Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Kaspersky Lab shows 864% growth in 5 years in EMEA

Johannesburg, 27 March 2012 - Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces that it has been ranked in Deloitte Technology Fast 500TM EMEA. With 864% growth in five years, Kaspersky Lab was recognised as one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies from 24 EMEA countries based on five-year average percentage revenue growth.

Commenting on the ranking, Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, said, “We are proud that our business growth has been recognised by Deloitte. Over the last five years Kaspersky Lab has enjoyed incredibly rapid expansion. Based on the constant development of our world-beating technologies and products, the company has become truly global. However, this new stage of business sets new challenges, and we are ready to face them and move ahead to greater achievements!”

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA program is the region’s most objective industry-ranking standard to focus on the technology field and is now celebrating its 11th year. The program recognises technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of revenue growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa during the past five years. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies – large, small, public and private – span a variety of industry sectors, and are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, semiconductors, Internet, media and entertainment, life sciences and greentech.

The program is supported by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 initiatives, which rank high growth technology companies by location or specifically defined geographic area and is run by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) global industry group.

Olga Tabakova, Deloitte CIS TMT Leader, commented that, “Kaspersky Lab is a well-known brand not only in Russia but across the world. It’s included in the list of the 100 biggest IT companies. The fact that Kaspersky Lab is recognised by the Deloitte Technology EMEA Fast 500TM program proves that Russian companies can successfully compete in the global marketplace alongside their foreign peers, and is evidence that more and more Russian companies will enter this ranking in the future.”
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.

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