PHOTO (From L-R): Mr Johan Aris bin Ibrahim, Regional Head, Financial Services & Loyalty, AirAsiaMegastore.com, Mr. Tan Hock Soon, Head of AirAsiaMegastore.com, Mr. Mok Chee Yong, Sales Director, Online Antivirus Sdn Bhd, Mr. Jimmy Fong, Channel Sales Director, SEA, Kaspersky Lab at signing ceremony between Kaspersky Lab and AirAsiaMegastore.com.
KUALA LUMPUR, 28 MARCH 2011 - Russian security software firm Kaspersky Lab has signed a deal to secure transactions at AirAsia's online store - AirAsiaMegastore.com - that will give 6-month licenses of Kaspersky Anti-Virus (KAV) 2011 to two million members of the site.
Kaspersky Lab Southeast Asia channel sales director Jimmy Fong said the partnership between the two companies started in December 2010 for a six-month period, which has now been extended to August 2011. "The KAV 2011 redemption, which is worth RM34.50 [US$11.38] each, is applicable to AirAsiaMegastore.com members in 10 countries in South East Asia region; Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Brunei Darussalam."
"According to research firm IDC, half of Malaysia's Internet users had conducted online transactions with the total valued at more than US$8 million in 2009," said Fong. "The figure is expected to be higher now, with the rise in broadband penetration to 55 per cent as of December 8 2010, making the partnership a timely addition to the online retail scene."
AirAsiaMegastore.com regional head, financial services & loyalty, Johan Aris said that the offer of a free download of KAV 2011 to the online store's members would enhance trust and confidence. "As an online store, we are an avid advocator of anti-virus usage and the offer is our way of saying 'thank you' to our members who have been supporting us."
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