Russian multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus giant Kaspersky Lab recently made an announcement regarding rolling out a free version of its antivirus software crosswise the world, a new product launch that comes among rising distrust in the United States that the cyber firm is susceptible to Russian government pressure.
Kaspersky Free was instantly made accessible in the United States, Canada, and several Asia Pacific countries and will also initiate in other regions in the coming months, Eugene Kaspersky, the company founder, wrote in a blog post.
As per the company, Kaspersky said that the free description was not proposed to restore the paid description of its antivirus software, reciting it as offering "the bare essentials," such as email and web antivirus guard and automatic updates.
But the free software would lead all of Kaspersky Lab's customers by improving machine learning across its products, he said. From last 18 months, the company has been working on Kaspersky Free, a expansion phase that incorporated steer versions in several markets including Russia, Ukraine, China and Scandinavian countries.
Founded in the year 1997, Kaspersky Lab raised speedily throughout the 2000s to turn out to be one of the world's leading anti-virus software companies. But the company has faced doubts for years about its ties to Russia's Federal Security Service or FSB.
The apprehensions about the company have metastasized in the United States in current years due to the worsening in US-Russia relations following Russia's attack of Crimea in 2014 and later when US intelligence agencies accomplished that Russia had hacked the 2016 US presidential election. Moscow refutes the hacking accusations, and Kaspersky has frequently deprived of it has any annoying association with any government, saying the charge against it be deficient in confirmation.