Kaspersky Tablet Security now available

Software is designed specifically for Android tablet devices

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Kaspersky Tablet Security now available Kaspersky has launched security software designed specifically for Android tablets. (Getty Images)
By  Georgina Enzer Published  May 3, 2012

Kaspersky Lab has introduced a tailored solution for protecting Android-based tablets, called Kaspersky Tablet Security.

The specialised security solution is designed to ensure both protection against malicious and fraudulent software, and the inviolability of personal data in case of loss or theft of a device.

The software's anti-virus engine, working together with cloud-based protection technology, is designed to efficiently block all malicious programmes, even new and previously unknown ones. Kaspersky Tablet Security also introduces the Web Protection feature, which helps block malicious or fraudulent websites when using the Android browser.

Kaspersky Tablet Security is designed to also remotely block a lost or stolen device or wipe all its personal data via Web Management. This function allows the user to enter a message that will appear on the screen of the lost device, for example to show the contact details of the owner to help enable its return. Also, if the tablet contains important personal or corporate data, the user can also completely delete them using Data Wipe.

The programme can determine the location of a lost or stolen tablet, not only via GPS, but also via mobile network data (GSM) or the coordinates of the nearest Wi-Fi access point, and the Mugshot function can secretly take photos of a person using a lost or stolen tablet with its built-in camera, and then transfer the photos to the owner of the device.

 "The number of devices you use in your everyday life is increasing. The Internet and your favorite apps always being to hand, even on the go - this is great. But at the same time, should a mobile device be lost, all our personal data can be put at risk: email messages, social network access, passwords, mobile banking data, photos, videos and more. Besides, malicious and fraudulent programs can also cause much inconvenience, or worse - financial losses. With Kaspersky Tablet Security users can forget about these risks and enjoy the mobility of their digital life," said Victor Dronov, senior product manager of Kaspersky Lab.

According to Kaspersky Lab data, in December 2011 the number of instances of malware targeting mobile devices exceeded 6400. Malicious applications created specifically for the Android platform are on the rise, making up 65% of mobile malware applications, and can be distributed via the official Android Market online shop. Kaspersky revealed that the malware targeting this platform is the most complex and sophisticated, when compared to other malware's.

Kaspersky Tablet Security's virus database is regularly updated with small, frequent updates that won't affect performance and an anti-virus scan can either be scheduled or run on-demand at any time.

To better fight new and emerging threats, Kaspersky Tablet Security has introduced support for the cloud-based security network. Last, but not least, Kaspersky Lab's product for Android-based tablets seamlessly integrates with the default Android browser to effectively detect and block malicious web pages and URLs.

"Tablets have a lot in common with smartphones, but their specific nature and benefits demand a specially tailored solution, which must include provision of protection of personal data. And so it was for this reason that we created Kaspersky Tablet Security for Android-based tablets in order to fully protect user's data on the go. This product provides reliable protection from malware and fraudulent websites, protects personal information stored on the tablet and significantly increases the chances of a tablet being returned if it is lost or stolen," said Petr Merkulov, chief product officer, Kaspersky Lab.

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