Kaspersky Lab has announced the local availability of its latest edition of the Kaspersky Small Office Security, built specifically for businesses with fewer than 50 employees.
This solution provides world-class protection and easy use without the need for specialist IT skills. New features make it easier to focus valuable resources on running and developing the business while keeping operations, customer’s and employee’s data secure.
Nowadays, small businesses are frequently becoming prey for cybercriminals because they generally pay less attention for cybersecurity while housing increasingly valuable data. According to the 2014 Global Corporate IT Security Risks survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, the share of companies that allow usage of personal employee’s devices within the corporate network has grown to 62% in 2014.
At the same time, although businesses realise that customer’s personal information (25%), payment requisites (13%) and trade secrets (12%) are among top priorities of their information security needs, they keep taking very basic protective measures, relying, for example, on free anti-malware products. Respondents indicated that they desire a powerful, but simple and easy-to-use security solution that would come at an affordable price.
Kaspersky Small Office Security is equipped with enterprise-grade technologies, but it was designed specifically to serve the needs of very small businesses. It brings the power of the award-winning anti-malware and online transactions protection, cloud management, backup and password management, in an easy-to-use manner that is demanded by this segment.
“Running a small business can be very exciting and fun, but being small doesn’t mean being less noticeable by cybercriminals. It’s very important for businesses to pay more attention to ensuring their cybersecurity, and Kaspersky Small Office Security has made it easy. It’s straightforward to install, simple to configure, and easy to maintain, so that business owners can get on with doing what they do best: making the company a success,” says Riaan Badenhorst, MD for Kaspersky Lab Africa.
The latest version of Kaspersky Small Office Security includes several brand new and improved features, such as:
* Enhanced protection from all known, unknown and advanced threats – with multi-layered, enterprise-quality protection for Windows and Mac computers, servers and Android-based mobile devices.
* A new cloud-based management console – that lets business owners or their IT advisers easily manage IT security and devices from anywhere, using web browser.
* New cloud-based password management – that stores critical company login details and enables users to have a different, unique password for every secure site, across all devices, while only needing to remember one master-password.
* Security for financial data – that protects online business and personal transactions from financial fraud. This includes improvements to the award-winning ‘Safe Money’ module.
Kaspersky Small Office Security protects Windows-based (Windows XP through Windows 8.1) or Mac-based desktops/notebooks, Windows file servers, and Android smartphones and tablets. Each user/employee gets protection for one Windows or Mac computer and one mobile device plus Kaspersky Password Manager. File Server protection is added based on the number of protected users. Kaspersky Small Office Security is sold in preset license packages up to 50 employees.