Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, became the fastest-growing security software vendor for endpoint users in the corporate sector for Q4 of 2009.
According to the "Worldwide Enterprise Security Market Overview for Q4 2009", produced by the leading analytical agency Canalys, in the fourth quarter of 2009 the Company increased its share in the endpoint sector of enterprise security software market to 5.3% driven by an 83% increase in end-user value compared to the similar period in 2008.
"Endpoint security is a key and proven strength of Kaspersky Lab all around the world, and it is the most fundamental type of protection for corporate users - but it is just the beginning for us", said Keith Maskell, Vice-President of Kaspersky Lab's Corporate Business Division. He continued, "This year we will expand our Corporate product range and our marketing focus in two other areas: in-premises IT security protection for Messaging, Web and advanced file server infrastructure; and SaaS/Cloud protection - including hosted mail and web services, and software products for remote, managed IT Security services. Together with our advanced and rapidly expanding manageability solution, this will provide a comprehensive range of IT Security products and services for corporate users of all sizes, globally."
Canalys publishes market data on a quarterly basis within its various continuous services. The methodology behind the ‘Worldwide Enterprise Security Market Overview Q4 2009' centres on the tracking of end-user shipment value of products from vendors into distribution channel partners (or direct to end-customers). Canalys uses a clear set of rules to classify products unambiguously. It takes into account how products are positioned by vendors, and will allocate to a primary category in situations where, for example, a product is marketed as being suitable for more than one customer segment.
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.
Canalys specializes in delivering high quality market data, analysis and advice to the world's leading technology vendors. It is recognized as a key provider of continuous advisory services and confidential custom projects for marketing managers and strategists within blue-chip IT, telecoms, navigation and consumer electronics companies. It has unrivalled expertise in European routes to market for all kinds of high technology products and services in the consumer, SMB and large enterprise segments, and provides worldwide market data and trends analysis.