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07.03.2011

Company Profile

Kaspersky Lab is an international group that employs over 2,000 highly-qualified specialists, has central offices in Moscow, as well as regional headquarters overseeing the activities of local representatives and partners in five global regions: Western Europe; Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa; North and South America; the Asia-Pacific region; and Japan. The company currently works in more than 100 countries across the globe and has its own territory offices in 27 countries. The company’s products and technologies provide protection for over 300 million users worldwide.

We believe that everyone should be free to get the most from technology – without intrusion or other security worries. Our crack team of specialists gives you the freedom to live your digital life without worrying about your personal information and assets.

For 13 years, we have worked on exposing, analyzing and neutralizing IT threats. Along the way, we have amassed a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge about malware and how to deal with it. Today, Kaspersky Lab is firmly positioned as one of the world’s top four leading IT security software vendors for endpoint users.

The company today

Kaspersky Lab is an international group that employs over 2,000 highly-qualified specialists, has central offices in Moscow, as well as regional headquarters overseeing the activities of local representatives and partners in five global regions: Western Europe; Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa; North and South America; the Asia-Pacific region; and Japan. The company currently works in more than 100 countries across the globe and has its own territory offices in 27 countries. The company’s products and technologies provide protection for over 300 million users worldwide.

The group’s main decision-making body is the Board of Directors, responsible for setting out an overall development strategy and appointing senior management figures. The Board is made up of nine shareholders and top managers representing the central headquarters and global regions.

Unique experience and knowledge

In 2010, Kaspersky Lab celebrates its thirteenth anniversary. Undoubtedly, the company’s most valuable asset is the wealth of experience and knowledge it has gained in those years of combating viruses and other IT threats, enabling us to preempt trends in malware development. This helps us to remain one step ahead of the competition and provide our users with the most reliable protection from new types of attack.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus

Due to its high level of professionalism and dedication, Kaspersky Lab has become one of the market leaders in the development of antivirus protection. The company’s main product, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, regularly receives top awards in tests conducted by respected international research centers and IT publications. Kaspersky Lab was the first to develop many technological standards in the antivirus industry, including full-scale solutions for Linux, Unix and NetWare, a new-generation heuristic analyzer designed to detect newly emerging viruses, effective protection against polymorphic and macro viruses, continuously updated antivirus databases and a technique for detecting viruses in archived files. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 is a product intended for advanced users. It includes proven antivirus technologies that provide effective protection to millions of users across the globe.

It is hard to imagine what the antivirus industry would be like today without the numerous technologies devised by Kaspersky Lab. This is reflected in many respected security software developers choosing the Kaspersky Anti-Virus engine to drive their own products, including Safenet (USA), Alt-N (USA), Blue Coat (USA), Check Point (Israel), Clearswift (UK), CommuniGate Systems (USA), Critical Path (Ireland), D-Link (Taiwan), Finjan (USA), GFI (Malta), IBM (USA), Juniper (USA), LANDesk (USA), Microsoft (USA), Netasq (France), Netgear (USA), Parallels (Russia), Sonicwall (USA), WatchGuard (USA), ZyXEL (Taiwan)

Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 is a new Kaspersky Lab product for home users that provides complete protection of personal computers from all Internet threats. The solution includes HIPS (Host-based Intrusion Prevention System), an advanced application activity control via new System Watcher technology which provides the fullest possible information about the system as a whole, thereby enabling maximum control of malicious activity and, if necessary, recovery of the computer’s normal operating parameters. Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 includes an advanced ‘sandbox’ technology, which uses virtualization to provide a secure isolated execution environment for applications that was first introduced in Kaspersky Internet Security 2010. Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 also offers users the advantages of Kaspersky Security Network, an innovative distributed malware control system.

Kaspersky Mobile Security is a user-friendly and reliable solution that protects mobile devices from network attacks, malware targeting mobile platforms and SMS spam. In the event that a smartphone is lost, the data in its memory also remains protected.

Kaspersky PURE - an integrated solution for home network protection. Kaspersky PURE represents a new class of products that provide a secure and productive digital environment, whatever you use your computer for.

Kaspersky PURE combines complete protection against all types of web-borne threats with new, advanced features including extended parental control features, data backup and encryption tools, a password management program and the ability to manage your entire home network or fine tune the security settings of your web browser and operating system from any computer on the network.

