Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Russian cyber-security firm Kaspersky to open Swiss data centre to increase transparency

Russian cyber-security firm Kaspersky has said it will relocate some of its operations to Switzerland, in a bid to increase transparency.

It will assemble its software products in Zurich.

It will also relocate some servers there from Moscow, to store data from users in Europe, North America, Australia and parts of Asia.

The move comes amid concerns about potential links between the company and Russia's intelligence services.

Kaspersky denies any such links exist.
"Our new centre in Switzerland will strengthen the proven integrity of Kaspersky Lab's products, [and] significantly improve the resilience of our IT infrastructure to any trust risk - even theoretical ones," the Russian company said in a statement.

It said it had chosen Switzerland for its "policy of neutrality" and strong data protection laws.

BBC      News.

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