version of Android smartphone security with on-demand scanning feature also
MA – February 28, 2012 – Kaspersky Lab, a
leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions,
today announced the beta-test phase of two new, free mobile applications that
provide parental controls for Android and iOS-based smartphones. This marks the first Kaspersky Lab
application designed to work on Apple smartphones.
Kaspersky Parental Control for Android Kaspersky
Parental Control for Android creates tools within the Android
operating system to block children from visiting unsuitable or potentially
harmful websites. Parents don’t have to
block individual sites, they can select predetermined categories of websites to
be restricted, such as pornographic websites, or websites related to drugs, violence,
etc. Also, Kaspersky Lab will
automatically block access to websites that may infect visitors with malicious
software, or sites that may trick visitors into disclosing personal
information. Kaspersky Parental Control also limits access to applications, and
can either restrict the usage of apps installed on a device, or prevent new
apps from being installed. These
parental controls can be turned on and off with a password, and can be used on both
Android-based smartphones and tablets.
Kaspersky Parental Control for iOS Kaspersky
Parental Control for iOS-based devices provides a web browser
(SafeBrowser), which can block harmful and inappropriate web content. After installing the product from the App
Store, parents are guided through the setup process, which allows them to block
objectionable websites and content, and restrict the usage of applications
using the standard iOS feature set. By
limiting the apps that can be installed on a phone, parents don’t have to worry
about their children using a web browser other than SafeBrowser, or being
tricked into downloading a malicious application that claims to be harmless. Kaspersky Parental Control for iOS provides
the same level of online security as the solution for Android, filtering objectionable
websites categories (i.e.: violent, pornographic, etc.) and blocking malicious
websites using Kaspersky Lab’s cloud database.
Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite for Android Kaspersky Lab is also providing an update of its free
Android security solution, Kaspersky
Mobile Security Lite. The updated
version, already available on Android Market, features Anti-Virus Lite, a user
friendly tool that performs on-demand checks of newly downloaded Android
programs. This new function is aimed at
better protecting users’ smartphones against the growing number of malicious
programs for the Android platform.
Anti-Virus Lite uses the cloud-based Kaspersky
Security Network to react quickly against threats as they emerge. Users of Kaspersky Mobile Security Lite are
advised to scan all new programs using Anti-Virus Lite in order to ensure the
safety of personal data.
Where to Find Kaspersky Parental
Control for Android is available for download in the Android Marketplace
now. Kaspersky Parental Control for iOS will be available for download
in the Apple App Store in March 2012. Both products are in beta-test and are
free of charge at this time.
Mobile Security Lite (free) is available for download exclusively in the
Android Marketplace. This application is
only compatible with Android (1.6 – 2.3) smartphones.
About Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky
Lab is the world's largest privately-held Internet Security company, providing
comprehensive protection against all forms of IT threats such as viruses,
spyware, hackers and spam. The company's products provide in-depth computer
defense for more than 400 million systems around the globe, including home and
mobile users, small and medium sized businesses and large
enterprises. Kaspersky technology is also incorporated inside the products
and services of nearly 100 of industry leading IT, networking, communications
and applications solution vendors.