Kaspersky Lab launches comprehensive security solution for ultra-portable PCs

23 Mar 2009
Product news

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces the launch of Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 for Ultra-Portables – a special edition offering comprehensive protection for ultra-portable computers.

Ultra-portable laptops, designed primarily to provide access to the Internet and simple office applications, are gaining in popularity because they are compact, lightweight, easy to use, energy efficient and relatively cheap. However, ultra-portables tend to be less powerful, which means resource-intensive IT security solutions cannot be launched on them. For this reason, protecting ultra-portables from Internet threats is becoming an issue of some urgency.

Kaspersky Lab has addressed this problem with the launch of Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 for Ultra-Portables, a fully-functional security solution based on the award-winning Kaspersky Internet Security 2009. The new edition combines comprehensive protection from all types of Internet threats with support for small screen displays and low resource systems. This provides ultra-portable PCs with full-scale protection without any appreciable decrease in performance.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 for Ultra-Portables provides protection from all types of malicious programs, spyware, network attacks, spam and unwanted content. The solution scans files, email messages, Internet traffic, and secures wireless connections such as Wi-Fi that are commonly used by owners of ultra-portables to access the Internet.

Thanks to the global threat monitoring system Kaspersky Security Network and integrated proactive protection modules, the new product detects both known and new threats. As soon as they are detected and deleted, the solution automatically restores the computer’s correct system settings.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 for Ultra-Portables incorporates a two-way firewall, and as well as detecting vulnerabilities in running programs it includes an application security rating system that gives programs and processes different levels of access to computer resources.

The new solution also offers a virtual keyboard for the safe entry of logins and passwords, prevents the theft of data exchanged via secure SSL connections and disables links to malware and phishing websites.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 for Ultra-Portables has a user-friendly interface specially designed for the smaller screens of ultra-portable PCs. The license includes automatic database updates and round-the-clock technical support.

The new Kaspersky Lab product works on ultra-portables only. Currently, it can be installed on PCs with Intel Atom, Intel Celeron-M and VIA C7-M processors running Windows XP. The list of devices supported by the Kaspersky Lab solution will be extended as new models appear. A detailed list of compatible devices can be found on Kaspersky Lab’s product page.

The new Kaspersky Lab solution retails in boxes with a USB stick or can be downloaded from the Internet sites of Kaspersky Lab and its partners.

“Ultra-portables don’t usually have a CD-ROM drive. That’s why Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 for Ultra-Portables is also available on a USB stick,” says Dmitry Ustyuzhanin, Product Marketing Director of Kaspersky Lab’s Consumer Business Division.

Additional information about Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 for Ultra-Portables is available at http://www.kaspersky.com/kaspersky_internet_security_for_ultra-portables.