Kaspersky Lab is ranked among the world's Top 100 packaged software vendors

03 Aug 2010
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that global market intelligence provider IDC has ranked the company among the Top 100 Packaged Software Vendors worldwide.

Each year, IDC surveys the leading vendors of packaged software to determine their individual proportion of market share by revenue. The results of the survey are published under the title “Worldwide Packaged Software Revenue by Top 100 Vendors”. The results of the 2009 survey and the forecast for the next five years have been published in the “Worldwide Software 2010–2014 Forecast Summary”. Kaspersky Lab ranks 78th on the list and is the only Russian company to be included in the rating.

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. The study analyzed revenues earned by software vendors from sales of packaged software throughout the period 2007–2009 and examined how the revenues for 2009 changed compared to the previous year. Kaspersky Lab demonstrated an annual growth rate of over 42%. The index is several times higher than the average growth rate for vendors.

Kaspersky Lab has also made it into 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 for 2009. Kaspersky Lab is ranked 22nd on the list. The company demonstrated the third largest annual growth figures of all of the companies on the list. IDC's studies analyzed information on more than 1,000 major global software manufacturers.

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.securelist.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 20010–2014 Forecast Summary” (Doc #223813).