Kaspersky Lab

We needed a reliable hosting company that could meet our company requirements and support our customers, which number in the hundreds of millions.

 

The organization
Kaspersky Lab is a Russian IT security company that provides anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, and anti-intrusion products to a global market. It offers a wide range of software, downloads, and updates to suit multiple individual and corporate requirements, with a special focus on large enterprises and SMBs. Kaspersky has offices in 30 countries, while its products and technologies provide protection for over 300 million users, with a corporate client base exceeding 250,000. Kaspersky is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions.

Key requirements

  • Central location in Europe
  • Superior Internet connectivity
  • High availability network
  • Maximum uptime
  • Excellent support

The request
Kaspersky was seeking an industry-leading hosting provider to host its website. Kaspersky’s website acts as an e-commerce portal for its products, as well as offering a range of downloads, including free trials, virus scanners, and virus removal tools. This means the demand on its website is always high, as many users download product updates simultaneously.

Requirements
Kaspersky required a high-performance Internet connection with built-in high availability. This was essential for ensuring the quick delivery of anti-virus/anti-spam updates to a multitude of customers, while maintaining high quality of service for its website. This included the ability to handle very large spikes in Internet traffic for trial versions of its products, which are available for download free of charge.


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LeaseWeb’s very qualified support team was always on hand, including engineers and assistance from our account manager to quickly deal with any issues — Maxim Shakhab

 


The solution
To ensure that all downloads on the Kaspersky website were always available, LeaseWeb provisioned a high-quality Dell server equipped with a 10 Gbps dedicated fiber port capable of pushing large amounts of traffic to many Kaspersky customers simultaneously. This high-quality server combined with a state-of-the-art network was the key to meeting Kaspersky’s requirements in a cost efficient, highly effective approach that satisfied all of Kaspersky’s needs.

LeaseWeb had the superior connectivity and hosting infrastructure capable of meeting all the Kaspersky requirements successfully. With a highly developed network, featuring a large number of peers and transits for high reliability, redundant core routers, and multihomed network connectivity. LeaseWeb exceeded Kaspersky’s requirements for a high quality hosting solution that adds real value to Kaspersky’s products.