0
Broadband

Kaspersky Lab moves core processes from Russia to Switzerland

Tuesday 15 May 2018 | 10:28 CET | News

Kaspersky Lab is adapting its infrastructure to move a number of core processes from Russia to Switzerland. This includes customer data storage and processing for most regions, as well as software assembly, including threat detection updates. By the end of 2019, data from customers in Europe, North America, Japan, Singapore, Australia and South Korea will be stored and processed in Zurich. To ensure full transparency and integrity, Kaspersky Lab is arranging for this activity to be supervised by an independent third party, also based in Switzerland.

The new measures are part of Kaspersky Lab's Global Transparency Initiative, announced in October 2017, and include the transfer of data storage and processing for a number of regions, the relocation of software assembly and the opening of the first Transparency Centre. The decision to move part of its business from Russia follows several governments, including the US, UK and Netherlands, restricting use of Kaspersky products due to the company's alleged links to the Russian state and cyber-espionage activities. Kaspersky has refuted the claims.  

Kaspersky Lab will relocate its 'software build conveyer' to Zurich, a set of programming tools used to assemble ready-to-use software out of source code. Before the end of the year, Kaspersky Lab products and threat detection rule databases (AV databases) will start to be assembled and signed with a digital signature in Switzerland, before being distributed to the endpoints of customers worldwide. The relocation will ensure that all newly assembled software can be verified by an independent organisation, and show that software builds and updates received by customers match the source code provided for audit.

The source code of Kaspersky Lab products and software updates will be available for review by responsible stakeholders in a dedicated Transparency Centre that will also be hosted in Switzerland and is expected to open this year. Kaspersky Lab is arranging for the data storage and processing, software assembly, and source code to be independently supervised by a third party qualified to conduct technical software reviews. Kaspersky Lab supports the creation of a new, non-profit organisation to take on this responsibility, not just for the company, but for other partners and members who wish to join.



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Internet / IT
Companies: Kaspersky Lab
Countries: Russian Federation / Switzerland / World
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Kaspersky says Dutch govt did not give it much warning about its decision to stop all cooperation

Published 17 May 2018 13:50 CET | Netherlands
The Dutch government has stopped every form of cooperation with Kaspersky Lab Benelux in the run-up to the decision to phase out ...

MTS integrates Kaspersky business security across operations

Published 16 May 2018 11:08 CET | Russian Federation
Russia and CIS mobile operator MTS has integrated the Kaspersky Security products for businesses and virtual environments on its ...

Dutch govt bans use of Kaspersky Lab products

Published 15 May 2018 09:49 CET | Netherlands
The Dutch government announced that the national government will no longer use anti-virus software from Kaspersky Lab. Justice ...

Twitter bans ads from Kaspersky Lab

Published 23 Apr 2018 13:51 CET | Russian Federation
Twitter announced that it banned advertisements from Moscow-based company Kaspersky Laboratory, saying the cyber-security ...

Kaspersky Lab identifies new cyber espionage strike

Published 18 Apr 2018 12:39 CET | World
Kaspersky Lab experts have identified a new cyber espionage campaign, "Operation Parliament," aimed at high profile ...

Kaspersky Lab names new MD Benelux

Published 17 Apr 2018 09:36 CET | Benelux
Kaspersky Lab has named Harco Enting (47) its new general manager for the Benelux region. He replaces Martijn van Lom, who moves ...

Kaspersky Laboratory to open data centre in Switzerland - report

Published 21 Mar 2018 17:32 CET | Switzerland
Kaspersky Laboratory plans to open a data centre in Switzerland to address Western government concerns that Russia exploits its ...

Kaspersky Lab appeals against US govt ban

Published 19 Dec 2017 08:36 CET | United States
Security software maker Kaspersky Lab has lodged an appeal before a US federal court against a Trump administration ban on use of ...

US President signs ban on Kaspersky Lab software

Published 13 Dec 2017 08:44 CET | United States
The US President Donald Trump has signed into law legislation that bans the use of Kaspersky Lab products within the US ...

NCSC warns govt departments about using Kaspersky software

Published 04 Dec 2017 11:18 CET | United Kingdom
The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is writing to all government departments warning about using Russian anti-virus ...

Kaspersky Lab launches new global transparency drive

Published 24 Oct 2017 08:35 CET | World
Kaspersky Lab launches new transparency drive Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has announced the launch of a new ...





T-​Mobile Austria's service revenues market share
Austria  |  2017 Q4