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Kaspersky opens Transparency Center in Asia Pacific

Kaspersky has announced the opening of its first Transparency Center in Asia Pacific, to be hosted by CyberSecurity Malaysia – Malaysia’s national cybersecurity specialist agency.

The company’s third code review facility will be located at Menara Cyber Axis, Cyberjaya, alongside key cyber-related government agencies in the country.

Like its counterparts in Zurich and Madrid, the Transparency Center in Malaysia will serve as a trusted facility for the company’s partners and government stakeholders to come and check the source code of Kaspersky’s solutions. It will also function as a briefing center where guests will be able to learn more about Kaspersky’s engineering and data processing practices.

Government regulators and enterprise clients of Kaspersky can request to review the company’s solutions and services including threat analysis, secure review, and the application security testing process. They can also review the source code of Kaspersky’s flagship consumer and enterprise solutions – Kaspersky Internet Security (KIS); Kaspersky Endpoint Security (KES), and Kaspersky Security Center (KSC), which is a console for the company’s business products.

As well as these, stakeholders can also review all versions of Kaspersky’s builds and AV-database updates as well the information the company processes such as data feeds from Kaspersky products that are sent to the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network (KSN).

“It’s great to be here in Kuala Lumpur – in the heart of the Asia-Pacific region – to announce the opening of our third Transparency Center,” said Commenting on the opening, Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky. “Here we intend to show customers and government stakeholders that our products are 100% trustworthy and ensure the highest level of cybersecurity protection. The launch also proves that the activities we planned under our pioneering Global Transparency Initiative remain on track.”

Stephan Neumeier, managing director for Asia Pacific at Kaspersky, added: “We are excited to unlock the doors of this digital hub to let users experience the services and capabilities of Kaspersky’s cybersecurity technology here in our region. As a paradigm shift for the cybersecurity industry, this facility – the first in the region – will be located at the center of the future cybersecurity hub in Cyberjaya, all thanks to the kind cooperation of CyberSecurity Malaysia.

“We are grateful for their trust and commitment towards us as this third-party validation proves that private companies and public agencies can team-up to better protect users from cybercrime.”

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