About us

Positive Technologies is an industry leader in results-oriented cybersecurity and a major global provider of information security solutions. Our mission is to safeguard businesses and entire industries against the threat of cyberattacks. Over 3,000 organizations worldwide use technologies and services developed by our company. Positive Technologies is the first and only cybersecurity company in Russia to have gone public on the Moscow Exchange (MOEX: POSI), with 165,000 shareholders as of Q2 2023.

Expert team

The Positive Technologies team is well versed in information security and willingly shares its experience with others.

Alexey Lukatsky
Information Security Business Consultant
Alexey Novikov
Director of PT Expert Security Center (PT ESC)
Dmitry Serebryannikov
Director of Security Analysis
Alexander Rusetsky
Deputy CTO
Alexey Vishnyakov
Head of Malware Detection (PT ESC)
Anton Aleksandrov
Head of Service and Technology Partnership Development
Vadim Solovyov
Head of Threat Analysis
Valeriya Mityaeva
Employer Brand Development and Internal Communications Manager
Alexandra Murzina
Head of Advanced Technologies
Alexey Astakhov
Head of Application Security Products
Anna Rimskaya
Senior Business Partner
Alexey Lednev
Head of Attack Detection (PT ESC)

Company history

For 21 years now, our primary objective has been to prevent hacker attacks before they cause non-tolerable damage to businesses and entire industries.

2022

1,500+

employees
  • 10 new projects were launched.
  • The company's shareholders numbered over 100,000.
  • Standoff 365 Bug Bounty launched.

2021

1,200+

employees
  • Positive Group goes public via direct listing.
  • The company's sales reach 7.9 billion rubles.
  • The PHDays 10 anniversary event brings together more than 2,500 guests.

2020

1,000+

employees
  • The capabilities of the first MaxPatrol O2 metaproduct are publicly demonstrated.
  • Version 6 of the MaxPatrol SIEM security incident detection system released.
  • Version 9 of PT Network Attack Discovery (PT NAD) released.

2019

900+

employees
  • PT Platform 187, a new solution for quick creation of corporate and departmental GosSOPKA centers, launched.
  • PT Application Inspector Enterprise, a new product for creating secure applications, released.
  • MaxPatrol SIEM updated to version 5.0.

2018

800+

employees
  • PT ISIM freeView Sensor, a light version of PT Industrial Security Incident Manager, added to the company's industrial cybersecurity lineup.
  • Commercial version of the PT Network Attack Discovery integrated network security solution for traffic analysis and incident investigation released.
  • MaxPatrol SIEM market share reaches 24.5%. The product is among the three market leaders (according to IDC).

2017

750+

employees
  • PT BlackBox Scanner, a free cloud-based service to help secure website applications from attacks, launched.
  • Positive Technologies Application Firewall Cloud DDoS Protection, a new service that protects from Internet attacks, launched.
  • PT Security Intelligence Portal (MaxPatrol SIEM module), a solution designed to facilitate the work of heads of information security and generate visual reports for top management, launched.

2016

650

employees
  • Office opened in Samara (Russia).
  • PT Application Firewall listed for the first time in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls. Positive Technologies is recognized as a Visionary.
  • Positive Technologies and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. create a technology alliance to develop a comprehensive approach to protection of the network perimeter and web resources.
  • Positive Technologies and Bombardier Transportation (Signal) work together to improve the security of Russian rail transport.

2014

400

employees
  • PT Application Firewall is used 24/7 during the Sochi Winter Olympics to protect special Olympic-related apps and secure existing web portals.
  • Positive Technologies included in Gartner's Hype Cycles as a promising supplier of security solutions for critical infrastructure and industrial control systems (OT, ICS, SCADA).
  • Positive Technologies included in the list of vendors in the annual Gartner's Market Guide for Vulnerability Assessment.

2013

382

employees
  • Two new products added to lineup: PT Application Inspector and PT Application Firewall.
  • PT Application Firewall successfully withstands hacker attacks from all over the world during the Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia.
  • Company ranked No. 1 by IDC among the fastest-growing security and vulnerability management companies and No. 3 on the Russian security software market.

2012

331

employees
  • Office opened in St. Petersburg (Russia).
  • Educational initiatives started: PHDays Young School competition and Positive Education program.
  • Positive Hack Days draws 1,500 participants. The geography of the event was expanded from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad and from India to Tunisia, thanks to the launch of the PHDays Everywhere program, which made it possible to organize interactive teleconferences with the forum.

2011

199

employees
  • Regular free infosec webinars started.
  • Informzashchita training center becomes an authorized Positive Technologies training center.
  • Positive Hack Days international security forum held for the first time.

2010

90

employees
  • Clients now include MegaFon, MTS, Rostelecom, Gazpromneft, Gazprombank, and Rosbank.
  • Deployment of MaxPatrol 8 at the company symbolizes the technological maturity of the business.

2009

49

employees
  • Research Center created at the company in order to identify vulnerabilities. The researchers' work has earned the gratitude of such world names as Adobe, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Red Hat, and Siemens.

2008

45

employees
  • MaxPatrol 8 vulnerability and compliance management solution released. MaxPatrol isthe most in-demand product of 2008, as well as the most effective network scanner.
  • Special pentesting team formed.
  • Courses launched for proficiency certification in use of MaxPatrol Enterprise Edition.
  • Partner program created in Russia.

2007

41

employees
  • Software testing department created.

2006

30

employees
  • Development starts on MaxPatrol.
  • «Check the Health of Your Network»: project launched to enable any organization to check its network, free of charge, for vulnerabilities and receive recommendations for remediation.
  • Project launched to perform non-stop testing of Masterhost virtual properties to identify known and potential software vulnerabilities.

2005

22

employees
  • First unique code analysis performed.

2004

11

employees
  • First pentest performed.
  • First major corporate clients: Sberbank, VimpelCom, Russian Ministry of Defense, and Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works.

2003

7

employees
  • Launch of first paid version of XSpider and successful go-to-market (300,000 downloads).
  • New line of business added: security auditing.

2002

6

employees
  • Company founded and first office opened (in Moscow). This was the result of creation of the XSpider security scanner by two enthusiasts in 1998. A free open-source version of XSpider was released in 1999. The scanner, which is still considered one of the best smart security scanners in Eastern Europe, became so popular that it inspired creation of MaxPatrol, the flagship in the Positive Technologies product lineup.
  • Consulting services offered.

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