Kaspersky Lab releases public beta versions of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 and Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0

25 Apr
Product News

Kaspersky Lab is to release the public beta versions of its seventh-generation security products, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 and Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0, which protect home users from online security threats.

The new products build on the technology that underpinned Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 and Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0, which were released in spring 2006 and are renowned for their effectiveness, reliability and user-friendly interfaces.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 and Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 offer all the advantages of the version 6.0 products, while new cutting-edge technologies enhance performance still further. The new products also feature an even more user-friendly interface.

One of the main improvements included in the seventh-generation products is a powerful heuristic analyzer that, with the help of the existing proactive defense module, detects and removes unknown malicious programs based on their behavior. This means that version 7.0 home user products, which also include the traditional signature-based detection of threats, provide three-fold protection from all types of known and unknown malicious programs. This multi-tier protection system is unique and affords the home user unrivalled protection.

Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0, the integrated solution that protects home users from all types of online threats, also includes a number of improvements that greatly enhance its functionality and protection capabilities. The new Parental Control module, which includes a linguistic analyzer and blacklists forbidden web addresses, allows parents to control their children’s Internet browsing i.e. block access to portals that display violence, pornography and drug propaganda. The Privacy Control module, which protects confidential data, prevents the theft of potentially lucrative personal information, including email addresses, passwords, bank details and credit card numbers.

Although the functionality and protection provided by Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 has been significantly enhanced, the product is even easier to manage than its predecessor, and even inexperienced users will find it easy to install.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 and Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 were developed with Microsoft Windows Vista in mind and are compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the operating system.

The beta versions of the products are available for free download at www.kaspersky.com/beta.