Kaspersky PURE retains all the features that users of Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Kaspersky Internet Security have come to know and appreciate, including state-of-the-art ‘sandbox’ technologies that allow suspect applications to be run in a secure virtual environment, proactive detection of unknown threats, application control and restrictions on the level of access that suspicious programs have to passwords, logins, personal information and operating system settings.

Kaspersky Open Space Security

Kaspersky Open Space Security Release 2 is the latest product developed by Kaspersky Lab for business users. It includes an updated version of the Kaspersky Administration Kit, the proprietary antivirus protection management tool, as well as three applications that protect Windows workstations and servers. Advanced administration and protection tools included in the updated product provide substantially enhanced security, performance and manageability for all nodes on the corporate network.

The Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0 includes more than forty new and improved features which allow organizations with computer networks of any size, from several PCs to distributed networks with a complex administration structure, to implement a flexible model of antivirus protection management. The ease of installation and minimal time required to manage the protection system using Kaspersky Administration Kit 8.0 help minimize Kaspersky Lab antivirus solutions’ total cost of ownership.

Integrated security

When it comes to providing reliable protection against viruses, spam and hacker attacks, Kaspersky Lab has solutions for every customer. The company delivers a comprehensive range of products to protect home PC users and corporate networks from the increasingly complex, multifunctional malware systems that permeate the Internet.

Kaspersky® Anti-Spam is designed to protect both users of company mail systems and Internet providers from unsolicited mass mailing or spam. It employs intelligent spam detection technology, which was developed using Kaspersky Lab’s extensive experience in protecting large-scale mail systems.

In 1999, Kaspersky Lab was the first to introduce integrated antivirus software for workstations, file servers and application servers running on Linux/FreeBSD operating systems. Today, the company offers a whole range of effective IT security solutions for the most popular Linux/FreeBSD systems, protecting both server and client applications.

Kaspersky Lab also offers a new range of IT security outsourcing services for corporations of any size. Kaspersky® Hosted Email Security ensures that email threats – viruses, spam, hacker attacks, and phishing – are neutralized before they even reach a company’s servers. The Kaspersky Hosted Web Security service provides protection from IT threats that penetrate the corporate network via Internet gateways.

Using the entire range of Kaspersky Lab products ensures an unprecedented level of protection from malware and other external threats.

Kaspersky Lab customers have access to a wide range of additional services to ensure the most effective operation of our products. The company releases antivirus database updates on an hourly basis and anti-spam database updates 12 to 24 times per day. We provide round-the-clock technical support in several languages (by telephone and email) and updates of antivirus and anti-spam databases virtually every hour of the day. We also design, deploy and support customized antivirus solutions and information security systems for corporate customers.

Customers

Over 300 million people worldwide are protected by Kaspersky Lab products and technologies, including users of third-party products that incorporate the Kaspersky Lab Anti-Virus Engine. Kaspersky Lab’s corporate client-base exceeds 200,000 companies located around the globe, ranging from small and medium-sized businesses right up to large governmental and commercial organizations.

The number of Kaspersky Lab customers is growing every day, with product activations currently numbering over 10 million per month.

Financial performance

In 2009, KL continued to grow as can be seen by the company’s year-on-year financial performance. The Company operating results showed a 42% growth in revenue in 2009 when compared to 2008.

Kaspersky Lab management reporting results for FY 2009 are stated below (all data is in mln USD):

·  Sales bookings (total numbers and YOY growth rate): 462 (YOY 28%)

·  Revenue (unaudited numbers and YOY growth rate): 391 (YOY 42%)

·  Geographic Divisions split (unaudited revenue including Technology Alliances - total numbers, YOY growth rate, and mix) *:

o   Europe: 188 (YOY 32%, 48% in the mix)

o   EEMEA: 97 (YOY 46%, 24% in the mix)

o   Americas: 80      (YOY 71%, 21% in the mix)

o   Asia: 26 (YOY 35%, 7% in the mix)

·  Business segments split (unaudited revenue – total numbers, YOY growth rate, and mix):

o   Consumer: 255 (YOY 55%, 65% in the mix)

o   Corporate: 109 (YOY 31%, 28% in the mix)

o   Technology alliances: 27 (YOY 0%, 7% in the mix)

·  Headcount (total numbers and YOY growth rate, R&D headcount, HQ and regions):

o   Total (by 1.07.2010): 2029 (YOY 30%)

o   R&D: 733 (YOY 34%)

o   HQ and Geographic Divisions: 1296 (YOY 28%)

* Note 1: These results include Technology Alliances sales allocated to Geographic Divisions based on location of end users of the TA sale.

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