Kingsoft Corporation (HKG:3888) Joins Microsoft Virus Information Alliance Becoming the First Chinese Member To Strengthen Virus Monitoring Capability of Kingsoft Internet Security
Kingsoft Corporation (HKG:3888) Joins Microsoft Virus Information Alliance Becoming the First Chinese Member To Strengthen Virus Monitoring Capability of Kingsoft Internet Security
Hong Kong, June 22, 2009 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Kingsoft Corporation Limited ("Kingsoft" or the "Company"; HKG:3888), a leading entertainment and applications software developer, distributor and service provider in China by market share, today announced that it joins Microsoft Virus Information Alliance ("VIA"), becoming the first Chinese anti-virus software provider in the alliance.

Jointly participated by Microsoft and internationally renowned anti-virus companies (including Trends and Symantec, etc.), VIA is a professional platform aimed at enhancement of computer security. Kingsoft and 17 leading anti-virus companies in VIA will share information on computer viruses, and Microsoft's updates on vulnerabilities. If there is a severe outbreak of computer virus, VIA 's real-time communications platform will operate. Alliance members can mutually share the latest analysis of the virus, such as distribution cope, frequency, target users and method of each attack incident, to immediately help users from infection.

Wang Xin, Vice President of Kingsoft, said: "We are very pleased to be the first China domestic software company to join VIA. Our participation in VIA will enhance our product technology and virus monitoring and killing capability of Kingsoft Internet Security. Kingsoft' anti-virus technology is in a leading position in China market. We are willing to share our technology with peers to jointly contribute to the enhancement of computer security for the benefits of all computer users. Kingsoft's participation in VIA fully demonstrates our commitment in technology sharing and opening. Furthermore, cooperation between the two companies reflects the enhanced international recognition of Chinese anti-virus software. "

Yi Yuntian, Strategic Security Adviser, China of Microsoft, said: "Microsoft is pleased to have Kingsoft's participation in VIA. Microsoft is dedicated to cooperating with partners to jointly provide computer security information to customers from the threat of malicious viruses. Microsoft will continue to work closely with industry peers to enhance the computer security."

About Kingsoft Corporation Limited

Following the commercial launch of its first office applications software WPS 1.0 in 1989, Kingsoft Corporation Limited has now become a leading entertainment and applications software developer, distributor and service provider in China, based on market share. The Company leverages its comprehensive software development platform to offer a wide range of innovative entertainment and applications software.

Kingsoft has several well-known products such as WPS Office, Kingsoft PowerWord, Kingsoft Internet Security, and online games such as the JX Series and The First Myth. In addition, the Company sells various products such as Kingsoft Internet Security and Kingsoft PowerWord to retail consumers, corporate organizations and government agencies in China using online and offline distribution channels.

With its headquarters in Beijing, Kingsoft has multiple research and development centers based in Zhuhai, Beijing, Chengdu, Dalian and Shenzhen. The Company's vision is to create world-class software products that run on every computer. The Company's strategy is to enhance its position as a leading entertainment and application software developer, operator and distributor in China and to expand its presence in certain oversea markets.

 


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