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Derrick
04-12-2012, 01:07 PM
Kaspersky Lab is a Russia headquartered and owned multi-national computer security company, co-founded by Natalia Kaspersky and Eugene Kaspersky in 1997. Kaspersky Lab is a developer of secure content & threat management systems and the world’s largest privately held vendor of software security products. Kaspersky Lab is headquartered in Moscow, Russia with 29 regional offices in Australia, Austria, Benelux, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States of America (in Boston and Miami). The company currently works in almost 200 countries. The company’s products and technologies provide protection for over 300 million users worldwide and more than 200,000 corporate clients globally.

Kaspersky Lab ranks fourth in the global ranking of antivirus vendors. It was the first Russian company to be included into the rating of the world’s leading software companies, called the Software Top 100 (81th on the list). Kaspersky Lab is ranked 4th in Endpoint Security segment according to IDC data for 2010. According to Gartner, Kaspersky Lab is currently the third largest vendor of consumer IT security software worldwide and the fifth largest vendor of Enterprise Endpoint Protection. Kaspersky Lab has been named a "Leader" in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.

The Kaspersky Anti-Virus engine also powers products or solutions by other security vendors, such as Check Point, Bluecoat, Juniper Networks, Sybari (now acquired by Microsoft), Netintelligence, GFI Software, F-Secure, Clearswift, FrontBridge, G-Data, Netasq, and others. Altogether, more than 120 companies are licensing technology from Kaspersky Lab. Kaspersky Lab also has a number of partnerships with various technology companies (ex. Samsung ).

Kaspersky Lab runs several global sponsorships, ex. sponsoring Scuderia Ferrari Racing Team and geographical expeditions. Previously Kaspersky Labs had Jackie Chan as their product spokesman.

Source: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaspersky_Lab)

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