Kaspersky Lab announces the opening of a regional office in Hong Kong

16 Oct 2008
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces the opening of a regional office in Hong Kong. The office will host the management team of the Asia-Pacific Regional Division of Kaspersky Lab headed by Harry Cheung, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific. The Asia-Pacific Regional Division coordinates Kaspersky Lab’s operations and business development in the areas of China, Taiwan, India, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Brunei, Papua New Guinea and East Timor.

Kaspersky Lab has already been successful in the Asia-Pacific region for over 10 years. Major companies and government organizations are among the company’s valued customers and partners in the region. Kaspersky Lab’s products are already among the most popular in Asia and the company’s market share is rapidly growing throughout the entire region, including such countries as China, India, Australia and Korea.

The Asia-Pacific Regional Division has the important tasks of providing partners and users in the region with the most comprehensive support and extending the range of available services. A direct company presence will not only leverage the company’s profile in the region and strengthen its position in Asia-Pacific, but will also the make it possible to establish closer cooperation with its partners and will provide a substantial platform for improving the quality of technical and marketing support. Additionally, Kaspersky Lab's constant presence in the Asia-Pacific region makes it possible to provide its users with even more effective protection from local IT threats. This is especially important considering that, according to Kaspersky Lab research data, over 50% of all unique malware samples emerging in the world originate from this region.

“I believe that the Asia-Pacific region is one of the most promising global IT-markets, which is already becoming one of the main growth drivers for Kaspersky Lab. That’s why we as a company are putting all efforts to build a strong presence here” - says Eugene Kaspersky, CEO, Kaspersky Lab. - “The establishment of a dedicated Asia-Pacific Regional Division is a key step for strengthening our company throughout the entire region and ensuring successful development of our business here. Another important factor for our success in the Asia-Pacific region is the appointment of Harry Cheung as the Managing Director, Asia-Pacific. Harry Cheung is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable managers in the Asian IT security market, and I am confident that he will be able to strengthen Kaspersky Lab’s leading position in Asian-Pacific countries even further”.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the largest antivirus company in Europe. It delivers some of the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. The Company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and one of the industry’s fastest outbreak response times for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry’s leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.