CANCUN, Mexico Feb 8 Russia's Kaspersky
Lab reported that sales growth slowed substantially last year as
the world's No. 4 maker of anti-virus software said its business
was starting to mature.
The company, co-founded by computer security expert Eugene
Kaspersky, said that sales grew 14 percent last year. That is
down from growth of 38 percent in the prior year.
Revenue totalled $612 million last year. The company
declined to provide profit figures.
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Garry Kondakov downplayed
the decline, saying that the drop was a result of the company's
"I think it is natural," he said at a press briefing in
He said that Kaspersky Lab's sales were still growing faster
than the overall anti-virus market.