Kaspersky Lab, a developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announced the expansion of its partnership with Ferrari. The companies are working together to identify synergies within Information Technology and upgrade their level of collaboration.
“We are happy to enter a new stage in our successful partnership with Ferrari. Our two companies share the same core values – cutting-edge technology, innovation, the highest quality and a passion for progress,” said Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab.
“Our company has been fighting cybercrime and constantly developing solutions for 15 years and, thanks to this shared project, we’ll look to protect Ferrari’s systems and cars with our latest technologies.”
“Ferrari has teamed up with Kaspersky in a technical collaboration to verify the capabilities of their antivirus software,” said Vittorio Boero, Ferrari CIO. “The aim is to complete a comprehensive evaluation by Q4/2012. The application aims to cover the management both for Industrial GT and Gestione Sportiva for a future potential deployment.”
The project will involve several stages: the first step is a technical discussion committee consisting of Kaspersky Lab IT specialists and analysts, and senior IT managers and engineers from Scuderia Ferrari. Combining the IT expertise from Kaspersky Lab’s R&D team with that of the Ferrari’s IT department is intended to improve the methodological and technical sides of both companies’ IT infrastructure and services.
The second step, which will run from the end of 2012 into 2013, will focus on an analysis of the complex Ferrari IT landscape and an evaluation of Kaspersky Lab’s corporate product portfolio in order to formulate a plan for customisation and implementation.