Antivirus Protection & Internet Security Software
12 Mar 2013Product news
Kaspersky Lab announces the newest version of its flagship product to protect your PCs, financial data, passwords, photos and more
Kaspersky Lab today announced the new version of its premier product for consumer PC protection – Kaspersky PURE 3.0 Total Security. Offering everything users need in a computer security suite, including online banking security, password management, and online backup, Kaspersky PURE 3.0 offers maximum protection for users to secure their online activities and digital assets across their home network of PCs.
With 77% of computer users regularly shopping online, according to a study conducted by 0+K Research in 2012, it’s easy to imagine how many transactions occur daily, and how many credit card numbers are at the fingertips of cybercriminals. 70% of phishing emails trick victims into visiting malicious, cleverly-forged websites for the sole purpose of stealing their bank credentials according to the average value received from Kaspersky Security Network during 2012. In addition, according to the same data, more than 5,000 websites are compromised daily, including popular banking and shopping websites. Kaspersky PURE 3.0 is equipped with a unique and efficient array of technologies to protect its users from any form of cyberattack.
Many people keep their important physical documents, cash, and family memories in fireproof safes in their homes, but what about the information stored on their computers? Users accumulate similar precious digital assets on their computers over the years – like photos, music, and legal or financial documents. It makes sense to give your digital identity and assets as much protection as possible while browsing online, and to keep backup copies stored for peace of mind. Kaspersky PURE 3.0 acts as a vault, a life-boat, and personal security guard for all things stored and exchanged on users’ PCs.
Here are some of the innovative protection technologies found in the new Kaspersky PURE 3.0:
Cybercriminals are after one thing in the end: money. The Internet gives these modern con-artists new ways to steal, so Kaspersky PURE 3.0 includes new ways to stay protected. Using new Safe Money technology, Kaspersky PURE 3.0 verifies that all websites requiring banking, payment, or shopping information are genuine, so users aren’t tricked into entering personal information onto a fake website. By using security certificates and checking website reputation, Safe Money verifies the sites’ authenticity, and then automatically launches a secure web browser to offer extra protection from online malware. For even more protection, Safe Money also includes a new Secure Keyboard feature, which ensures login information isn’t recorded by keylogging software. Secure Keyboard mode will activate automatically when someone opens a bank or payment website or inserts a password on any web page. No other security software offers the same level of protection for their users’ money as Kaspersky Lab, which was awarded MRG Effitas’s Seal of Approval for its airtight financial data security at the end of 2012.
Passwords are a vital way to control the information that makes up a person’s identity, making it crucial to ensure the strength and complexity of their passwords. On average, Internet users have at least five password-protected accounts that use various combinations of characters and symbols to securely log in. Multiple passwords are often difficult to remember and keep organized. Kaspersky Lab’s online password vault allows users to store all their login information in a single, secure vault, that can be synced across multiple PCs, instead of carrying a list of passwords on a piece of paper, or using the same details for every login. If users are looking to create the most secure passwords they can, the Kaspersky Password Manager will generate an incredibly sophisticated password so they don’t have to, and further save it to the cloud, so memorizing it won’t be necessary.
With so many critical documents, photos and information stored on users’ computers, it’s important to plan for physical loss, damage or theft of PCs. Kaspersky PURE 3.0 now offers an integrated online backup feature, allowing users to automatically back up their files online via a preliminarily created account on Dropbox service. Once the files have been backed up, users will be able to access the files from any computer with an Internet connection.
Many of the software programs we use daily can be easily exploited and turned into an effective entry point for cybercriminals. These common programs, such as Adobe Acrobat, Java, and more, may contain vulnerabilities that have not been fixed by the software creator, or by users who absentmindedly click “ignore” when prompted to install software updates. If these vulnerabilities are left unpatched, cybercriminals can use these holes to gain access to their computer. Kaspersky Lab’s new Automatic Exploit Prevention technology anticipates and blocks these types of attacks by watching over the programs installed on the PC and monitoring them for abnormal behavior. If the program tries to perform unusual or unauthorized activities, this technology blocks the potentially malicious action.
Parents aren’t always aware of what children are doing while they’re on the computer, which can be worrisome. With Kaspersky PURE’s parental controls, users will know their children are completely protected with Kaspersky Lab’s premier security features and filters. Parents can block access to inappropriate websites, set Internet usage time limits, and prevent valuable information from being shared via Facebook and Twitter, such as addresses or credit card numbers. If a child has their own computer, parents can manage and monitor all these Parental Control settings from their own computer via the central management tool.
To round out the features included in Kaspersky PURE 3.0, users are able to conveniently manage the security of multiple PCs from one, central computer. Use the PC clean-up tools to keep all of the systems linked to PURE running smoothly, or run virus scans, updates and backups all from one computer.
In fact, after winning the prestigious “Product of the Year” award from independent test organization AV-Comparatives in 2011, Kaspersky Lab again posted the highest score for the second consecutive year. In addition, Dennis Labs, an independent testing facility dedicated to recreating real-world malware situations, tested eight products from leading security companies. Of a possible 300 points, Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 scored a near-perfect 298 to claim first place and earned Dennis Lab’s AAA rating, the highest ranking the company gives, and the title of “Best Home Anti-Virus Protection.” The current version, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013, the foundation of PURE 3.0’s security software, offers even better detection of all types of malicious programs, including the most complex samples.
Petr Merkulov, Chief Product Officer,
“By incorporating award-winning technologies such as Safe Money and Automatic Exploit Prevention into Kaspersky PURE 3.0, we sought to develop a product that not only protects a PC but the digital identity and online assets of its user. From bank accounts to family photos, Kaspersky PURE 3.0 makes sure our customers are fully protected and able to maintain their fast-paced online lifestyles. By silently safeguarding every PC in their home, Kaspersky PURE 3.0 ensures they won’t have to slow down any time soon by using the best, most effective security software available.”
Kaspersky PURE 3.0 is available for purchase now on Kaspersky Lab’s online store and in software stores. Current Kaspersky PURE and Kaspersky PURE 2.0 customers may upgrade free of charge to Kaspersky PURE 3.0 for the remainder of their existing license period.
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