World’s largest privately-held Internet security company, Kaspersky Lab is becoming the largest software and Internet company in Russia. Kaspersky Lab should be bigger than 1C Company, accounting and mutimedia software vendor with estimated revenue of $265 million in 2009 and Yandex, the leading Russian search engine whose revenue were just under $300 million in 2009.
Founded in 1997, Kaspersky Lab reported revenue of $391 million in 2009, up 42% from 2008. The company generated revenue of $188 million in Europe; $97 million – in EEMEA region, $80 million – in Americas, and $26 million – in APAC region. The revenue split was as follows: consumer products – $255 million, corporate – $109 million, and technology alliances – $27 million.
Headquartered in Moscow, Kaspersky Lab employs over 1,800 including over 600 software engineers (R&D) in Russia and regional offices in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Japan, China, South Korea, Romania and the United States.
Kaspersky Lab is #4 security software vendor globally, behind Symantec, McAfee and Trend Micro. Its top consumer products are Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus.
In 2009, Kaspersky Lab entered IDC’s Top 100 of Worldwide Packaged Software Vendors as the fastest growing software vendor and the only Russian company in the list.
Kaspersky Lab is 50% owned by its co-founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky. Board Chairman and co-founder, Natalya Kaspersky owns a 30% stake in the company.