The fight between security vendors and cybercriminals is an endless race: after a security vendor enhances the defenses, cybercriminals find new ways to circumvent them, then these ways get blocked by security vendors – the cycle continues in a circle. That’s why good security solutions need to be constantly updated, and that means not just antivirus database updates, but also revamping the core mechanics of the antivirus as well as adding new features or improving existing ones. After all, there’s way more than just viruses to protect against.
Our solutions are good ones – we’re not just saying that because it’s our own product. But it’s what hundreds of millions of our users think, and what independent experts say. And yes, we update them constantly, but every summer there’s also a major update that adds more features and improvements and increments the number in the name of our products. The time has come for this year’s major update – please welcome the 2020 versions of Kaspersky products.
Our main products for consumers are Kaspersky Standard, Kaspersky Plus (for Windows, Android and Mac), Kaspersky Premium and Kaspersky Premium. The 2020 versions of all of these got new features and updates that make them faster, more secure to help us build a safer world together with you.
Kaspersky 2020 solutions: enhanced security
There are many different types of threats, each requiring a special approach. This year we’ve strengthened our defenses against network exploits such as the infamous EternalBlue used by the even more infamous WannaCry, or SMBloris. Reminder: these can allow malware to spread automatically throughout the network, infecting any PC in its path. Thus, good protection against such threats are a must.
Another type of threats we’ve dealt with in this update is RATs aka remote access tools. RATs are legitimate tools used for remote support, often misused by cybercriminals to defraud people. In the 2020 versions of Kaspersky security products, protection against RATs of all kinds is enabled by default. This to ensure a user is protected from getting a RAT without their consent. In case the user really needs to use such a tool, they can temporarily disable that protection.
We’ve also improved protection against exploiting vulnerabilities in popular programs such as Microsoft Office, a common way for cybercriminals to attack a system.
As everything becomes more reliant on cloud storage, it is also important to think about cloud protection. With OneDrive more deeply integrated with Windows 10, we’ve started scanning OneDrive storage for malware.
Beginning this year, all communications between our products and our servers (be it Kaspersky Security Network, licensing or update servers) are encrypted. This means any data from the 2020 versions of Kaspersky products when exchanged with the servers, can’t be intercepted or modified.
Finally, we have added two-factor authentication to My Kaspersky accounts. So, if someone got hold of your password, they wouldn’t be able to break into your account and tamper with your security. Or worse yet, get detailed information about your kids’ online security.
Here’s something that Mac users will love: Dark theme! Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac received a new dark theme, and strengthened security. Our Safe Money feature has new enhancements and users are now automatically prompted to scan external storage devices for malware once they are connected.
As for Android users, the 2020 Kaspersky Security Cloud for Android is fitted with a new feature: Permission Checker. It allows a user to check if installed apps demand any “special” or dangerous permissions. The user can also revoke these permissions if they think it’s necessary.
These are just highlights of the new security improvements that we’re excited about. But there are more, it’s just that their description won’t fit into a single post. Long story short: our very strong solutions are now even stronger than before.
What else is new in Kaspersky 2020 security solutions
Remember the old myth, “an antivirus solution slows computers down “? We’ve sped up our solutions’ processes so that they consume less resources, but work faster. This year’s increase in performance is about 15%, although in some cases – such as installing apps on Mac – it can reach 50%. Our solutions weren’t slow to begin with. When it came to performance, they came in first place in independent tests. But the 2020 version of Kaspersky solutions will be even better at maintaining your security and protecting your privacy blazingly fast.
To add to the speed, we’ve redesigned our interface to be lighter and easier to navigate. There’s nothing too complicated in installing and setting up a security solution, and now it’s become even easier.
Where do I download the 2020 versions of Kaspersky security solutions
If you already have one of our solutions, it will automatically be upgraded to the 2020 version, no need to worry. If you don’t or want to explore other products – check them out here: