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Dr.Web anti-virus as a service for customers of Yandex.Money

October 30, 2008

Doctor Web — the Russian developer of IT security solutions branded Dr.Web — and Yandex.Money electronic payment system start a joint effort for protection of customers of Yandex.Money against spyware, password stealers, key loggers and other malicious programs. Since October 29 all owners of electronic wallets have access to the Dr.Web anti-virus service.

Secure storage of user passwords and protection against malicious programs aiming to steal personal data of customers is a high-priority task for any electronic payment system. In order to ensure security of its numerous customers Yandex.Money provides them an opportunity to use Dr.Web anti-virus as an online-service.

Dr.Web AV-Desk has already shown excellent results delivering anti-virus protection to subscribers of more than 45 IT service providers in countries of the CIS. Deployment of the service by the largest electronic payment system in Russia once again proves success of an anti-virus delivered to subscribers as a service instead of a box

Software as a service makes using an anti-virus much easier for customers of Yandex.Money who receive anti-virus protection complying with world highest IT security standards.

“Protection against malware is a necessity for our users because their keys and passwords to Yandex.Money accounts are stored on their personal computers. We’re glad to give them an opportunity to secure their account information”, Olga Pavlova, the promotion manager of Yandex.Money commented upon the launch of the effort.

Now any customer of Yandex.Money can get free access to the Dr.Web anti-virus service at the web-site of the electronic payment system. The special offer is valid till March 31, 2009. When the free period expires, users will be able to renew their subscriptions at a special low price.

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