In a statement, the company said the change on data processing location was part of a major infrastructure move to both increase the resilience of the same and also to put paid to accusations against the trustworthiness of its products, services and internal processes.
The decision to open the transparency centre was announced in May. Kaspersky's software was banned from use by US public sector agencies last year, following reports that Russia had exploited its software to spy on customers and obtain malware created by the NSA.
In a blog post to mark the occasion, chief executive Eugene Kaspersky made reference to the allegations that had been made against the company, saying that when people took facts into account, the allegations did not hold up.
Eugene Kaspersky with chief business officer Alexander Moiseev.
"Last year, thanks to the feedback from corporate customers, we earned the project’s highest award! This year’s results aren’t all in yet, but you can see for yourself the number of customers that wanted to tell Gartner about their experience of us and give their overall ratings, and leave positive reviews. Crucially, you can see it’s not a ‘review factory’ at work: they’re confirmed companies of different sizes, profiles, geography and calibre."
Kaspersky Lab's ANZ general manager Margrith Appleby said: "Privacy is a fundamental right for all businesses and consumers. Kaspersky Lab is a company that sits high on its values of fair dealing, customer protection and public safety.
"Our first transparency centre is a program designed to build better trust in information security and we are proud to be leading this global initiative."
Photos: courtesy Kaspersky Lab