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Kaspersky Lab Ranked Among the Top 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World by Fast Company Magazine

February 22, 2011 – Woburn, MAKaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions announces that it has been ranked among the Top 50 Most Innovative Companies worldwide by U.S. business magazine Fast Company. Kaspersky Lab took 32nd place in the ranking, ahead of many global giants of the IT industry.

Overall, Fast Company recognizes 350-plus companies. Fast Company’s editorial team evaluated information on thousands of businesses across the globe to create the World’s Most Innovative Companies issue. The end result is a package that dares to be different, emphasizing progressive business models and an ethos of creativity.

In its latest edition, Fast Company explains that Kaspersky Lab has been a magnet for Russia's young computer geniuses for a number of years. It is this fact that has been a key driver in Kaspersky Lab’s rapid climb to become the world's fourth-largest anti-malware solutions provider.*

“When the company was founded in 1997 with zero investment or external funding, we knew that innovation and quality were the only feasible ways to achieve international success,” commented Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and Co-Founder of Kaspersky Lab. “The Company’s success is the result of years of research work and constant innovation. It’s very nice to hear that the work of our specialists has received worldwide acclaim, not just from our customers and partners, but from independent experts too.”

“Innovation has never been more important to our economy and our future,” said Fast Company editor Robert Safian. “These companies embody what unleashing human potential can accomplish.”                                   

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March 2011) is on newsstands beginning February 22nd and available online at www.fastcompany.com/MIC.   

 *According to ‘Worldwide Endpoint Security Market 2010-2014 Forecast and 2009 Vendor Shares’ IDC report.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the world's largest privately-held Internet Security company, providing comprehensive protection against all forms of IT threats such as viruses, spyware, hackers and spam. The company's products provide in-depth defense at work, at home and on the road for home and mobile users, small and medium sized businesses and large enterprises, protecting more than 300 million systems around the globe. Kaspersky technology is also incorporated inside the products and services of approximately 100 of the industry's leading IT, networking, communications and applications solution vendors. For further information about the company, please visit http://www.kaspersky.com/. Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KasperskyLabAmericas. Follow @Kaspersky on Twitter.

For the latest in-depth information on security threat issues and trends, please visit http://www.securelist.com/. Follow @Securelist on Twitter.

About Fast Company                                                                 

Fast Company is the world's leading progressive business-media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethonomics (ethical economics), leadership, and design. Written for, by, and about the most progressive business leaders. Editor Robert Safian was named AdWeek's Editor of the Year in 2009. Under the leadership of publisher Christine Osekoski, Fast Company made AdWeek’s Hot List for three consecutive years, and FastCompany.com executive editor Noah Robischon has tripled traffic and revenue year over year. Fast Company is owned by Joe Mansueto, founder and owner of Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research.