March 22, 2016

Kaspersky Lab Launches Kaspersky Internet Security for Android Managed via Smartwatches

Kaspersky Lab has announced the availability of a new version of Kaspersky Internet Security for Android with an option for managing user protection via Android Wear devices.

Woburn, MA – March 22, 2016 -Kaspersky Lab has announced the availability of a new version of Kaspersky Internet Security for Android with an option for managing user protection via Android Wear devices. Now, in addition to improved performance speed and protection quality, Android Wear users will benefit from easier management of their security protection.

The volume of malware targeting users of mobile devices is on the rise. In 2015 alone, Kaspersky Lab registered nearly 17 million attacks by malicious mobile software, as well as detecting 88,774 new malicious programs, a three-fold increase on 2014 (295,539). These included programs designed for surveillance, extortion, stealing money and other criminal activities.

Android Wear device users can now add an extra layer of monitoring to further protect against these types of mobile threats. With the latest upgrade, a user’s smartwatch can now display notifications from Kaspersky Internet Security for Android, including those about a threat detected on a device, installed on a paired smartphone or tablet. A user can also remotely issue commands to the product via a smartwatch by pressing keys on the screen or via voice control. These commands can activate an audible alarm to find a lost phone, run a scan for Android malware and update anti-virus databases.

"Statistics show that Android continues to be the second most attacked platform after Microsoft Windows, which is why owners of Android-based devices are strongly recommended to use security solutions. At the same time, the Internet of Things market is rapidly developing, attracting more and more users. This means that security solution vendors need to make it possible for customers to use the IoT in combination with their protection solutions," says Alexey Chikov, Product Manager at Kaspersky Lab.

In addition to protection against malicious software and websites, the solution includes tools to remotely control a device if it lost or stolen, to filter out unwanted calls and messages, and to hide personal data from prying eyes. The product can also be controlled remotely via the My Kaspersky portal, for example, to activate the Anti-Theft function, to enable or disable the Privacy Protection function or to update anti-virus databases.

The new Kaspersky Internet Security for Android is now available from Google Play, on the Kaspersky Lab site, and as part of Kaspersky Internet Security, and Kaspersky Total Security. In addition, the mobile security solution is now compatible with Android 6.0, which provides effective protection against online threats to even more owners of Android devices.

More information about Kaspersky Internet Security for Android is available at the Kaspersky Lab site. To read more about the company’s free solutions, please visit free.kaspersky.com.

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