Kaspersky Lab has signed an agreement with Time Group, Europe's largest computer enterprise, to pre-install Kaspersky® Anti-Hacker on many Time Group PCs distributed through retail channels. Earlier this Time Group began producing computers with Kaspersky Anti-Virus pre-installed, and now with the addition of Kaspersky Anti-Hacker, Time Group customers are afforded with additional superior protection against electronic attack.
With the advent of broadband and the increasing exploitation of vulnerabilities within applications and operating systems, anti-virus software is no longer enough to protect home users. To ensure protection from outside attack users must prevent unauthorised access to files and other resources, in addition to specifying applications which have access to the Internet.
Dr. Tariq Mohammed, Marketing Director of Time Group comments, "Having already established a very good relationship with Kaspersky Lab and having received positive feedback from our customers about Kaspersky Anti-Virus, it made sense to include Kaspersky Anti-Hacker and offer our users a security package that will protect them against today's threats."
Kaspersky Lab recently released the latest version of its personal firewall Kaspersky Anti-Hacker Version 1.5, boasting a significantly improved interface, including an XP style for computers running under Windows XP. Users can now set packet filtration rules to apply to entire port ranges, as well as to the filtration of application data. This allows them to set one rule for a whole group of potentially dangerous IP addresses. Moreover, the Anti-Hacker 1.5 detects the latest network attacks, such as SmbDie and Helkern/Slammer, and supports ADSL modems.
"We are pleased to further expand our relationship with Time Group and their customers," says Sveta Ivanova, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab UK, "Protection for home users is becoming even more important as broadband takes off in the UK. Many users are not aware of the TCP/IP ports that are left open on their machines by default, attracting and providing easy access to hackers with potentially disastrous effects. Kaspersky® Anti-Hacker not only prevents access, but makes these ports invisible from the Internet."
About Time Group
Time Group is the UK's leading retailer and manufacturer of PCs under the brands Time, Tiny, Opus and Colossus and also operates the Computer Shop chain of 140 stores. Time Group divisions include Corporate, a B2B reseller, Time Education, and TotalCare along with its support and warranty centre. The company has grown into one of Europe's largest computer enterprises with its head office and manufacturing plant in Burnley, Lancashire.
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is an international software-development company offering advanced products that protect a wide spectrum of customers, from home users to enterprise-wide networks, against viruses, hackers and spam. For fourteen years the company has waged a battle against computer viruses, gaining unique knowledge and skills that have led to Kaspersky Lab becoming a technology leader and an acknowledged expert in the development of virus defences.