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Kaspersky looks to solidify number-three spot

COO Buyakin sets goal of $750 million (U.S.) in bookings in 2011.

If Kaspersky Lab hasn’t already cemented its position as the number-three vendor in the endpoint security market, it will by the end of 2011, company COO Eugene Buyakin said at the company’s C3 Americas Partner Conference.

Buyakin called 2010 “the most successful year in the company’s history,” and shared with the 200-odd partners in attendance that over the course of last year, it estimates it raised its market share in endpoint security to 7.5 per cent. According to IDC numbers, Kaspersky had 5.8 per cent market share in 2009 and 4.2 in 2008. Its 2010 numbers are preliminary and from Kaspersky itself, as IDC has not yet gathered 2010 final figures, so Buyakin isn’t yet declaring victory.

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