Kaspersky takes Internet security to Android

The number of Internet-enabled mobile devices keeps growing. According to an international survey conducted by B2B International in April 2013, the average household currently owns 4.5 “connected” devices – and two of them are mobile smartphones or tablets. These may be used in addition to, or even in place of, traditional PCs or laptops.

With more people using mobile devices, more cyber criminals are taking an interest in them. According to Kaspersky Lab, 35,000 different malicious programmes for Android emerged in 2012, representing 99% of the total number of mobile threats.

Cyber criminals use various types of malware to steal personal data from smartphone and tablet users, automatically send text messages to premium-rate numbers, and use mobile devices to spread spam. Kaspersky Internet Security for Android is the best solution to effectively combat these threats.

A secure mobile experience:

Kaspersky Internet Security for Android safeguards smartphones and tablets from all types of malware by combining traditional signature-based antivirus protection with real-time updates via the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network, and a set of integrated proactive behavioural technologies. In addition, Kaspersky Internet Security for Android provides protection for web browsing by detecting and blocking links to phishing sites and pages that distribute malicious programmes. When targeting smartphones, cyber criminals often spread links to malicious or phishing sites via text messages. Kaspersky Internet Security for Android integrates a special mechanism which can check the links in text messages before they are opened.

Anti-theft functionality:

In addition to the highest level of protection against cyber threats, the Kaspersky Lab solution also responds to the realities of life such as loss or theft. There is an obvious link between the security of the data stored on a mobile device and the physical safety of that device – it is all too easy for smartphones and tablets to be lost or stolen. In this case, valuable personal information can be lost along with the device itself. Kaspersky Internet Security for Android includes a number of features that help minimise this risk.

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