Kaspersky Lab Ranked Among the Top Three Vendors of Consumer IT Security Software

11 Apr 2011
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces that Gartner has ranked the company as the third largest vendor of consumer IT security software worldwide in its annual “Market Share: Security Software, Worldwide, 2010” report published on March 30, 2011 by Ruggero Contu and Matthew Cheung.

According to Gartner, Kaspersky Lab’s share of the global consumer IT security market reached 9% in 2010, an increase of 2 percentage points compared to the company’s 2009 results. Kaspersky Lab’s consumer security revenue grew 42% in 2010, compared to the results of the previous year. Since 2008, Kaspersky Lab has seen a 7% increase in its share of the consumer IT security market, significantly outperforming the growth rates of its main competitors and in 2010, the company became the third largest vendor of consumer IT security software worldwide.

Kaspersky Lab is currently the fifth largest vendor of Enterprise Endpoint Protection, according to Gartner data. The company has demonstrated one of the highest revenue growth rates in 2010 (+30%) and is well-placed to further improve its market position in this sector.

“Consistent market growth relies on several crucial points – quality of products, better detection rates and better support,” said Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab. “By investing into these pivotal areas, Kaspersky Lab is constantly improving its market positions as confirmed by many of the world’s leading analytical agencies. Being the third largest vendor of consumer IT security products globally is a great achievement for us, but we will not rest on our laurels and plan to conquer the market still 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, crime-ware, 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 Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, we are the valuable partner to 60,000 clients in 11,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, we work with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 4,400 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries. For more information, e-mail info@gartner.com or visit gartner.com.

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