It was founded in 1997 by Eugene Kaspersky who is currently the CEO.Kaspersky Lab develops and sells antivirus, internet security, password management, endpoint security, and other cybersecurity products and services.

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Kaspersky Lab ranks fourth in the global ranking of antivirus vendors by revenue.

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).

PC Magazine said it had got high scores in lab tests for antivirus, antiphishing and other features.

It had "so-so" scores in antimalware tests and wasn't able to catch all spam.

For businesses the company markets the Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business suite.

It includes a centralized user interface and management application called the Kaspersky Security Center.In 2011 General Atlantic bought a 20 percent share of Kaspersky Lab for 0 million, with the expectation of helping the company go public.A few months later, the decision was made to keep the firm private and Kaspersky re-purchased the shares from General Atlantic.The anti-virus software testing group AV-Comparatives gave the Windows XP version of Kaspersky AV an "Advanced " rating (its highest) in both its February 2008 on-demand detection test (with the fourth highest detection rate among 16 products tested).However, in the Retrospective/Proactive Test May 2008, Kaspersky received the "Standard" rating, detecting 21% of new malware with 1-month old signatures and receiving a substantial amount of false positives.On 28 January 2013, the Kaspersky Endpoint Security has earned "AV-TEST Award for Best Protection 2012" and "AV-TEST Award for Best Repair 2012" awards in the field of corporate products from AV-TEST Institute.