Kaspersky Lab has been included in Software Top 100, a ratings list of the world’s leading software companies.
The Software Top 100 is compiled by the respected independent Top 100 Research Foundation. Software companies were ranked according to their revenues based on software sales during 2008. Revenue levels were calculated from the sales of licenses, subscriptions and support activities. Revenues from hosted software solutions (Software as a Service) are included only if no significant customisation occurs. Revenues from service activities such as consultancy, systems integration and custom software development are excluded.
Kaspersky Lab ranks 76th on the list and is the only Russian software company to be included in the Software Top 100. Compared to 2007, the company achieved revenue growth of 177%. That equates to an almost threefold increase in turnover for the period concerned. This makes Kaspersky Lab the second fastest-growing company after Google with a 64% higher growth rate than its nearest rival.
According to the experts at Top 100 Research, if Kaspersky Lab sustains its present growth rate, it will rise from its current fourth place in the global ranking of antivirus vendors in the next few years. To this end, Kaspersky Lab is expanding aggressively into the corporate and growth-economy markets, meaning the company will present a significant challenge to its competitors in the near future.