Kaspersky Lab launches solution to protect mobile phone business users against Cybercrime

28 Apr
Product News

Kaspersky Lab announces the release of Kaspersky Mobile Security Enterprise Edition, designed to protect corporate users of smartphones from all kinds of Cybercrime. In addition, confidential business information as well as personal data on lost or stolen devices is secured from data theft.

Kaspersky Mobile Security Enterprise Edition delivers the latest data protection technology for smartphones using Windows Mobile and Symbian operating systems. It can be managed easily using the Kaspersky Administration Kit for installation across a corporate network or alternatively over the air. The security solution enables companies to protect corporate data, block spam messages and protect mobile phones in real-time against Cybercrime attacks. Since more and more of today’s employees use their phones and communicators to transfer and store confidential data such as the content of their corporate e-mail accounts, the risk is serious. Surveys show that at least 25 percent of all mobile devices in an organisation carry mission-critical information (source: BPMF) and 30 percent of mobile devices are lost per year (source: SANS Institute). Each unrecovered mobile device can cost up to $2,500 due to the proprietary data it contains (source: Gartner).

"Smart phones have seen a surge in popularity and present an increasingly attractive target for Cybercriminals", says Andreas Lamm, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab Europe. "Kaspersky Mobile Security Enterprise Edition provides an unprecedented level of security for mobile information and protects businesses from unexpected costs."

Anti-Theft module secures data effectively

The risks facing the owners of mobile devices are not limited to malware and spam. The loss or theft of mobile phones also brings with them the danger of confidential or personal data falling in to the hands of criminals. Kaspersky Mobile Security Enterprise Edition is the only corporate-level solution on the market that combines effective antivirus and anti-spam protection with anti-theft capabilities. If the device is lost, the unique Anti-Theft module enables the user or administrator to remotely block access or completely delete the device's memory by simply sending a coded text message to the corresponding number.

If the SIM card of a stolen device is replaced, the SIM-Watch module sends a hidden message containing the new telephone number of the device to the rightful owner. This allows the mobile phone to be blocked or its memory to be deleted even if the SIM card is replaced. Moreover, in the majority of cases, law enforcement agencies can track down a smartphone using the telephone number and return it to its owner.

Easy protection through central administration

Kaspersky Mobile Security Enterprise Edition can be installed and centrally administered regardless of the number of devices. The Kaspersky Administration Kit provides full control over the security policy of a mobile device, whether the user is in the office or away on a business trip. Remote administration can be implemented using any type of Internet connection, such as GPRS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G or EDGE.

Protection against Cybercrime threats

To fight Cybercrime threats, Kaspersky Mobile Security Enterprise Edition includes features such as an antivirus scanner, an Anti-Spam module for SMS as well as a firewall. The antivirus scanner automatically scans all incoming and modified objects and performs a full scan on demand. Information about the protection status is relayed to the system administrator. Any infected object can be deleted or placed in quarantine. The ability to detect and remove new crimeware is ensured by regular updates of the antivirus databases via various channels, including synchronisation with a PC.

The Anti-Spam module for SMS effectively filters out unwanted messages and protects the user from phishing scams and annoying adverts, while the firewall provides protection from hacker attacks and mobile worms spread via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections.

Kaspersky Mobile Security Enterprise Edition is available now and is an integral part of Kaspersky Enterprise Space Security and Kaspersky Total Space Security. The solution can also be purchased separately. Please contact Kaspersky Lab for your pricing requirements.

For more information about Kaspersky Mobile Security Enterprise Edition, please visit: www.kaspersky.co.uk/mobile_security_enterprise.

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