On all computers in Russia it is planned to preinstall Russian antiviruses
The Russian government has introduced the national project "Digital Economy", in the passport of which there is an interesting proposal from the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Communications of Russia: Legislatively ensure the presetment of domestic anti-virus programs for all personal computers imported and created in the territory of the Russian Federation , starting from August ? 202? reports "Kommersant".
Colleagues from other departments positively assess the initiative of the Ministry of Communications. For example, experts from the Ministry of Economy added a response with a recommendation how to substantiate a possible violation of WTO rules: import substitution is proposed to be carried out "with a view to ensuring national security".
commented on "Kommersant" in the press service of the Ministry of Economy.
Eugene Kaspersky, general director of Kaspersky Lab, in an interview with Kaspersky, explained that the scale of Russian import substitution can not even closely compare with what is happening in the United States:
"They have import substitution - this is not only a slogan, like ours, the entire system is initially built in such a way. Therefore, in North America, we have very little chance of gaining any market share. "
The initiative was also supported by Natalia Kaspersky, President of Infowotech:
"Antivirus can gather information and then analyze it somewhere. How will it look from the point of view of the country's security if we place Symantec everywhere? He will see everything from us, "- said Kaspersky.
Currently, there are two large players on the Russian and CIS markets: ESET and Kaspersky Lab, with ESET accounting for about a third of the antivirus market.
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