AO Kaspersky Lab

July 4, 2024

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Kaspersky is a world-renowned vendor of systems protecting computers against various threats, including viruses and other malware, unsolicited email (spam), network and hacking attacks.

In 2008, Kaspersky was rated among the world’s top four vendors of information security software solutions for end users (IDC Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor). Kaspersky is the preferred vendor of computer protection systems for home users in Russia ("IDC Endpoint Tracker 2014").

Kaspersky was founded in Russia in 1997. It has since grown into an international group of companies with 38 offices in 33 countries. The company employs more than 3000 qualified specialists.

Products. Kaspersky products provide protection for all systems—from home computers to large corporate networks.

The personal product range includes security applications for desktop, laptop, and tablet computers, smartphones and other mobile devices.

The company offers solutions and technologies for protection and monitoring of workstations and mobile devices, virtual machines, file and web servers, mail gateways, and firewalls. The company's portfolio also features specialized products providing protection against DDoS attacks, protection for industrial control systems, and prevention of financial fraud. Used in conjunction with Kaspersky centralized management tools, these solutions ensure effective automated protection of companies and organizations of all sizes against computer threats. Kaspersky products are certified by major testing laboratories, are compatible with software of many vendors, and are optimized to run on many hardware platforms.

Kaspersky virus analysts work around the clock. Every day they uncover hundreds of thousands of new computer threats, create tools to detect and disinfect them, and include signatures for these threats in databases used by Kaspersky applications.

Technologies. Many technologies that are now part and parcel of modern anti-virus tools were originally developed by Kaspersky. It is therefore logical that many third-party software developers use the kernel of Kaspersky Anti-Virus in their own programs. Such companies include Alcatel-Lucent, Alt-N, Asus, BAE Systems, Blue Coat, Check Point, Cisco Meraki, Clearswift, D-Link, Facebook, General Dynamics, H3C, Juniper Networks, Lenovo, Microsoft, NETGEAR, Openwave Messaging, Parallels, Qualcomm, Samsung, Stormshield, Toshiba, Trustwave, Vertu, and ZyXEL. Many of the company’s innovative technologies are patented.

Achievements. Over the years, Kaspersky has won hundreds of awards for its services in combating computer threats. Following tests and research conducted by the reputed Austrian test laboratory AV-Comparatives in 2014, Kaspersky ranked among the top two vendors by the number of Advanced+ certificates earned and was eventually awarded the Top Rated certificate. But Kaspersky's main achievement is the loyalty of its users worldwide. The company’s products and technologies protect more than 400 million users, and its corporate clients number more than 270,000.


Kaspersky website:

Virus encyclopedia:

Kaspersky VirusDesk: (for scanning suspicious files and websites)

Kaspersky Community


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