Does the US need another anti-virus company?

Steve Hamm

Between them, Symantec, McAfee, and Trend Micro just about have the US market for anti-virus software sewed up. But here comes Russia's Kaspersky Lab trying to gain a foothold. The Moscow-based company opened a sales office outside of Boston in February and has signed up about 40 resellers. Its target: small and medium-size businesses. So, why does the US need another anti-virus company? The answer: speed. Kaspersky reacts quicker than the giants to new viruses and other forms of malware, and gets fixes out fast.

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