The new versions of Kaspersky Lab's flagship consumer products, Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011, offer unsurpassed protection against all kinds of Internet threats. They take full advantage of the most advanced technologies to keep PCs clean and families safe and to protect consumers' digital identity and money when banking and shopping online.
Both Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 provide real-time proactive protection against all Internet threats – constantly monitoring the system to detect any type of potential threat and prevent any destructive activity. They provide reliable isolation of suspicious Internet resources, giving users full reassurance that their digital environment is clean, safe and free from digital threats. The system operates in background mode and does not make constant demands on the user in order to do its job efficiently − so consumers can enjoy their digital life.
"Over the last years Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus have become number one in key European retail markets," says Andreas Lamm, Managing Director Kaspersky Lab Europe. "The new version of our flagship products will protect PC users' and their families' digital lives even more, whether they're banking online or meeting up in social media communities."
The new solutions incorporate reputation rating services. This means that information about a known object is received in real-time without the need for it to be scanned locally. The information is sourced from Kaspersky Lab's databases, which are constantly updated by the company's experts. One tremendous advantage is that all the main modules of the new solutions are updateable. This means that, should completely new types of threats emerge, Kaspersky Lab's products' features can be updated without users having to reinstall a new version of the solution from scratch.
Safe and Easy: A better user experience
To accommodate users' different needs, Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 offer both a simplified and an expert interface. Located on the Windows Desktop in Windows Vista and Windows 7, the Windows Gadget feature offers significant advantages to normal users. This simplified interface provides quick access to the product's main features and settings. It displays the computer's security status, allows a file to be scanned with a single mouse-click, and enables an application to be launched in Safe Run mode, isolating it from the rest of the system.
No More Trouble: Rescue disc function
One brand new feature is the ability to use the product installation disk as a rescue disk in the event of problems. It contains a range of utilities for scanning or treating an infected computer and eliminates the need to download a bootable operating system. Another important and innovative feature of Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 is their ability to be installed on machines which have already been infected by sophisticated threats, such as rootkits, which try to combat the deployment of antivirus solutions.
Always Safe: Sandbox and Safe Surf
With Kaspersky Internet Security 2011, optimised layers of security technology work together for unsurpassed Internet protection, as well as performance and user experience. With the number of threats increasing significantly and consumers becoming more concerned about malware, identity theft and privacy, the new solution not only offers award-winning Kaspersky Anti-Virus technology but also incorporates additional new and updated functions to keep users' identities and money safe as they surf the web. In addition to Kaspersky Lab's firewall, which tested best-in-class according to Matousec, the unique Safe Surf mode scans each Internet connection and automatically blocks access to websites containing malicious links and code.
The sandbox technology first introduced into the 2010 product line has been further enhanced. The Safe Run for Websites and the Safe Run for Applications modes restrict access to the computer's resources. Safe Run for Websites mode lets you run websites in a safe virtual browser, while suspicious applications can be launched in Safe Run for Applications. With improved anti-phishing protection, which adds behavioural analysis to the digital signature protection, and a virtual keyboard, online banking, shopping and social networking have never been safer. In the new version, the Safe Run for Applications feature allows users to create a separate Safe Desktop to run untrusted or trial applications in Safe Run mode using the context menu.
Bonus Benefit: stop redirections
The new GeoFilter feature provides users with the ability to block domains related to specific countries. When activated, access to resources with previously specified domain names will not be possible. 65% of all Internet vulnerabilities come from trusted sites being redirected to non-trusted, offshore sites without the user's knowledge. GeoFilter stops redirections to such domains if they are located in countries the user prefers to block.
The newly-implemented System Watcher technology monitors system events. Thanks to constant monitoring of each program's behavior, the majority of unwanted changes to the system made by malicious programs can be rolled back with just a few mouse clicks.
Children safe online: Full Control for Parents
Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 also provides advanced parental controls. The improved Parental Control module allows parents to restrict their children's access to social networking sites, instant messaging (ICQ, MSN) and specific programs. It also enables parents to control access to the computer and to limit file downloads and the transfer of personal data.
The Security Backbone for PCs: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 operates as a backbone for a PC's security system. This means that it provides essential round-the-clock protection not only for the PC, but also for the user's digital identity. The program's award-winning technologies work silently in the background without bothering the users. It offers real-time protection against viruses and spyware, and scans websites and emails for malicious code. A specialised scanner detects vulnerabilities in the operating system and installed applications, helping to identify and close any security loopholes and keeping the system protected. The Windows Gadget allows quick access to program features and settings.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 are fully compatible with the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft's operating systems, from XP to Windows 7. Both products are fully compatible with netbooks.
Pricing and availability
- Kaspersky Internet Security 2011, one desktop for one year: RRP £39.99
- Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011, one desktop for one year: RRP £29.99
Both products will be available online and through major retailers from July 2010. More details about the new versions of Kaspersky Lab's consumer products are available at: http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/kis2011; http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/kav2011.