The Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia has issued a warning to Microsoft instructing the company to cease violating antimonopoly legislation.
Nadezhda Kashchenko, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Kaspersky Lab:
"In this matter, Kaspersky Lab’s main objective is to provide people with the ability to choose the most reliable, high-quality protection against all types of cyberthreats. We are pleased with the FAS decision because first and foremost, it will have a positive effect on users. If Microsoft reconsiders its actions in accordance with the warning, users will be able to make an informed choice when selecting a cybersecurity solution without unfair outside influence. This will also have a positive impact on the security solution market, as it will ensure a level playing field for all vendors and contribute to healthy competition."
The content of the FAS warning is available on the organization’s official website. Similar applications from Kaspersky Lab are currently under consideration by the European Commission and the Federal Cartel Office of Germany.