Top Honors: Kaspersky Hails Best Partners Of 2010

Kaspersky Lab marked its annual Americas Partner Conference, held Feb. 11-14 at the Moon Palace Resort in tropical Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, by honoring some its most outstanding partners. The award ceremony was conducted in front of more than 300 Americas partners in attendance. Here are a few of Kaspersky's biggest sales drivers, deal closers and rising stars.

Kaspersky partner Nexx Generation Security Solutions captured the Canadian Partner of the Year Award. Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky (left), appears with Adam Tanner, (middle), Nexx Generation Security Solutions director; Mike Kelly, also of Nexx Generation Security Solutions; and Steve Orenberg, president of Kaspersky Lab Americas.

Nexx Generation Security Solutions specializes in security analysis, security architecture development, integration and project management.

Acrodex, another Canadian partner, won honors as a Kaspersky Rising Star from that country.

Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky (left), takes the stage with Scott Murdoch (middle), Acrodex Ontario branch director; and Steve Orenberg, president of Kaspersky Lab Americas.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-based Acrodex provides strategic IT services designed specifically for enterprise and mid-market organizations based on technology provisioning, enterprise software licensing, managed operations, IT infrastructure, network solutions, Web application development, and project management.

CDW took LAR Partner of the Year honors. CEO Eugene Kaspersky (left), appears with Stan Oien (middle), CDW manager of security practice; Sean McGilloway, CDW vice president of sales; and Steve Orenberg, president of Kaspersky Lab Americas

CDW is one of the leading providers of technology for businesses, government and education, offering consulting and expertise for designing customized solutions, along with specialized technology engineers that implement and manage customer solutions. Areas of focus include notebooks, desktops, printers, servers and storage, unified communications, security, wireless, power and cooling, networking, software licensing and mobility solutions.

CDW was founded in 1984 and as of December 31, 2009 employed approximately 6,150 workers. In 2008, the company generated sales of $8.1 billion.

Charlotte, N.C.-based Software Express took top honors for Kaspersky's U.S. Partner of the Year. CEO Eugene Kaspersky (left), appears with Rob Delevan, (middle), Software Express senior territory manager; Ken Heptig, Software Express president; and Steve Orenberg, president of Kaspersky Lab Americas.

Founded in 1984, Software Express provides affordable software for the educational sector, offering on-site specialists in volume licensing and networking for an array of products that range from antivirus protection to special needs assistive devices. The company aims to be a one-stop technology shop for schools, providing customers with all relevant and necessary applications including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat or Norton Antivirus.

Kaspersky partner All Tech 1 was named U.S. Rising Star. CEO Eugene Kaspersky (left), congratulates Robert McMillen, (middle), AllTech1 president; and Steve Orenberg, president of Kaspersky Lab Americas.

AllTech1, based in Portland, Ore. is the first locally owned Microsoft Gold Certified Advanced Infrastructure Partner and Small Business Specialist in all of Portland and the metro area. Its accolades include a contract with the US government to restore the email files of Enron executives helping to prosecute them in October 2001. It was also Microsoft's provider of choice for the relocation and reintegration of 350 servers, switches, NAS and SAN from multiple labs on various campus facilities to a consolidated hardened offsite facility, and was the civilian contractor helping to train the US Army's Computer Warfare Defense Team.


Kaspersky picked Brazil-based EsyWorld as Latin American Rising Star. CEO Eugene Kaspersky (left), takes the stage with Luis Moraes (middle), EsyWorld director; and Steve Orenberg, president of Kaspersky Lab Americas.

EsyWorld specializes in the distribution of domestic and imported software along with pre and post sales support for numerous verticals including finance, telecom and government. Its portfolio includes security products such as antivirus and Internet security for a wide range of markets that span from home users to large enterprises.

Quito, Ecuador-based GMS garnered Latin American Partner of the Year honors. CEO Eugene Kaspersky (left), appears with Esteban Lubensky, (middle), GMS general manager, Ecuador; and Steve Orenberg, president of Kaspersky Lab Americas.

Founded in 1978, GMS is the largest national computer consultancy firm, providing an array of computer and Internet infrastructure to the country's largest national corporations. GMS became the first provider to implement an international ERP system and was also the first to provide complete automation for the country's food factories, retail sales, pharmaceutical, cement and timber. GMS also pioneered security solutions for ISPs to manage multiple operations.

Kaspersky CEO Eugene Kaspersky (center), accepted the award on behalf of Hector Torres, Soporte y Capacitacion general manager, who could not attend.

Carretera, Mexico-based Soporte y Capacitacion provides dedicated solutions for infrastructure, collaboration and Web. The company prides itself on being a leader for integrated IT solutions while helping optimize business processes that help customers stay competitive in the marketplace.