Kaspersky Lab Protection Goes Wearable: New Kaspersky Internet Security for Android Managed via Smartwatch

09 Mar, 2016, 12:29 ET from Kaspersky Lab

LONDON, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Kaspersky Lab unveils a new version of Kaspersky Internet Security for Android that, in addition to offering improved performance speed and protection quality, includes an option for managing protection via Android Wear devices. 

The volume of malware targeting users of mobile devices is on the rise. In 2015 alone, Kaspersky Lab registered nearly 17 million attacks by malicious mobile software, as well as detecting 88,774 new malicious programs, a three-fold increase on 2014 (295,539). These included programs designed for surveillance, extortion, stealing money and other criminal activities.

Kaspersky Internet Security for Android provides protection from these kinds of threats. To make it even more user-friendly and accessible, Kaspersky Lab has released an update that includes control via Android Wear smart watches.

A user's smartwatch can now display notifications from Kaspersky Internet Security for Android, installed on a paired smartphone or tablet. This could include, for example, notifications about a threat detected on the device. A user can also remotely issue commands to the product via a smartwatch by pressing keys on the screen or via voice control. These commands can activate an audible alarm to find a lost phone, run a scan for Android malware and update anti-virus databases.

In addition, the new version of the security solution is now compatible with Android 6.0, which provides effective protection against online threats to even more owners of Android devices.

"Statistics show that Android continues to be the second most attacked platform after Microsoft Windows, which is why owners of Android-based devices are strongly recommended to use security solutions. At the same time, the Internet of Things market is rapidly developing, attracting more and more users. This means that security solution vendors need to make it possible for customers to use the IoT in combination with their protection solutions," says Alexey Chikov, Product Manager at Kaspersky Lab.

The new Kaspersky Internet Security for Android is now available from Google Play, on the Kaspersky Lab site, as part of Kaspersky Internet Security - Multi-Device and Kaspersky Total Security - Multi-Device. In 2015, Kaspersky Lab was awarded the Top Developer prize from Google for its innovative approach and high quality products.

In addition to protection against malicious software and websites, the solution includes tools to remotely control a device if it's lost or stolen, to filter out unwanted calls and messages, and to hide personal data from prying eyes. The product can also be controlled remotely via the My Kaspersky portal, for example, to activate the Anti-Theft function, to enable or disable the Privacy Protection function or to update anti-virus databases.

More information about Kaspersky Internet Security for Android is available at the Kaspersky Lab site. To read more about the company's free solutions, please visit free.kaspersky.com.

About Kaspersky Lab 

Kaspersky Lab is one of the world's fastest-growing cybersecurity companies and the largest that is privately owned. The company is ranked among the world's top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users (IDC, 2014). Since 1997 Kaspersky Lab has been an innovator in cybersecurity and provides effective digital security solutions and threat intelligence for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab is an international company, operating in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 400 million users worldwide. 

Learn more at http://www.kaspersky.co.uk.

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