OREANDA-NEWS. February 25, 2016. Kaspersky Lab North America announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Leslie Bois, VP, Channel Sales, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

“Kaspersky Lab truly exemplifies what it means to be 100 percent committed to the channel, and this award is yet another testament to our dedication to our partners,” said Leslie Bois, VP, Channel Sales, Kaspersky Lab North America. “Our award-winning Partner Program and world class ecosystem of tools and support are designed to help our partners stand out in a crowded market. Combine that with our current line of top-rated security solutions, next-gen endpoint products and additional solutions launching in 2016, we offer our partners a perfect recipe for success.

Kaspersky Lab provides superior malware detection and scored more top-three placements than any other vendor in comprehensive independent testing throughout 2015. Additionally, Kaspersky Lab topped the list of endpoint protection products in the most recent review with independent IT security institute AV-Test, receiving full marks for its Kaspersky Small Office Security product. The small business solution swept the board, receiving six out of a possible six marks in all three test categories of protection, performance and usability.

"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”