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Global cybersecurity and privacy company Kaspersky and IT distributor LEADER have struck a new partnership across Australia & New Zealand, commencing February 2022.

Kaspersky, which protects over 400 million users and 250,000 corporates worldwide has added Leader to its distributor family to expand its reach across the region.

Margrith Appleby, General Manager of Kaspersky Australia and New Zealand commented, “We are very impressed by Leader’s experience, energy, commitment and enthusiasm and believe Leader is the perfect distribution partner to help us achieve our objective of reaching an even broader range of partners and customers across the ANZ territory.”

Kaspersky is LEADER’s preferred vendor for cybersecurity software that caters to the B2C, B2B and enterprise markets and will join the distributor’s portfolio of 71 vendors, which includes the likes of Microsoft, Ubiquiti, LG and Acronis.

LEADER will gain access to Kaspersky’s full award-winning B2C and B2B portfolio, which ranges from endpoint protection, internet and Cloud security to managed detection and response, threat intelligence and security awareness training. 

Hanh Tran, Leader’s Cloud Product and Sales Manager said, “Kaspersky is globally renowned for its market leading cybersecurity solutions and expertise, so we’re very proud to secure this distribution agreement. From today, we’ll be providing our reseller community access to Kaspersky’s comprehensive security portfolio through our Leader Cloud platform, meaning 24/7 instant license provisioning for all partners.”

Ben Klason, LEADER’s National Enterprise and Marketing Manager added, "At LEADER we live and breathe our purpose of helping our resellers grow and be profitable. Kaspersky helps us deliver on this, by providing resellers with a fast and easy way to order licences backed by our expert technical support and national marketing and sales teams. We are incredibly honoured to be working with the best in the industry with the team at Kaspersky ANZ".

Kaspersky helps its users stay one step ahead of potential threats, from the basic security needs of individual users and small businesses through to protecting large companies, critical infrastructure networks and governments with more sophisticated solutions.

“In today’s environment this is absolutely crucial,” Ms Appleby noted. “Improving your cybersecurity posture can be the best investment you make, and together with our distributor and partner community we aim to build a safer world and ensure greater security adoption across the board. I’m really pleased LEADER are embarking on this journey with us and I’m looking forward to a successful partnership in the years ahead.”

About Kaspersky

Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity and digital privacy company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments, and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky technologies and we help 250,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at

Leader focuses on authentic, mutually beneficial, profitable relationships with both resellers and vendors. Our desire and drive are to help build a robust, more sustainable IT industry, through support, shared knowledge, and solution selling. Our strength comes from our ability to provide the IT Channel with complete solutions, from Servers, PC's, Gaming, Accessories, Networking, Storage, Software to Cloud Services, VoIP Solutions, SIP Trunking & other Telco services, Leader's account managers are dedicated to working with our resellers and helping them grow.     


Kaspersky boosts distributor network with Leader appointment

Global cybersecurity and privacy company Kaspersky and IT distributor LEADER have struck a new partnership across Australia & New Zealand, commencing February 2022.
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