Security moves to next level in Africa

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 improves on previous offerings

September 16, 2009

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 improves on previous offerings

Kaspersky Lab today announced the launch of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2010.

“While Internet security threats constantly change, the rise of unemployment amid the global recession is giving rise to increased occurrences of cybercrime – and increased competition amongst such syndicates – resulting in widespread threats aimed at financial gain, becoming more prevalent,” said Garry Kondakov, managing director for Kaspersky EEMEA region. “

“Online theft results to more than $100 billion a year and although organised cybercrime continues to increase sharply, many people still do not know how to protect themselves. We have responded to this by launching our 2010 Anti-Virus and Internet Security products with a revolutionary approach to protection not only through the enhancement and improvement of existing product components, but through complex new security features to restore consumer confidence (and ease) and ensure continued performance enhancement.”

The new version 2010 products incorporate the advantages of advanced Host-based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) technology in the Application Control module. This assigns a security rating to previously unknown malware; unique Sandbox technology embodying virtualisation technologies and provides a dedicated secure runtime environment; and the innovative Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) that uses information from millions of users to dramatically reduce response times to new threats and replenish reputation databases with the most up-to-date information about clean and infected files.

Kondakov concludes: “As the landscape continues to change, with new threats rising daily, consumers are consistently seeking superior solutions to meet their security needs, restore confidence in online engagement and all within a user friendly interface. In internal performance tests both Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 delivered significant performance enhancements in the areas of memory usage, boot time and scan protection speed. Additionally, both products boast improved user-friendly interfaces, therefore propelling local security protection and convenience to the next level across Africa.”