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loveLife gets virus protection

As loveLife works on educating South Africans on the dangers of viruses such as HIV, it is often not in a position to properly protect its systems against different types of viruses ‚ cyber viruses. For this reason, Kaspersky Labs has donated 320 Kaspersky Work Space security licenses to the NPO.

In response to an urgent request, Kaspersky Lab, has donated 320 Kaspersky Work Space Security licenses to the New loveLife Trust, South Africa’s national HIV prevention programme for young people and the largest programme of its kind in the world.

‚We are only but delighted to help out such a great cause in South Africa,‚ says Sergey Grishchenko, Head of Regional Corporate Sales at Kaspersky Lab. ‚Kaspersky Lab fully understands the need for 24/7 antivirus protection of workstations and as part of our Corporate Social Investment, we are grateful to haven been given the opportunity to assist loveLife.‚

As a non-profit organisation, loveLife is not in the position to install the latest in anti-virus protection, as the organisation’s priorities lie in their expert training and development of programmes for young South Africans (aged 12 ‚ 19). These licenses will assist loveLife in the necessary protection of the organisation’s workstations and main server, used to run 44 of the 860 offices situated around South Africa, each with approximately five to ten staff, as well as the 18 youth centres that the organisation has set up in the most deprived areas of the country. Each license will provide the protection of a full Internet protection suite.

‚These 320 free Kaspersky Work Space Security licenses will provide great relief to our organisation, and we are very thankful to Kaspersky Lab for their assistance and quick turn around in this regard,‚ says Jack De Wet, IT Manager at loveLife.

As viruses continue to increase at a pace of over 30 000 new threats per day, the need for such IT protection has grown significantly over the years and as such, cannot be ignored. Kaspersky Work Space Security provides centralised protection from all types of contemporary computer threats for workstations, whether on the corporate network or used remotely. The solution protects Windows and Linux work stations, and offers benefits such as full proactive protection, personal firewall with intrusion-detection systems (IDS) and intrusion-prevention systems (IPS) roll back of any malicious changes made to the system, as well as protection from phishing and spam attacks.

‚We were proud to donate these licenses and wish this organisation all the best in their future endeavours,‚ concludes Grishchenko.

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