November 24, 2008
On November 22 2007 Doctor Web launched the Dr.Web AV-Desk innovative service as a part of its development strategy following latest trands of the anti-virus software market. The first deployment took place at one of the largest ISPs in Moscow. Currently Dr.Web anti-virus as an online service is used by hundreds of thousands of registered subscribes of over fifty providers in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Estonia, Bulgaria and China.
In one year Dr.Web anti-virus has reached farthest regions of Russia where one will have a hard time searching for a boxed software product. Dr.Web AV-Desk brought reliable anti-virus protection to every computer connected to the Internet. Distribution channels of provider companies made the anti-virus available to people from various social groups and allowed the companies to profit from the security of their networks. And it turns out that Dr.Web AV-Desk has come in the right place and in the right time.
Numerous benefits brought by the Internet service have been fully appreciated by service providers Activities of malware have negative impact on the quality fo access services and on the reputation of a provider. Here Dr.Web AV-Desk steps in as a very efficient tool enforcing loyalty of customers who are not just willing to have services but to have them safely.
One of the keys to the success of the anti-virus service is its easy subscription procedure. Following the Security as a Service principle it comes as another online service. A user obtains an installer download link with one mouse-click in his personal area at the website of a provider company.
A complete list of companies offering the anti-virus service can be found at the web-page of “The Web!” project that was announced by Doctor Web in August 2008. The easy-to-use search system allows a user to find companies delivering the Dr.Web anti-virus in his region. The stats section can provide useful information to mass media writing about IT and telecommunication. The statistical data updated every twenty-four hours is collected automatically from several Dr.Web AV-Desk servers
It’s not only ISPs that are interested in the Dr.Web anti-virus service. It also protects users of a social network and is being tested in several online banking systems. Dr.Web AV-Desk has already been deployed successfully at Yandex.Money offering protection against stealers of password and other personal information to more than one million of its customers.
Time goes by and potential of the software appears to be unlimited. The next year will see another Internet service from Doctor Web – Dr.Web Mail Desk.
About Dr.Web AV-Desk
The internet service was developed by Doctor Web in 2007. It allows service providers to deliver the anti-virus protection service powered by Dr.Web for Windows to an unlimited number of subscribers. A service provider also receives a tool for centralized management of the delivery process. Deployment of Dr.Web AV-Desk gives subscribers an opportunity to use the anti-virus from Doctor Web as a service: select a desired subscription term (1-36 months) and plan their expenses on anti-virus protection. The innovative model that turns information security software into a service ensures instant delivery of an anti-virus making it extremely easy to renew for any user regardless of his geographical location.
More than fifty provider companies have already deployed Dr.Web AV-Desk in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria, China and Estonia. Following results shown by the service in 2007 it was named the best product-service by PC Magazine Russia. In September 2008 Dr.Web AV-Desk was awarded the large golden medal of the Siberian Fair as an original technical and telecom solutions.
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