Press Release

Kaspersky Lab is Ranked Among the Top Three Vendors of Consumer IT Security Software

April 12, 2011 – Woburn, Mass. - Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces that Gartner has ranked the company as the third largest vendor of consumer IT security software worldwide, based on total software revenue, in its annual “Market Share: Security Software, Worldwide, 2010” report published on March 30, 2011 by Ruggero Contu and Matthew Cheung. 

According to Gartner, Kaspersky Lab’s share of the global consumer IT security market reached 9 percent in 2010, a 2 percentage point increase compared to the company’s 2009 results. Kaspersky Lab’s consumer security revenue grew 42 percent in 2010, compared to the results of previous year. Since 2008, Kaspersky Lab has seen a 7 percent increase in its share of the consumer IT security market, significantly outperforming the growth rates of its main competitors and in 2010, the company became the third largest vendor of consumer IT security software worldwide.

Kaspersky Lab is currently the fifth largest worldwide vendor of Enterprise Endpoint Protection based on total software revenue, according to Gartner data. The Company has demonstrated one of the highest revenue growth rates in 2010 (+30 percent) and believes it is well-placed to further improve its market position in this sector.

 

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Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder

Kaspersky Lab

Consistent market growth relies on several crucial points – quality of products, better detection rates and better support.  By investing into these pivotal areas, Kaspersky Lab is constantly improving its market positions as confirmed by many of the world’s leading analytical agencies.  Being the third largest vendor of consumer IT security products globally is a great achievement for us, but we will not rest on our laurels and plan to conquer the market still further.”

 

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.

 

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Press/Analyst Contact:

Greg Sabey

Kaspersky Lab Americas

P: + 1.781.503.2654

E: greg.sabey@kaspersky.com