Kaspersky Lab enters world top 100 of packaged software vendors

10 Aug 2009
Business News

Kaspersky Lab enters world top 100 of packaged software vendors

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces it has entered IDC’s Top 100 of Worldwide Packaged Software Vendors.

The rating “Worldwide Packaged Software Revenue by Top 100 Vendors” was published by IDC in its “Worldwide Software 2009–2013 Forecast Summary” after a study of packaged software revenues in 2008 and the proportional market share of vendors. Kaspersky Lab is the only Russian company in the list.

The IDC study analyzed revenues earned by software vendors from sales of packaged software throughout the period 2006–2008 and examined how the revenues for 2008 changed compared to the previous year. Kaspersky Lab demonstrated the best annual growth rate – over 121% – outstripping the nearest competitor by almost 47% and growing 17 times faster than the average vendor.

According to IDC terminology, packaged software is ready-to-use software available via retail, lease or another service, regardless of its physical medium, and is distinguished from customized and preinstalled software.

Kaspersky Lab has also made it into the IDC’s top 50 rating for “Worldwide System Infrastructure Software Revenue”. This rating ranks the major manufacturers of system infrastructure software according to their revenues in 2008. Kaspersky Lab demonstrated the second largest annual growth in this list with a revenue growth rate that was almost 18 times greater than the average.

The IDC studies analyzed information on more than 1,000 major global software manufacturers.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab delivers the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. Kaspersky Lab is one of the top vendors of information security solutions in the world. The company’s products and technologies are used by over 250 million people worldwide, its technology is licensed by leading security vendors globally. The Kaspersky Lab group of companies is headquartered in Moscow, has five regional divisions and numerous local offices throughout the world. You can learn more about Kaspersky Lab by visiting http://www.kaspersky.com.

About IDC

IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 45 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.

The ratings “Worldwide Packaged Software Revenue by Top 100 Vendors” and “Worldwide System Infrastructure Software Revenue” were published by IDC in the “Worldwide Software 2009–2013 Forecast Summary” (Doc # 218938).