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Kaspersky Wants No. 3 Spot In Endpoint Security Market In 2011

CRN, By Andrew Hickey

Kaspersky Lab has always kept a keen eye on the competition, and in 2011 its key goal is to overthrow Trend Micro for the No. 3 spot for endpoint security market share.

That is, if Moscow-based Kaspersky hasn't already snagged the bronze medal.

"We are winners. We like to win. We like the challenge. We like to compete," Eugene Buyakin, Kaspersky's COO, told a room full for more than 200 partners Friday at the 2011 Kaspersky Lab Americas Partner Conference in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Preliminary numbers show that Kaspersky nabbed 7.5 percent of endpoint security market share in 2010, Buyakin said. So far, Buyakin said, the 2010 market share numbers for Kaspersky's key competitors, including Symantec (NSDQ:SYMC), McAfee and Trend Micro, have yet to be released.

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