Kaspersky recently opened new trust-building facilities for its partners and customers in Italy and the Netherlands, with the centers operating in a new format to provide overviews of the company’s engineering and data processing practices.
Businesses are starting to show increased interest in having confidence in their technology providers, with more than 70% of IT decision-makers declaring a strong importance of having ongoing assurance that the IT solutions they use are operating in a known and trusted state.
The new centers are part of the Kaspersky Global Transparency Initiative (GTI), aimed to open the “black box” of technology, increasing customer confidence in the company’s solutions. With its 2017 launch, Kaspersky became the first cybersecurity company to open its source code for external review to engage the broader community in validating and verifying the trustworthiness of its products, internal processes, and business operations.
The opening of the new Transparency Centers reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to enhancing transparency and accountability for its customers and partners. Having added new facilities in Utrecht and Rome, Kaspersky now has the biggest network of such centers in Europe, along with hubs in Madrid and Zurich.
Operating in the company’s offices, centers in Rome and Utrecht that are accessible to everyone serve exclusively for the blue piste option. This is the most sought-after option, representing a general overview of Kaspersky’s engineering and data processing practices, products, and services.
Visitors will be met by a team of Kaspersky experts, who will answer any questions regarding the company’s data processing practices and the functioning of Kaspersky’s solutions, together with a live demonstration of a source-code review.
“The launch of new Transparency Centers, based on the company’s vast experience and engagement with businesses worldwide, confirms providing greater transparency about how our technology works and data is treated is critical. Our commitment to providing this transparency continues,” said Kaspersky Chief Business Development Officer Andrey Efremov.
With the latest addition of two new facilities, Kaspersky now operates nine Transparency Centers in Europe, APAC, North America, and Latin America.
To learn more or request access, visit Kaspersky’s website.