Kaspersky Lab releases new version of Kaspersky Mobile Security

16 Feb 2010
Product news

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces the release of Kaspersky Mobile Security 9, an integrated solution designed to protect smartphones from all kinds of threats. As well as excellent security levels, the new release includes unique features that ensure private user data is never compromised.

The new Privacy Protection feature enables users to hide information about any contacts they want to keep confidential. A list of confidential contacts can be created from the contact lists on the SIM or the phone's onboard memory. With the touch of a button, users of Kaspersky Mobile Security 9 can mark contacts as ‘private', meaning that no trace of them will appear in contact lists, call logs, SMSs or incoming calls. Anyone else using the smartphone will be completely unaware of the hidden information.

The new version of the product enables contacts to be partially hidden, e.g. conceal call log information about conversations with a particular contact, but leave the number visible in the contact list. If necessary, concealed contacts can easily be made visible again by entering a password. Flexible settings allow incoming calls and messages to be accepted while concealing information about them, or ignored and accepted later when normal mode is enabled.

Privacy Protection mode can be set for contacts manually using the application's interface, automatically after a predefined period of inactivity or remotely by sending a special SMS to your own number.

Kaspersky Mobile Security 9 is a multifunctional product that provides comprehensive protection against all kinds of threats. Besides innovative privacy technology, the solution incorporates highly effective protection against malware and network attacks, an Anti-Theft module, a component offering parental control over network activities that can also monitor a child's location, an encryption system for important documents as well as an Anti-Spam module to block unwanted calls and SMSs.

The new version of Kaspersky Mobile Security also includes enhancements to the Anti-Theft feature that a smartphone owner can use to block the device if it is lost or stolen, wipe its memory, locate it via GPS as well as receive notification of the new number if the SIM is changed. After it has been blocked remotely, the smartphone can display a prearranged message allowing any law-abiding citizen to return it to its rightful owner.

"Those of us with smartphones use them every day to send and receive personal SMSs, make calls, access the Internet, and communicate via social networks. Smartphones store lots of information about our private lives," says Sergey Nevstruev, Director of Mobile Services at Kaspersky Lab. "With the new version of Kaspersky Mobile Security we went even further into the domain of privacy protection for mobile users, be it personal data leaks, somebody gaining temporary access to your phone, or annoying calls and SMSs."