D-Link has announced a partnership with Kaspersky Lab, as a Technology Partner under D-Link’s Global Alliance Program. The partnership allows for D-Link to enhance and extend the capabilities of the company’s unified threat management (UTM) solutions.

The alliance with Kaspersky Lab provides D-Link with extended anti-malware support towards its NetDefend series, which is designed to guard network data from malicious attacks. In addition, the initiative allows both D-Link and Kaspersky Lab to combine marketing efforts in the promotion of joint solutions, and develop additional complementary products and services.
“We are pleased to have a company like Kaspersky Lab to join our Global Alliance Program,” says Tobie van Schalkwyk, D-Link South Africa country manager. “They have proven themselves as a leading organisation that offers a high level of knowledge in not just Internet security, but anti-virus and mobile security as well.”
“We welcome this opportunity to strengthen our business relations with D-Link,” adds Peter Merkulov, Kaspersky Lab vice-president of Technology Alliances. “By merging D-Link’s networking expertise with our experience in fighting malware, we can effectively combat the growing number of cybercriminals and provide robust, reliable protection to those who trust us.”
Prior to the alliance, D-Link and Kaspersky Lab had worked together, implementing Kaspersky Lab’s SafeStream anti-malware solution into the Company’s DFL-260 and DFL-860 UTM appliances.