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Dr.Web AV-Desk: New Deployments in Moscow and Moscow Region

January 30, 2012

Doctor Web is pleased to announce that yet another ISP has launched the Dr.Web AV-Desk service. Since the beginning of this year, the Link group of companies, a provider of IT services to home users and businesses in Moscow and Moscow and Tver regions, has been offering the Dr.Web Anti-Virus service on a subscription basis.

Logo Link Group of Companies

The delivery model whereby licensed anti-virus protection is offered as a service is becoming more popular these days. To a large extent, this is due to the fact that this type of service offers unique opportunities both to providers that deploy it and end users in need of high-quality anti-virus protection.

"A significant share of our customers is comprised of home users. And it is very convenient for them to pay for network access and anti-virus services simultaneously, without having to worry that their anti-virus license may suddenly expire", said Alexander Ryabov, Link General Director. "Moreover, customers is free to choose whatever subscription package best suits them. We take care to provide our subscribers with top-quality services, which, above all, include the most convenient and safe Internet surfing possible. We are confident that the Dr.Web Anti-Virus service will minimize the risk of infecting home computers and data loss.".

To subscribe to the Dr.Web Anti-Virus, visit your personal account area on the provider's website. The Dr.Web AV-Desk Internet Service lets users customize the information protection on their PCs flexibly and efficiently. Users are offered a choice of one of the four subscription packages available for purchase. Essential protection against viruses is included in the Dr.Web Classic package; Dr.Web Standard enhances security using the Anti-spam feature, while the comprehensive Dr.Web Premium provides advanced protection thanks to the HTTP monitor and Parental Control module. The Dr.Web Premium Server package protects Windows Server platforms and is ideal for small companies that prefer to minimize the costs of anti-virus protection, without paying for the annual server license in one lump sum. The subscriber’s account is debited on a monthly basis for both the server license and the Internet connection fee. An additional convenience is that An additional convenience is that subscriptions can be suspended at any time (e.g., for the duration of a vacation or business trip) and resumed whenever desired.

About the Dr.Web AV-Desk Internet Service

Doctor Web was the first anti-virus vendor to offer an anti-virus as a service on the Russian market. The deployment of Dr.Web AV-Desk lets a service provider’s subscribers use the Dr.Web Anti-virus as a service: they can choose how long they want to subscribe, renew their subscriptions automatically, and that means, they can decide for themselves how much they want to spend on anti-virus security. Providing an anti-virus as a service ensures its instant delivery and easy subscription management for home users and business customers. The Dr.Web AV-Desk Internet service was created by Doctor Web in 2007. The number of service providers that deliver the Dr.Web AV-Desk service in different regions of Russia and also in the Ukraine, France, Spain, Netherlands, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria and Estonia exceeds 350.

Following results shown by the service in 2007, Dr.Web AV-Desk was named the “best product offered as a service” by PC Magazine Russia. In September 2008, Dr.Web AV-Desk was awarded the Grand Gold Medal for “most original scientific and technical solution in communications technology” at the ITE Siberian Fair.

About Link Group of Companies

The Link group of companies has been successfully operating on the telecommunications market in Moscow and the Moscow and Tver regions since 2004. Company members of the group provide a full range of communication services, such as high-speed Internet access, telephone services and digital television as well as maintenance of local and regional telecommunications operator networks.

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