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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Hendren Group Global Facts: Kaspersky Lab unveils small office security for small businesses

Majority of small businesses doesn't give a lot of attention to ensuring their cybersecurity these days, that's why they are the usual target of cybercriminals according to the report from Hendren Group Global Facts blog.

Kaspersky Lab recently introduced the latest edition of the company's security platform, dubbed as Kaspersky Small Office Security (KSOS), designed specifically to serve the needs of small businesses with less than twenty five employees.

The platform is user-friendly and provides excellent protection. It also makes much easier for small businesses to keep track on their valuable information while keeping the customer, employee and operations data protected.

Senior Product Marketing Manager at Kaspersky Lab North America, Andrey Pozhogin said that it requires a lot of effort and expertise to create a working solution out of available single-purpose applications.

One might need to protect Windows and Mac-based workstations, mobile devices, have clean virtual machines set up for online banking, create a backup solution, encrypt sensitive data and use time consuming IT policies regarding the use of strong passwords. This type of policy can be changed with a password manager that will not just recommend the use of strong and unique passwords, but will also save a lot of time.

The updated version of Kaspersky Small Office Security includes enhanced protection from all known, unknown and advanced threats, with multi-layered protection for Windows and Mac computers, servers and Android-based mobile devices. A cloud-based management console that allows users manage IT security and devices anywhere with a web browser.

It also has a new cloud-based password management that holds important company login information and enables users to have a different, unique password for every secure site, across all devices, while only needing to remember one master-password.

Furthermore, the platform provides security for financial data that protects online business and personal transaction from financial fraud through its improved 'Safe Money' module.

KSOS protects Windows-based or Mac-based desktops or notebooks, Windows file servers, and Android smartphones and tablets. Each user will get protection for one Windows or Mac computer and one mobile device and Kaspersky Password Manager. File Server protection is included based on the number of protected users.

In a nutshell, the solution provides anti-malware and online transaction security, cloud management, backup and password management. It is also straightforward to install, simple to configure, and easy to maintain.

Pozhogin added that small businesses aim for an effective security solution, however, it has to be easy to manage considering the lack of expertise that some security administrator might have. It is also believed that sophistication is the top enemy of security and this is especially true in the case of small businesses.

Because of today's increasing threats on cybersecurity, a lot of people believe that it is not just enough to utilize a comprehensive security solution.

However, the company still believes that the demand for highly integrated user-friendly solutions such as KSOS will continue to grow significantly. They will continue to listen to their customers and partners, and will further develop KSOS to fulfill the needs of small businesses.

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