REDMOND, Wash. — June 5, 2012 — Multinational computer security company Kaspersky Lab, which is headquartered in Russia, announced it will increase efficiency by standardizing IT operations by migrating to Microsoft Corp. products. Deployed to more than 2,100 computers and 400 servers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, and North and South America for Kaspersky Lab, the Microsoft products in this agreement signify one of the largest international contracts for Microsoft Russia.
“We have been using Microsoft technologies for many years and are very pleased with the results,” said Andrey Tikhonov, IT director, Kaspersky Lab. “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.”
With Microsoft, Kaspersky Lab has been able to achieve the following:
• Shift to the cloud. Kaspersky Lab deployed a private cloud solution based on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center management solutions. With the help of Microsoft System Center, the environment became strengthened by a long-awaited leap to self-service and extended control abilities.
• Increase in demand for business management solutions. Kaspersky Lab successfully implemented a customer relationship management system based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The project management system based on Microsoft Project 2010 was also developed. With the combination of these two products, Kaspersky Lab successfully covered the demand gap between sales and internal project activities.
• Increase in interest in unified communications. Kaspersky Lab chose Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Microsoft Lync 2010 to build effective collaboration and to organize corporate audio- and videoconferences. They cover all major offices worldwide, which allows the company to maintain online decision-making processes and decrease travel expenses.
• Increase in demand for business intelligence solutions. Business intelligence systems based on SQL Server 2008 were rolled out in Kaspersky Lab to provide operations with raw data and to use embedded analytics. The company uses online analytical processing for strategic and tactical purposes.
• Improved datacenter management. Kaspersky Lab uses System Center to manage infrastructure. The use of Microsoft System Center allowed Kaspersky not only to automate routine operations, but also to bring them to a higher level, making them easier to control. The rich selection of management packs available for System Center added great value.
• Standardized workplaces to streamline operations. Migrating to Enterprise Desktop extended licenses, including Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010, has standardized workflow. 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. Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 are planned to be used for software development, and the company’s TechNet Subscription Professional will be extended. IntelliTrace, a feature of Visual Studio 2010, significantly simplified development and testing processes under the pressure of fast-changing requirements. Kaspersky Lab can now respond to a change in business needs without extra time and effort.
“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,” said Nikolay Pryanishnikov, president, Microsoft Russia.
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