Russian mobile operator MTS presents special antivirus offer from Kaspersky Lab

02 Apr 2008
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, and Mobile TeleSystems, the largest mobile phone operator in Russia and the CIS, have prepared a special offer for MTS subscribers which gives them the option of using a free version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mobile.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mobile provides reliable protection for smartphones and communicators running on Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms. Protection extends to Internet usage, the sending and receiving of MMS messages and data transferal via Bluetooth. Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mobile is supported on over 200 different devices from manufacturers including Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, E-Ten, Asus, and HP. “Checking emails, browsing the Internet and receiving MMS messages or files via Bluetooth are all something today’s smartphone users have become accustomed to. In all those cases Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mobile allows users to rest assured that their device and personal data are safe and secure. Distinct product strengths such as easy installation and setup, user-friendly functions and antivirus databases that update automatically, as well as our renowned antivirus protection, meant Kaspersky Lab won the tender process to supply an antivirus solution to MTS subscribers,” commented Garry Kondakov, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab EEMEA (Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa). “In response to the rapid growth in subscriber services and the increasing popularity of mobile-based Internet, as well as the ever-increasing range of sophisticated mobile devices for transferring data, MTS has made security and convenient subscriber services a priority. Antivirus protection for mobile devices is an important feature of trouble-free mobile communications, and today we are pleased to offer our subscribers a premium quality product,” added Mikhail Shamolin, Vice-President, Director of Business-unit MTS Russia. MTS subscribers can download Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mobile from the MTS WAP portal (wap.mts.ru/kav) and use the service for no extra charge other than the cost of WAP traffic for the initial download and the antivirus database updates. MTS subscribers that download the product receive a license allowing them to update the product on a regular basis, ensuring the safest possible functioning of smartphones and communicators.

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 www.kaspersky.com. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.

About Mobile TeleSystems

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS) is the largest mobile phone operator in Russia and the CIS. Together with its subsidiaries, the Company services over 83.88 million subscribers. The regions in which MTS and its associates and subsidiaries are licensed to provide GSM services, which include Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, have a total population of more than 230 million. MTS completed its IPO and listed its Level III ADRs on the New York Stock Exchange in July 2000, under the symbol MBT.