For those that aren't familiar, Kaspersky has been one of the firms most commonly associated with researching and securing against common security threats like Wanna Cry and others.
On Twitter, company founder Eugene Kaspersky said that allegations of "inappropriate ties" to the Russian government were "unfounded".
"We've had few customers raise concerns, but for those that have, we've offered advice on how to remove Kaspersky from their computers", said Craig VerColen, spokesman for Boston-based software provider LogMeIn, which offers Kaspersky as a complementary perk to small businesses buying its products.
The US Homeland Security Department's decision to ban the use of Kaspersky Lab software on the pretext of engagement in cyber espionage could actually be the start of a "wholesale attack" on Russian businesses overseas, the head of the State Duma's Committee on Information Policy, IT Technologies and Communications Leonid Levin told Sputnik.
On Wednesday, the US Department of Homeland Security ordered all of the country's federal departments and agencies to discontinue the use of Kaspersky Lab products over fears that the firm could have ties to state-sponsored spying programs. The company said: "No credible evidence has been presented publicly by anyone or any organisation as the accusations are based on false allegations and inaccurate assumptions".
The U.S. government action raised the question of whether those users should follow the U.S. government's lead.
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They are there to emphasise Nato's determination to defend its allies - and Russia's closest Western neighbours. Belarus has formally notified the OSCE that Zapad will be held on Belarusian territory from September 14-20.
But Mr Kaspersky said the Americans could have full access to his company's activities: "We will open every door, check everything". However, the Defense Department and intelligence agencies generally do not use Kaspersky software and have not for a number of years.
The anti-virus company has repeatedly denied the existence of any such ties.
DHS has given Kaspersky 90 days to provide proof that its products are not facilitating espionage for Russian Federation or to offer mitigating measures.
The hearing before the US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology will take place on 27 September and will also no doubt cover his company's alleged relationship with the Russian government.
Kaspersky Lab did not immediately respond when asked when its chief executive was last in the United States. Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire has push legislation that would ban the company's products governmentwide. "This wasn't an easy action for the U.S. government to take, and it will also have significant ramifications for corporations that use Kaspersky", explained Hamerstone, who is the Practice Lead for the Governance, Risk, and Compliance division at security consultant TrustedSec.