Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, has announced that Gartner has ranked the company as the third largest vendor of consumer IT security software worldwide in its annual “Market Share: Security Software, Worldwide, 2010” report, published at the end of March 2011.

According to Gartner, Kaspersky Lab’s share of the global consumer IT security market reached 9% in 2010, a 2% points increase compared to the company’s 2009 results.
Kaspersky Lab’s consumer security revenue grew 42% in 2010, compared to the results of the previous year. Since 2008, Kaspersky Lab has seen a 7% increase in its share of the consumer IT security market, significantly outperforming the growth rates of its main competitors. In 2010, the company became the third largest vendor of consumer IT security software worldwide.
Kaspersky Lab is currently the fifth largest vendor of enterprise endpoint protection, according to Gartner data. The company has demonstrated one of the highest revenue growth rates in 2010 (+30%) and is well-placed to further improve its market position in this sector.
“Consistent market growth relies on several crucial points – quality of products, better detection rates and better support,” says Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab.
“By investing into these pivotal areas, Kaspersky Lab is constantly improving its market position, as confirmed by many of the world’s leading analytical agencies. Being the third largest vendor of consumer IT security products globally is a great achievement for us, but we will not rest on our laurels, rather continually plan to conquer the market further.”