Kaspersky appeals to US Government on banning its Security Software


US Government imposed a ban on the usage of Kaspersky Security Software in all government departments from early August this year. Britain decided to follow the decision of US President Donald Trump by announcing the same order to be implemented across all government organizations operating across the UK in October this year.

Cybersecurity Insiders has learned that the said Russia based company led by Eugene Kaspersky is witnessing financial losses by this ban which is also affecting its brand value in the international market.

For this reason, Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky has decided to appeal to the US Department of Homeland Security’s decision to lift the ban on its products on all government networks.

Kaspersky said in a media statement issued a few hours ago that his company is facing false allegations lacking technical evidence.

He also requested the media not to blow out the issue out of proportion as it was indeed affecting the value of his brand and also its future existence in many ways.

Eugene also disclosed that his company will go through proper channel for lifting the ban and has already filed its appeal under the administrative procedure act to challenge the decision of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

According to business analysts, there has been no massive outflow of customers for Kaspersky Labs after the ban order. But if this continues, then it can affect the sales of the Russia based security company to a large extent on a long run.

Note- Immediately after the US ban on Kaspersky security software, Dmitry Peskov, the spokesperson from Kremlin described the action of US authorities as “discriminatory” and added that the situation casts a shadow on the image of the United States as a reliable partner.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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