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Dr.Web AV-Desk shields four hundred educational institutions of the Russian university network RUNNet

May 7, 2008

Doctor Web, Ltd. and State Institute of Information Technologies and Telecommunications (SIIT&T "Informika") start deploying Dr.Web AV-Desk Internet service in the nation-wide university network RUNNet (Russian UNiversity Network).

Dr.Web AV-Desk is the first Internet service by Doctor Web, Ltd. The service targets ISPs and can be used to deliver anti-virus protection to an unlimited number of subscribers – both home users and companies. It also provides a mechanism for centralized management of the service delivery. Dr.Web AV-Desk is a robust and efficient tool supplying anti-virus and anti-spam protection to users regardless of their geographical location.

SIIT&T "Informika” is a state-funded research facility developing and promoting new IT technologies among educational and research institutions of Russia. RUNNet is the core of telecom infrastructure in the unified educational information environment that connects local networks and large networks of research institutions in Russia. Currently RUNNet is the largest education and science IP-network used by over 400 universities and other research related organizations. RUNNet is used by such large science and education networks as RBnet, FREEnet, RUHEP/Radio-MSU, RELARN-IP and networks of Moscow and St. Petersburg universities.

Dr.Web have long-lasting connections with Russian educational institutions for our anti-virus was the first and the only one provided free of charge for all schools, colleges and universities of Russia. It was our actual support of Russian education” – Boris Sharov, the Doctor Web, Ltd. CEO tells, “Today Dr.Web AV-Desk makes top-quality anti-virus protection even more accessible for educational institutions of Russia".

Since April 2008 the Internet service Dr.Web AV-Desk is available to more than 400 universities and research facilities connected to the RUNNet. The first deputy of the head of SIIT&T "Informika”, Igvanov Yury comments on the deployment of the service: “We think the service is a step in the right direction because it allows optimizing installation and updating of an anti-virus in a corporate environment such as the nation-wide university network RUNNet and integrating it with other services of the network. It seems that the demand for the service will be very high and it will be extremely efficient. A long free test period means that users will have enough time to become familiar with all features of Dr.Web AV-Desk".

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