In a statement, the company characterised the year as one of "evolving market conditions and continuous geopolitical pressure", but said it had managed to grow because of "the trust customers and partners place in the company and its leading cyber security solutions and services".
In North America, its sales fell by 25%, but its market presence increased by 8% through sale of digital licences.
During the year, the company began the relocation of its IT infrastructure to Switzerland and opened its first Transparency Centre in Zurich.
Globally, the company’s performance was driven by good results, especially in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (up 27%), as well as in Russia, Central Asia and the CIS (which includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan), APAC and Europe (all up 6%).
There was a slowdown in Latin America (down 11%), mainly caused by currency devaluation in the region. In Australia and Oceania the company demonstrated a growth of 11% year-on-year focused on net sales bookings.
Kaspersky Lab chief executive Eugene Kaspersky said: “[The year] 2018 was a crucial year for us. After all the challenges and unsubstantiated allegations we faced in 2017, we had a responsibility to show that the company and our people deserve the trust of our partners and customers, and in turn, to continue to clearly demonstrate and prove our leadership.
"Our continued positive financial results are proof of this, demonstrating that users prefer the best products and services on the market and support our principle of protecting against any cyber threats regardless of their origin.”