(Hong Kong, 4 February 2010) - Kingsoft Corporation Limited ("Kingsoft" or the "Company"; SEHK stock code: 3888), a leading applications and entertainment software developer, distributor and service provider in China, announced today that its anti-virus software Kingsoft Web Shield and Kingsoft Internet Security and three Kingsoft Game series have received several major awards.
Kingsoft Internet Security won Home Computer's "2009 Most Valuable Products" award. Home Computer is the most-circulated IT publication in Chinese cities. It also topped Symantec in the AV-comparatives test, making it the fastest anti-virus scanning software. Furthermore, Kingsoft Internet Security - Notebook Edition, with new and enhanced virus detecting and removing features, took home the "CHIP Product of the Year" award. The award was presented by leading industry publication New Computer, and its decision was based on three main criteria: innovation, value and influence. The two awards represent industry recognition of the excellence of Kingsoft's products and its outstanding capability in the anti-virus software arena.
As for Kingsoft WebShield, it made the Home Computer's "Top 10 Star Software of 2009" list. It is the first China-made software to employ the advanced web-level cloud security technology, with four protective tiers to block off fraudulent websites, phishing websites etc. for 350 million Internet users. It was a true testament of Kingsoft's outstanding R&D capabilities.
In addition, Kingsoft Games won different sales awards. JX III, JX Online World and MAT made it into the top 10 lists of the Martial Art and FPS categories in the 2009 Internet Cafe Top Games List compiled by iCafe, the leading Internet cafe software provider in China. Supported by findings in a massive user survey, the listings accurately reflect the status of the Internet game sector, with Kingsoft games among the most popular choices in China.
Mr. Pak Kwan Kau, Chairman of Kingsoft, said, "These awards not only represent industry recognition for us, but also give us great encouragement. The accreditations are evidence of our trailblazing ability in the anti-virus software industry. Furthermore, we are delighted and proud that our relatively new online game business has received high appraisal, which will motivate us to keep exerting our best in strengthening our lead position in the anti-virus segment. Building on our solid market standing, we will continue to strengthen our research and development capabilities, bringing our customers more quality security software products to win and maintain their confidence in the Company."