@mikegerwitz YES! If any software should be libre-free it is security related stuff! Entrusting the integrity of important systems to something with no ability to examine and verify source code or reproduce binaries first hand is ridiculous. That goes for embedded software and firmware in routers and firewall appliances too.
Yes, Kaspersky is a sketchy Russian outfit, but honestly can you trust Cisco any more than them not to bend over for NSA or FBI for example?