[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones during 26 years development of Kaspersky Lab, Russian multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider (1997)


(worldkings.org) Kaspersky is a pioneer in the field of anti-virus technology. The product lines of this unit always help customers secure information most effectively.

Kaspersky Lab is a Russian multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider headquartered in Moscow, Russia, and operated by a holding company in the United Kingdom. Kaspersky Lab develops and sells antivirus, internet security, password management, endpoint security, and other cybersecurity products and services.

Kaspersky software has about 400 million users and has the largest market share of cybersecurity software vendors in Europe. Kaspersky Lab ranks fourth in the global ranking of antivirus vendors by revenue. It was the first Russian company to be included in the rating of the world's leading software companies, called the Software Top 100.

Kaspersky's software is available for Macs, PCs, Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, and Symbian.

(Wowtimes) Kaspersky’s history and achievements

  • 1997: The company is established on June 26 by Eugene Kaspersky, Natalya Kaspersky, and Alexey De-Monderik. And Kaspersky developed the antivirus product, then called AVP.
  • 1998: A Taiwanese student released a virus called CIH. The virus was capable of destroying the BIOS on some computers. For a long time, AVP was the only antivirus that can withstand the infection.
  • 1999: The first foreign Kaspersky Lab office opened, in Great Britain.
  • 2000: The company had 65 employees and sales in more than 40 countries.
  • 2003: Kaspersky Lab opened offices in Japan, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and China.
  • 2004: Kaspersky Lab was the first company in the world to update its antivirus databases hourly.
  • 2008: Kaspersky opened new offices in South East Asia and the Middle East.
  • 2009: Retail sales of Kaspersky Lab's antivirus products reached almost 4.5 million copies per year.
  • 2010: Kaspersky expanded in India, the Middle East, and Africa.
  • 2012: Kaspersky announced Midori Kuma, the company’s mascot.
  • 2013: Kaspersky Lab announced its cooperation with Interpol.
  • 2017: KASPERSKY OS was ready. It will protect critical infrastructure against all threats, including unknown ones.
  • 2021: Kaspersky announced a partnership extension with the Formula One team, and also became the team’s esports partner.

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