Integrated Internet Security From Kaspersky

by CXOtoday Staff    May 17, 2006

Reputed developer of secure content management solutions, Kaspersky Lab, has launched Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 and Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 - new and enhanced versions of its antivirus and Internet security software.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 offers a combination of traditional signature-based methods (description based virus detection) with the proactive element that analyzes the behavior of malicious programs in order to minimize false positives.

It also provides an option of rolling back any changes to the file system and the registry made by a malicious process. The deletion of a malicious object also deletes all references to it on the OS, thus increasing its effectiveness against spyware programs.

It monitors all critical areas of the OS, besides scanning emails, files and web pages downloaded from the Internet. It can also detect hidden code, such as rootkits, and scan and download antivirus updates much faster than the previous version, according to Kaspersky.

It also features a capability to monitor system resources, suspending its operations if resource-intensive processes are launched, to free up resources.

Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 is an integrated solution for protection against all types of online threats, including virus and malicious programs like spyware, trojans, network fraud and spam. It also features a newly added personal firewall, which lets mobile users define different operating modes for different types of networks - Internet, intranet, and trusted networks, for example.

The solution also includes the popular ’stealth’ (invisibility) mode, and easier configuration of Internet access for installed programs.

The new antispam system features a range of advanced filtering technologies, such as intuitive algorithms that analyze emails. The self-learning Bayes algorithm in Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 adapts itself to the specific mail traffic of each individual user, minimizing the Internet traffic that is needed to update the antispam database.

It also recognizes graphic elements used in spam. A mail dispatcher included in the antispam module helps to decrease traffic by previewing the headers of all incoming emails without downloading messages from the mail server.

Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 also claims to protect the user against other threats, such as phishing and pharming attacks, Trojans and crimeware; and blocks advertising banners, popup windows and blocks rogue dialers.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 and Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 are now available for purchase from the Kaspersky Lab eStore.

Kaspersky products are also available in India through Zoom Technologies, which claims to sell 4000-5000 SOHO licenses alone per month, besides enterprise licenses through an extensive channel network.

“Kaspersky is seeing an astounding 200% growth rate in India. Its vast virus and malware resources, frequent (every 20 minutes) virus updates, compact size and free version upgrades of licenses are some factors that make it very popular,” Q A. Tapia, Sr. Manager - WAN Solutions, Zoom Technlogies (India) Pvt Ltd told CXOtoday.