Kaspersky to Continue Serving Iran-based Clients
A few days ago, Kaspersky announced that the company will no longer support Iran-based clients directly. The Russian security company also removed the name of Iran from its official website. This made many local users to criticize Kaspersky for insulting Iranians.
Arash Iranmanesh, the regional Corporate Sales Manager of Kaspersky, said on Thursday that Kaspersky will continue selling and serving Iranian clients through its official retailers in the country. Accordingly, the local sellers and distributors of Kaspersky in Iran and the Middle East region will not face any difficulties in providing licenses and supports to Iranian clients.
“Also, we are intending to open the Persian (Farsi) version of Kaspersky’s official version for Iranian users. However, the final time for launching the Persian version has yet to be set.” The statement published by Kaspersky read.
“As a matter of fact, Kaspersky security lab was forced to remove the name of Iran from its official website. Note that Kaspersky is a multi-national corporation, and it should follow international rules and terms too. Starting today, we will reinforce our supports for the local distributors and sellers in Iran.” Arash Iranmanesh added.
As all major security companies have imposed sanctions on Iranian organizations and individuals, Kaspersky has managed to gain a noticeable market share in Iran. Currently, many Iranians are using valid and legal licenses of Kaspersky in order to protect their computers and networks. At the time being, Iran is one of the strategic markets of Kaspersky in Middle East.