Administration U.S. General services has limited the use of the software (SOFTWARE) of the Russian company «Kaspersky Lab» state authorities of the United States, reports Politico.
Company excluded from the list of suppliers under two contracts that state agencies and services used for the acquisition of technological services.
The speaker of the General services Administration Donna garland noted that the priority of the Ministry is to ensure the integrity and security of state systems and networks of the United States, as well as assessment products and services available under the service contracts.
The publication notes that government agencies can use the software «Kaspersky Lab», but to buy it will have out contracts the General services Administration of the United States, and it will be harder to do.
In «Kaspersky Lab» said that the company has «no connections» with the Russian government, it «has never helped any government in cyber espionage and will not do it.»
The company added that the «absolutely unacceptable that the company unfairly charged without any conclusive evidence to support these false claims».
«Kaspersky lab» – an international group of companies headquartered in Moscow, specializing in software development.
In 2015, Bloomberg reported that the founder of the company «Kaspersky Lab» Evgeny Kaspersky was working in the FSB.
16 September 2015, the company fell under the sanctions imposed by Kiev for Russian aggression against Ukraine.
In April 2017, the top Manager of «Kaspersky Lab» Ruslan Stoyanov wrote from prison that the Russian authorities are recruiting cyberhawks for the performance of public tasks while protecting them from the attention of intelligence agencies in exchange for their services.
July 11, Bloomberg wrote that «Kaspersky Lab» has developed for the FSB system, which was able to withstand cyber attacks and to identify the location of hackers. In the company information deny.
Administration U.S. General services has limited the use of the software «Kaspersky Lab» government agencies 12.07.2017