The US Senate is considering banning the military from using the commercial software developed by the Russian security company because of concerns about the potential link between Kaspersky and the Russian government. Kaspersky is known for providing commercial anti-virus software to millions of organizations around the world, and its clients include some US government agencies.
In order to dispel doubts about the company, Kaspersky founder Eugene Kaspersky said he was willing to provide software source code for the US government to check, he even considered part of the research and development work to the United States. Eugene Kaspersky studied at the KGB-sponsored school and worked at the Russian Ministry of Defense, and his company had long been skeptical of its competitors. The skeptics argue that in a country where a state-owned enterprise dominates the economy, its country can not operate independently in countries where Putin's substantial expansion of its spy authority. Some employees of Kaspersky are former spies. Eugene Kaspersky acknowledged this, but said the former spy mainly in the sales department, because they are closely related with the government departments. He claims that the company's internal network is isolated and will not be abused by a single malicious employee.