Kaspersky Internet Security 2010: New Class of Internet Protection for Home and Small Office Users

05 Jun 2009
Product news

Kaspersky Lab announces the release of Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010, designed to protect home and small office users from all types of Cybercrime threats. The new generation is based on the very latest developments in security technologies and offers the most comprehensive protection.

Just a few years ago, the majority of malware programmes were viruses designed to interrupt PC usage and most users installed simple antivirus software. Now the game has changed. The number of Cybercrime threats is exploding at a phenomenal rate - Kaspersky Lab currently detect 17,000 new threats every day - and malware is designed to make money. Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 addresses the evolving software security needs of home and small office users, delivering real-time security and enhanced usability, and offers a new class of Internet protection.

“The increased professionalism of Cybercriminals is forcing software security companies to take new approaches to delivering solid but unobtrusive security for home and small office users”, says Andreas Lamm, Managing Director Kaspersky Lab Europe. “Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 is packed with new technologies for more versatile threat identification and prevention that is blended into the background. It doesn’t interrupt the mainstream user, but allows detailed settings for the advanced user at the same time.”

Groundbreaking approach to Cybercrime threats

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 represents a shift in how to best protect users. It is expressly designed to provide protection from all forms of Cybercrime, not just viruses, and offers significant performance and usability benefits including:

  • Kaspersky Safe Run: Kaspersky Safe Run offers users the chance to test new software by installing and running it in an isolated environment (sandboxing). Users can also visit untrusted Internet sites in the knowledge that malicious software cannot access the information on their PC or change any of their PC settings. Multiple Safe Run sessions can be used at any time.

  • New Look Interface: Kaspersky Lab has made its user interface more accessible to the less technical customer. All of the same levels of that technical users have come to appreciate, but the interface now places greater emphasis on non-technical language, separating out mainstream security requirements from more specialist tools and making the user interface simpler to navigate with more obvious setting recommendations.

Additionally, Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 has been upgraded with many other core technologies including improved behavioural analyser software that identifies three times more classes of threats. Automatic software options allow users to automatically update their software to take advantage of performance and security enhancements. The secure Virtual Keyboard offers enhanced security for password entry e.g. while banking or shopping online it enables users to enter logins and passwords safely. Moreover, encrypted password security guarantees the optimal balance between convenience and security for online log-ins.

Antivirus only solutions – a choice for technical savvy users

Technical savvy users may wish to combine Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus technology with third-party solutions. Kaspersky Lab respects this choice and this is why the company continues to promote Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010. As Cybercriminals have become increasingly professional in their approach, however, Kaspersky Lab believes that the advantages of a tightly integrated single-vendor Internet security solution outweigh the benefits of using individual specialist applications together.

Supported operating systems

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2 or higher)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition (Service Pack 2 or higher)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32/64 bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32/64 bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32/64 bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (32/64 bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32/64 bit)

Pricing and availability

Kaspersky® Internet Security 2010 UK Edition. 1-Desktop 1 Year: RRP £39.99
Kaspersky® Internet Security 2010 UK Edition. 3-Desktop 1 Year: RRP £49.99
Kaspersky® Internet Security 2010 UK Edition. 5-Desktop 1 Year: RRP £79.99
Kaspersky® Internet Security 2010 UK Edition. 1-Desktop 1 year Renewal: RRP £31.99
Kaspersky® Internet Security 2010 UK Edition. 3-Desktop 1 year Renewal: RRP £39.99

Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 2010 UK Edition. 1-Desktop 1 Year: RRP £29.99
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 2010 UK Edition. 3-Desktop 1 Year: RRP £39.99
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 2010 UK Edition. 1-Desktop 1 year Renewal: RRP £23.99
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 2010 UK Edition. 3-Desktop 1 year Renewal: RRP £31.99

The products will be available online and through major retailers from July 2009.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the largest antivirus company in Europe. It delivers some of the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. The Company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and one of the industry’s fastest outbreak response times for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry’s leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at . For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.