Russia-based Kaspersky Lab considers contesting the Lithuanian government's decision to restrict the use of its software on sensitive computers, a company official said on Thursday.
© Sputnik / Scanpix

Evgeny Grigorenko, head of public affairs for Europe at Kaspersky Lab, says that the company has so far received no response from the Lithuanian government regarding a dialog.

"At the moment, our main goal, our intention is to establish a dialogue, and at the moment we are focusing on the litigation in the USA," Grigorenko said at a news conference in Vilnius.

"But in the end we still have to protect our market positions and we keep all the possible options for us. It means that, in the end, if we see, that we are discriminated in the specific market, we will have to go to court if needed", he said.

Kaspersky Lab will in the future seek to provide services in Europe via an intermediary, with plans to set up a center managed by a company not affiliated with the security software provider, company officials said.

All Lithuanian critical IT system managers that had Kaspersky Lab products on their computers have stopped using the company's software after the government said in late December that it posed a threat to national security.

Concern about Kaspersky products heightened after the United States said last year that the company might be working with Russian intelligence services. The US government last September banned civil agencies from using Kaspersky software. The company has appealed against the decision.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

NATO jets in Baltics scrambled thrice last week over Russian aircraft

NATO 's fighter-jets patrolling Baltic airspace were scrambled three times last week to identify and...

Lithuanian, US, NATO battalion troops test new firing range in Pabradė

Lithuanian and American troops as well as soldiers from the Lithuania-based international NATO...

NATO jets in Baltic scrambled once to intercept Russian plane

NATO fighter jets, stationed in the Baltic states as part of the NATO air policing mission, were...

US Army deploys tanks, IFVs to Lithuania for training

The US Army's Abrams tanks and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles were on Friday transported to...

Defense Ministry moves to lower upper age limit for conscripts to 23 years (Updated)

The Lithuanian Defense Ministry proposes to lower the upper age limit for draftees for mandatory...