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We are one of the world’s largest privately owned cybersecurity companies[i]. We operate in 200 countries and territories and have 35 offices in 31 countries. Over 3,800 highly-qualified specialists work for Kaspersky.
We are a global company, with a global vision and a focus on international markets. Our global unaudited IFRS revenue for 2016 totaled USD 644 million.
Our independence allows us to be more agile; to think differently and act faster. We are forever innovating, delivering protection that’s effective, usable and accessible. We pride ourselves on developing world-leading security that keeps us – and every one of our 400 million users protected by our technologies, and 270,000 corporate clients – one step ahead of potential threats.
Our commitment to people, as well as advanced technology, also keeps us ahead of the competition. Our company is named a Leader in endpoint protection by Gartner and Forrester analyst firms[ii]. Firmly positioned as one of the top four leading endpoint security vendors, we continue to improve our market position.
Endpoint security has always been the core of our business, especially in the small-to-medium-sized business segment. At the same time, over the next few years, we expect one of our main growth drivers to be in the enterprise market, particularly in the non-endpoint security area. Our customers’ needs change in line with the evolution of the threat landscape. Therefore, we are constantly expanding our enterprise portfolio with security solutions and services strengthened by Kaspersky’s global cybersecurity intelligence.
CSR and Global Brand Initiatives
Our ultimate mission - to save the world - shows the company’s commitment to making cyberspace safer and to protect what matters most to people. This vision unites the company’s business goals and approach to corporate social responsibility.
Supporting art, science and sport
We are always delighted to work with companies that are as passionate about what they do as we are. This is why, since 2010, Kaspersky has been an official sponsor of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One racing team. Scuderia Ferrari, in turn, chose us to provide it with a complete, cutting edge IT security solution. It is easy to see that the two companies have much in common – both are up against tough competition and committed to technological leadership in order to stay ahead. Since 2012 Kaspersky’s logo has featured on Ferrari’s Formula One car as well as on the drivers’ overalls and team uniform. In 2015, Kaspersky announced the continuation of its sponsorship contract with the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One racing team for five more years.
We understand the importance of preserving past cultures, for the benefit of future generations. That is why Kaspersky has been cooperating with the Archeological Society at Athens (ASA) since 2015, to develop its Akrotiri project. This project is saving the remains of the historic Cycladic/Minoan settlement on Santorini Island, known as the Greek “Pompeii”. The company has become the major sponsor of the project, providing support for a number of activities to help the scientists further their work. This includes the restoration of the excavations, the conservation of spectacular wall paintings and the project’s building conservation work.
Kaspersky is interested in initiatives that combine human excellence, art and IT. That is why, in our anniversary year, we are proud to support a number of different cultural endeavors and sporting events. In 2017, Kaspersky became a general sponsor of the 1st Antarctic Biennale, a creative journey that involves a hundred people from all over the world - artists, architects, researchers, and philosophers - who will explore and create a universal cultural future for Antarctica. We are also supporting Starmus 2017, renowned to be the world's most ambitious science and music festival. Starmus was founded to celebrate science and the arts with the goal of bringing an understanding and appreciation of science to the general public. It gathers the most reputable speakers – international scientists, cosmonauts and astronauts, artists and musicians, writers, business leaders, and more.
We also support key sporting events which celebrate strategic and forward-thinking. Kaspersky supports and protects FIDE and the World Chess Championship 2017-18, as official cybersecurity partner. Since 2016, we have also sponsored chess Grandmaster and World Vice Champion Sergey Karjakin; and since 2012, we have supported a young candidate master Andrey Tsvetkov, as well as Grandmaster and world junior chess champion Mikhail Antipov. For the fourth year in a row, Kaspersky has continued its sponsorship of the Kaspersky Riga Masters - the first professional snooker tournament to be held in Latvia, which started in 2014.
Our educational initiatives
We believe that encouraging dialog and launching educational programs are essential steps towards international collaboration in the fight against cybercrime. That is why we operate the Kaspersky Academy: a series of projects dedicated to supporting young talent in IT security.
Children’s online safety
We partner with independent organizations (such as European Schoolnet EUN and FOSI), and law enforcement agencies, to raise awareness about online safety and cyberbullying. Kaspersky also works together with child psychologists from across the globe to put together recommendations on how to protect kids online. We offer a number of tools to ensure children are safe from cyber threats.
i The company was rated fourth in the IDC ‘Worldwide Endpoint Security Market Shares, 2015: Currency Volatility Headwind Vendors’ report (IDC # US41867116, 2015 - Nov 2016)
ii Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, 30 January 2017. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q4 2016