Kaspersky Lab to Offer Free Security Protection on LinkedIn Safety Center
MA – May 29, 2013
Lab today announced it is offering
free security protection software available on the LinkedIn Safety Center, providing users with an easily accessible and secure
way to protect themselves online. The LinkedIn Safety Center is designed to
provide LinkedIn’s more than 225 million members with the tools and knowledge
to protect their identity and data on the Internet. In support of the
initiative, Kaspersky Lab is offering a free 90-day trial of Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 and Kaspersky Security for Mac as part of the Safety Center.
The amount of malicious activity on social networking sites
has been dramatically increasing each year as cybercriminals identify new ways
to infect users. According to Kaspersky Lab data, in the first half of 2012, 80 percent of all compromised computers
were attacked while browsing the web. Additionally, in 2012 phishers’ top
targets were social networking sites (24.5 percent).
To reflect this growing trend, Kaspersky Lab has expanded
its efforts to increase online security through offer agreements with
established social networking organizations, such as LinkedIn.
Orenberg, President Kaspersky
Lab, North America “As
the threat landscape continues to target social networking users, Kaspersky Lab
is making a concerted effort to integrate its research, security intelligence
and technology solutions with established social networking organizations. By
working with LinkedIn, Kaspersky Lab will be at the forefront to both educate
and equip their users with the most secure internet security solutions.”
Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Lab is the world’s
largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is
ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint
users*. Throughout its more than 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an
innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for
large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company
registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries
and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million
users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security
Revenue by Vendor, 2011. The rating was published in the IDC report
"Worldwide Endpoint Security 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares
(IDC #235930, July 2012). The report ranked software vendors according to
earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2011.
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