Following Tuesday’s official, formal warning from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), which expresses doubt about the reliability of cyber security systems manufacturer Kaspersky, a partnership built on trust in its products and services is no longer possible in this highly sensitive area.
“We’ve always made it clear that we base the continuation of our partnership with Kaspersky on facts and attitude, not on nationalities,” said Eintracht CEO Axel Hellmann. “The BSI’s warning represents a decisive change in the factual situation and thus our confidence in the ability of Kaspersky’s products and services to provide protection. We’ve informed Kaspersky’s management that we’re terminating the sponsorship agreement with immediate effect. We look back on a very reliable and successful partnership with Kaspersky, and have enjoyed a fair and good relationship with the people involved for nearly four years. We very much regret this development.”