For those who came in late, Kaspersky was accused of helping the Russians spy on US government networks. The US government ordered the removal of all Kaspersky products throughout the country. Then the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre expressed a degree of concern over Kaspersky but stopped short of advising businesses and government departments to remove the vendor’s products.
While this is not the best time to add Kaspersky to your portfolio, particularly if you are a distributor who has come risen from the ashes of Entatech last year, but GNR has done just that.
According to Channelweb, GNR boss Dave Stevinson said that Kaspersky Lab is one of the world’s leading internet security vendors and there has been no actual evidence to back up the allegations.
He said that Kaspersky is a credible brand in the cybersecurity space and perfect for protecting critical infrastructure businesses.
Stevinson said that GNR was a specialised distributor with a focus on a limited number of brands. Kaspersky Lab and the cybersecurity space is an area where GNR has significant expertise coupled with a huge ambition to meet the shared business outcomes.
Kaspersky’s other UK distributors include Arrow, DSD Europe, Exertis, Tech Data, and Nuvias as, according to the Kaspersky website.