August 10, 2017

Kaspersky Lab is Satisfied with Actions Taken by Microsoft to Address Partner Requirements

Kaspersky Lab confirms that all of its concerns regarding the unfair competition law, raised with the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, have been addressed.

Kaspersky Lab confirms that all of its concerns regarding the unfair competition law, raised with the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, have been addressed.

The company is satisfied with the proposed approach by Microsoft to address the warnings issued by the FAS, and its implementation roadmap. Kaspersky Lab is also taking all steps necessary to withdraw its filings to the European Commission and to Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, stating that it has no more claims for Microsoft to address.

Kaspersky Lab and Microsoft have had a long history of cooperation in combatting cybersecurity threats across the world, and over the past months the companies conducted fruitful discussions about how antivirus services should operate in the Windows ecosystem to help ensure a safe environment for Windows users. Kaspersky Lab is convinced that mutually beneficial cooperation, healthy competition and an open Windows ecosystem have a positive effect on users’ online security and on the development of the IT industry as a whole.

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