Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces a global contest on Facebook dedicated to the Kaspersky ONE Transantarctic Expedition. The winners’ userpics will be printed on a banner that will be sent directly to Felicity at the South Pole. The 15 finalists will receive copies of Kaspersky ONE*, and the grand prize winner will get a Sony Tablet, an elegant Android tablet with a unique set of features protected by Kaspersky Tablet Security.
The Kaspersky ONE Transantarctic Expedition sees famous British explorer Felicity Aston making a 1700km journey across Antarctica to become the first woman in history to cross the world’s most inhospitable continent alone. The expedition will see Felicity trek from the Ross Ice Shelf through the Transantarctic Mountains along a route never skied before to the South Pole and then across the Polar Plateau to the opposite coast at the Ronne Ice Shelf.
“I am both excited and daunted by the challenge ahead, but consider it a privilege to be heading across Antarctica alone. The fact that people around the globe will be supporting me and following my journey is a really important source of motivation for me on the ice. It makes me want to do my best each day,” says Felicity Aston.
The contest on Kaspersky Lab’s Facebook page is live and will run until 16 December. All Facebook users can take part by signing up and sending Felicity some words of encouragement and support. You can enter the contest here: https://www.facebook.com/Kaspersky?sk=app_267763086589703.
When Felicity reaches the South Pole, she will get a banner with the faces of those who have been actively following and supporting her. These will be the first faces she will have seen for over a month on her solo journey.
The collaboration between Felicity Aston and Kaspersky Lab dates back to November 2009, when the company sponsored the Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition led by Felicity. After that project she became a regular guest at Kaspersky Lab events and conferences and came to be treated as a member of the team. That’s why Kaspersky Lab is happy to sponsor Felicity’s latest project: the courageous Kaspersky ONE Transantarctic Expedition.
The entire route will be followed live on an interactive map at: http://transantarctic.kaspersky.com. The site also contains information about the expedition route, Felicity Aston, and Kaspersky Lab, which helped make the project possible.
You can also follow the expedition on Twitter (http://twitter.com/kaspersky, use the hashtag #KOTAE), or watch videos of Felicity and her preparations for the expedition on a special playlist at Kaspersky Lab’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/Kaspersky#p/c/ED5D9A3C1D0D4828/0/xOYIq1V4woQ.
* Kaspersky ONE is a multi-platform universal security solution providing comprehensive protection for today's wide range of personal devices, starting from personal computers and notebooks and all the way to smartphones and tablets. Based on the new “user-centric” approach, it allows a user to protect all devices that he or she owns in a simple and efficient way. Kaspersky ONE ensures security of your personal data on Windows-based PCs and laptops, Macs, smartphones and Android-based tablets.
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