Protect your Android

June 2012 Information Security

Kaspersky Lab has introduced Kaspersky Tablet Security, a solution for protecting Android-based tablets. In developing the program, Kaspersky Lab’s specialists factored in all the specific characteristics of tablets, with the result being a specialised security solution that ensures both protection against malicious and fraudulent software, and the inviolability of personal data in case of loss or theft of a device. Kaspersky Tablet Security provides the ultimate protection against all kinds of cybercriminal activity, specifically designed for Android-based tablets.

Its anti-virus engine, working together with cloud-based protection technology, efficiently blocks all malicious programs, even new and previously unknown ones. It also introduces the Web Protection feature, which helps block malicious or fraudulent websites when using the Android browser. It also keeps you away from harmful websites that aim to steal your social networking or online banking account details.

Kaspersky Tablet Security can also remotely block a lost or stolen device or wipe all its personal data. The program 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 interface of the product is crafted specifically to suit Android-based tablets, recognising their similarities to, as well as differences from, smartphones and PCs.

Main Features

* Anti-Virus: Protection from malicious and fraudulent software in real-time.

* Cloud Protection: Provides immediate reaction against new and emerging threats.

* Web Protection: Detects and blocks dangerous URLs and web-pages, including phishing websites.

* Web Management: a web interface for remote control of a device.

* Anti-Theft: sophisticated data protection in all circumstances

* Find: The ability to search for a lost or stolen device using GPS, GSM or Wi-Fi.

* Block and Data Wipe: The ability to block a device and wipe personal data.

* Mugshot: the ability to secretly take photos from the device and send them to the owner.

According to Kaspersky, 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 even via the official Android Market online shop. What is more, the malware targeting this platform is the most complex and sophisticated of all.

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