Kaspersky Lab, a multinational computer security company, recently revealed that it will standardize its global IT infrastructure by switching to Microsoft (News - Alert) Corp’s email hosting solutions.
"We have been using Microsoft technologies for many years and are very pleased with the results," said Andrey Tikhonov, IT director, Kaspersky Lab (News - Alert), in a press release. "The signed agreement is the next step for our company on the way to increasing efficiency using the newest technologies. It will allow us to unify our software and IT infrastructure worldwide, applying effective and suitable solutions."
Kaspersky Lab has deployed Microsoft products to more than 2,100 computers and 400 servers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and North and South America.
The computer security company has also successfully implemented a customer relationship management system based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The project management system based upon Microsoft Project 2010 was also developed.
With the help of these two products, Kaspersky Lab successfully covered the demand gap between sales and internal project activities.
Additionally, the company deployed a private cloud solution based on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center management solutions. It also chose email hosting solutions Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Microsoft Lync 2010 to improve productivity and to organize corporate audio and videoconferences. This has further helped the company to drive online decision-making processes and decrease travel expenses.
The use of Microsoft System Center has helped Kaspersky to not only to automate routine operations, but also to bring the company to a higher level, making multiple processes much easier to control. Additionally, the company has been able to increase the performance of desktops and office applications and achieve greater stability with reduced support costs and compatibility with a broad range of peripheral devices.
Edited by Jamie Epstein