August 14, 2017

Kaspersky Lab Introduces Secure Connection Freemium App for Android Devices

Woburn, MA – August 14, 2017 - Kaspersky Lab introduces its new freemium application, Kaspersky Secure Connection for Android, designed to protect user data transmitted via the internet.

Woburn, MA – August 14, 2017 - Kaspersky Lab introduces its new freemium application, Kaspersky Secure Connection for Android, designed to protect user data transmitted via the internet. Along with ease of use and robust protection, the app allows users to be in control of when it’s enabled on their device and what websites and apps they want for which to add additional protection.

Traffic encryption, better known as a Virtual Private Network (VPN), prevents interception and malicious use of information transmitted via an internet connection. For example, it can help secure account passwords, private correspondence or sensitive photos sent online, pages visited and purchases made. This approach is especially relevant for people who frequently connect to unfamiliar Wi-Fi networks.

According to Kaspersky Lab research, every fourth (28%) Wi-Fi network across the world is unsafe. Kaspersky Secure Connection for Android aims to protect users’ privacy and personal information when using unsecure Wi-Fi. The solution can encrypt all sent and received traffic continuously or only in situations when security is especially important, for example, when a user connects to an unsafe Wi-Fi network. Also, by default the solution offers to activate protection when opening websites and apps containing financial information (banks, online stores, payment systems) and social networking sites. A user can also select sites and applications for which they would like to set additional protection.

“Mobile devices are most often used to connect to unfamiliar Wi-Fi networks, which makes traffic encryption imperative,” said Andrei Mochola, head of consumer business at Kaspersky Lab. “We are pleased to present a solution to protect data transmission on the most popular mobile operating system in the world. Now Android users can be sure their financial operations and precious data are protected regardless of their location. We are planning to offer a similar solution for iOS devices by the end of the year.”

Kaspersky Secure Connection allows 200 MB of free encrypted traffic per day, for each device and for an unlimited number of devices. When registering on the My Kaspersky portal, the user receives 300 MB per day free. The paid version of the solution offers unlimited traffic for five devices for one month or one year, depending on the subscription chosen.

Learn more about the solution here.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company celebrating its 20 year anniversary in 2017. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

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