Kaspersky Internet Security – multi-device 2017 is a security solution for the whole family; that protects Windows, Mac, and Android users against malware, dangerous sites, online tracking, fraud and money theft.
This year, Kaspersky Lab products for Windows have integrated several new functions. Now users can protect their data from being intercepted during an unsafe Internet connection with the help of Secure Connection. In addition, the security solution can patch potential "holes" in their device security with Software Updater and Software Cleaner.
"At Kaspersky Lab we believe that IT security is not only about the effectiveness of a security solution. It is also about the user’s own cyber savviness. Cyber savvy people behave carefully and watchfully online, and they are also ready to apply the latest technological achievements to protect what is most important for them – whether that’s personal information, files, privacy, their devices or peace of mind for their family members. We are striving to offer the user these possibilities with each new version of our solutions", says Riaan Badenhorst, Managing Director at Kaspersky Lab, Africa.
Secure Connection allows users to connect to the Internet safely, by encrypting all data sent and received through the network (1). This is especially important when performing financial operations, authorisation on sites, or transferring confidential information, as in these cases traffic interception by a stranger could cause users serious (for example, financial) losses.
This function is especially useful while traveling, when many people are increasingly connecting to insecure Wi-Fi networks to stay in touch. According to a Kaspersky Lab study, globally, every fifth (18%) user has fallen victim to cybercriminals when traveling. This is not surprising considering the fact that (and what a coincidence!) – one in five (18%) travelers does not take any steps to protect themselves while online. Secure Connection is now a necessary protection measure when connecting to a public Wi-Fi.
The Kaspersky Lab protection component, Secure Connection, can be launched from the main window of Kaspersky Internet Security – multi-device. It can also be activated automatically when the device is connected to public Wi-Fi or the user is inputting confidential information online, such as on banking websites, online stores, payment systems, e-mail, social networks, etc.