Kaspersky Lab ( /kæˈspɜrski/; Russian: Лаборатория Касперского, Laboratoriya Kasperskogo) is a Russian multi-national computer security company, co-founded by Natalia Kaspersky and Eugene Kaspersky in 1997. Kaspersky Lab is a developer of secure content and threat management systems and the world’s largest privately held vendor of software security products. Kaspersky Lab is headquartered in Moscow, Russia with 30 regional offices in Australia, Austria, Benelux, Canada, Mainland China, France, Germany, Hong Kong (China), India, Italy, Taiwan, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States of America (in Boston and Miami). The company currently works in almost 200 countries. The company’s products and technologies provide protection for over 300 million users worldwide and more than 250,000 corporate clients globally.
Kaspersky Lab ranks fourth in the global ranking of antivirus vendors. It was the first Russian company to be included into the rating of the world’s leading software companies, called the Software Top 100 (79th on the list, as of 6/29/2012). Kaspersky Lab is ranked 4th in Endpoint Security segment according to IDC data for 2010. According to Gartner, Kaspersky Lab is currently the third largest vendor of consumer IT security software worldwide and the fifth largest vendor of Enterprise Endpoint Protection. Kaspersky Lab has been named a "Leader" in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.
The Kaspersky Anti-Virus engine also powers products or solutions by other security vendors, such as Check Point, Bluecoat, Juniper Networks, Sybari (acquired by Microsoft in 2005), Netintelligence, Clearswift, FrontBridge, Netasq, Wedge Networks, and others. Altogether, more than 120 companies are licensing technology from Kaspersky Lab. Kaspersky Lab also has a number of partnerships with various technology companies (ex. Samsung).
Securelist.com, formerly viruslist.com, is a computer security portal run by Kaspersky Lab that is devoted to educating the general public about different aspects of internet security. It hosts a Virus Encyclopedia which provides information about various types of computer malware.
Kaspersky Lab runs several global sponsorships, for example, the Scuderia Ferrari Racing Team and geographical expeditions.