, noted in a statement.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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