Dr.Web AV-Desk Project History
Dr.Web AV-Desk is an innovative Internet service created by Doctor Web. Its first test launch was conducted in November 2007 at the servers of one of Moscow's largest providers−Corbina Telecom.
Dr.Web AV-Desk is the third implementation of the software product that Dr.Web programmers, led by Igor Danilov, initiated in 2002 for the Russian government.
The programmers were facing a very challenging and responsible task — to develop anti-virus protection software for workstations and servers that would feature a centralized administration tool and function in the GAS "Vybory" Russian national network. One of the system components (the Control Center) was to be deployed at the Russian Central Election Commission and the other (designed to protect workstations) at the regional offices of the GAS "Vybory" (Elections) network which number in the thousands. The project (the first public beta test) was delivered to a state board of experts in early 2003. The first installation was performed in the testing environment of Voskhod Research Institute, the main developer of the State Election System. The testing was successful, and the solution was deployed in the GAS "Vybory" system in autumn that year. It has been performing successfully ever since.
On August 19, 2004, Doctor Web delivered another incarnation of the product: Dr.Web Enterprise Suite, a solution geared toward the anti-virus consumer market. It quickly became the "blue chip" among Dr.Web products.
Although time has passed since then, the product’s potential still appears to be unlimited. We have given it one more new look — this time as Dr.Web AV-Desk! Dr.Web AV-Desk!
The Dr.Web Anti-virus service for business was released in February 2010. In January 2013, more than 350 service providers were delivering the Dr.Web Anti-virus service in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, France, Austria, Estonia, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Portugal, Bulgaria, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, and Belarus.
May 2013 saw the first deployment of Dr.Web AV-Desk in a bank (in an e-banking environment).