In Kaspersky said the growth in revenue, despite a decline in sales in the United States

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in fotoreceptori virus. Archival photoIn Kaspersky said the growth in revenue, despite a decline in sales in the United States© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

«Kaspersky lab» has increased net profit on IFRS in 2017 compared to the previous year by 8% to 698 million dollars, despite the decline in sales in North America of 8% due to geopolitics, said in a statement.

«Despite the difficult geopolitical situation, unsubstantiated accusations and open attempt to undermine our business, the company shows a positive trend. We are evolving, constantly working on new promising solutions and technologies and are confident that we have a more productive year», — said General Director of «Kaspersky Lab» Evgeny Kaspersky.

In this complex geopolitical situation has certainly affected the business in North America — market sales in 2017 decreased by 8%, says the company. In Europe sales decreased by 2% compared with the year 2016. However, in other markets, sales rose in Latin America (+18%), in Russia and the CIS (34%), the middle East, Turkey and Africa (31%) and Asia Pacific (11%). In Japan, «Kaspersky Lab» also increased sales by 4%.

Most actively the company’s sales grew in the corporate sector — growth of 13%. In particular, sales of solutions to large businesses increased by 30%. The results of the company in new and promising areas (such as combating targeted attacks, critical infrastructure protection, fraud prevention, etc.) increased by 61% and in the segment of different expert services by 41%.

The Department of homeland security (DHS) United States September 13, 2017 issued a Directive that instructed all government agencies and related companies within three months to start implementing measures to end the use of the software «Kaspersky Lab» because they are, in the opinion of the Department, can be used to damage U.S. national security.

In «Kaspersky Lab» in response, assured that the company does not provide any government attempts at cyber espionage or aggressive activities in cyberspace. In December 2016, the company appealed to the U.S. Supreme court with the requirement to cancel the order, DHS.