Press Release

Kaspersky Tablet Security Adds Anti-Theft Protection for Android Tablets

Kaspersky Tablet Security Introduces Premium Anti-Theft Features, Web Protection and Web Management to Compliment Industry-Leading Antivirus Protection

Woburn, MA – February 28, 2012 – Experts agree, tablets have quickly become the mobile device of the year and are on track to outsell computers. Cybercriminals have quickly adapted to this change in consumer computing, and are rapidly developing cyber-attacks for these favored devices, tweaking their attack methods to target tablet users. In addition, tablets are made to be small and mobile, so owners need to secure their devices in case of physical loss or theft, as well as against malicious software.

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, has answered the call to protect users’ new device of choice with Kaspersky Tablet Security. Today, Kaspersky Tablet Security includes new features that address the primary threats to tablets – malware, theft and loss. With a wider breadth of security features, Kaspersky Tablet Security takes the worry out of securing your Android tablet, and doesn’t slow you down while you’re on the go.

All-New Anti-Theft Features and Web Management
Tablets house a considerable amount of personal and potentially irreplaceable information – contacts, emails, texts, photos, and more.  What would happen if your tablet fell in to the wrong hands? Whether your device has been misplaced or stolen, Kaspersky Tablet Security allows you to remotely interact with your device via a personal, web-based control center. Examples of the latest anti-theft features include the ability to:

  • Remotely lock your missing tablet to secure your personal information
  • Remotely wipe your sensitive information from your tablet
  • Remotely locate your lost or stolen tablet using GPS, GSM or Wi-Fi, and Google Maps
  • Enable the “Mugshot” feature to remotely activate the front-facing camera on your missing tablet, and  secretly send you pictures of whoever is using your device
  • Review logs of recent activities, such as commands activated and their status and results

The web based control center provides all the necessary tools to control your tablet via a user-friendly interface. It allows you to activate the anti-theft functions and control their state, as well as receive device location data and view photos taken by the Mugshot feature. The tablet automatically connects itself to the Web Central server at designated intervals and, should it receive commands from the owner, implements them.

Cloud, Web and Application Protection
Tablets combine features from computers and smartphones alike, making them equally susceptible to malicious cyber-attacks.  If owners use their tablets to log-in to email and banking accounts, malicious software hiding on the tablet could put their information at risk. Tablet owners are also bringing their personal tablets from home into the workplace, using the same device to browse Facebook and Twitter as they use to access their corporate email.  Kaspersky Lab has designed its premium antivirus protection features for use on Android tablets, which include:

  • NEW: Connection to Kaspersky Lab’s online threat database for fast reaction against new viruses, spyware, trojans, bots and more
  • Automatic scanning of downloaded apps
  • On demand and scheduled antivirus scans and updates
  • Real-time protection against dangerous links and web-pages, including phishing websites

Quotes
Peter Beardmore, Senior Director of Product Marketing
Kaspersky Lab

“It’s no surprise that tablets have become the device of choice at home and in the office. I find myself using my tablet both at home and in the office simply because it’s more convenient. Studies show that thousands – if not millions - of tablet owners do the same thing. As the boundaries between personal mobile devices and corporate IT continue to blur, it become more important than ever to secure any device that can potentially store sensitive content.  Whether it’s my family photos or company email, I like knowing that my data is protected from malware and under my control, even if I accidentally left my tablet in the back of a cab
.”

Where to Buy
Available for purchase now, Kaspersky Table Security supports versions OS 2.2-4.x on the Android operating system. A one-year license of Kaspersky Tablet Security can be purchased online for $19.95 at usa.kaspersky.com/store beginning March 12, 2012, or in the Android Marketplace beginning today.  Current customers with valid Kaspersky Tablet Security licenses can upgrade to this new version of the program free of charge. Kaspersky Tablet Security can also be purchased at leading electronics retailers, including Best Buy, Circuit City, Frey’s Electronics, and more.

Kaspersky Lab offers Free Tech Support based in North America.  Live representatives are available to assist our customers from our Americas’ headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 9PM ET, and never at an additional charge.  For added convenience, support staff can also assist through live online chat, or email at http://usa.kaspersky.com/support. Users can also access our online Knowledge Base 24/7 to find answers to most questions. 

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.

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Contact Information
Greg Sabey
Kaspersky Lab
781-503-2654
greg.sabey@kaspersky.com