May 26, 2008
Izhevsk.net — one of the leading ISPs in the Russian city of Izhevsk — started supplying Dr.Web anti-virus and anti-spam protection to its subscribers. About 60 per cent of Internet users in Izhevsk can use the service.
Subscribers of Izhevsk.net are protected by means of Dr.Web AV-Desk, the first Internet service by Doctor Web, Ltd. Dr.Web AV-Desk delivers anti-virus protection to an unlimited number of subscribers – both home users and companies, reduces the workload of the technical support staff and increases profits of a company that protects its own networks.
“It has long been obvious that we need it. The previous year saw the demand for the Internet service surge. The number of our subscribers increased almost two times and consequently spam and virus threats increased too. — Alexander Ermolaev, the Izhevsk.net business development manager said. "We did feel our commitment to protect our subscribers and decided on offering our customers the reliable and easy-to-use security tool. So we asked anti-virus experts for help. We are glad that cooperating with Doctor Web, Ltd. allows us delivering the service at a very low price. It is not only the loyalty of our customers that increases but also the security in our own networks”.
“Cooperation with Izhevsk.net is an important step to spread the idea of anti-virus security as a service. — Boris Sharov, the Doctor Web, Ltd. CEO comments. —The aim of the Dr.Web AV-Desk project is making the anti-virus an easy-to-use and accessible service for all users. Dr.Web AV-Desk allows delivering high-quality anti-virus from the longest Russian anti-virus market player to a large number of customers. Izhevsk.ent became our reliable partner which makes the service available to 60 per cent of Internet users in Izhevsk. It means that yet another segment of the Russian speaking Internet is becoming virus and spam free.
The company was set up in 1991 and Izhevsk became one of the first cities in Russia where one could access the Internet. In February 1999 the company started using 512kib/s bandwidth. Now networks of the company cover over 80 per cent of the city territory. Currently Izhevsk.net has about forty-five thousand active subscribers.
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