The head honcho of the Kaspersky Labs security company, Eugene Kaspersky, is suggesting that the fact that Apple will not allow endpoint security software on iOS devices is a disastrous move (The Register via TNW). Obviously disappointed that we won’t be installing Kaspersky Antivirus 2012 software on the iPad and iPhone any time soon, Kaspersky said “We as a security company are not able to develop true endpoint security for iOS….That will mean disaster for Apple”.
He further goes on to suggest that Android will control up to 80% of the market share in 2015 due to security issues on other platforms like iOS (they’re gonna have to increase market share by over 30% in 3 years if that’s the case). Kaspersky also made the news recently for suggesting that Apple were 10 years behind Microsoft in security.
As much as many people would love to pay $60 a year to have Kaspersky Security Software delivering premium protection from viruses, Trojans, spam, hackers and more on their iOS device, it’s likely that they’re not losing any sleep over a lack of antivirus software on iOS devices. However, given that over 300 million iOS devices have been sold around the world, that’s a large market share for antivirus software developers to target, so you can imagine Kaspersky’s continuing disappointment.