PHOTO - (from second left to third left) Tan Chee Hui, director of Techlane and Jimmy Fong, channel sales director, SEA, Kaspersky Lab presenting the Best of Both Worlds Digital Security by Kaspersky Lab.
A new portfolio of security products uses the combined power of the PC and cloud computing, according to Russian security solutions firm Kaspersky Lab, during the recent launch in Malaysia.
The 2012 versions of the company's flagship home user products, Kaspersky Anti Virus (KAV) and Kaspersky Internet Security (KIS), uses cloud-based technologies with centralised databases held in the cloud, said Kaspersky Lab channel sales director, SEA, Jimmy Fong.
"Cloud technologies have improved protection against spam as databases located in the cloud provide templates for new spam e-mails in real time," said Fong. "This helps Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 to quickly adapt to ever-changing spammer tactics and quickly provide protective measures. Users do not have to fine-tune the new, user-friendly Anti-Spam module before getting down to work - the cloud already has all of the latest available data on spam mailings, saving time and providing greater convenience."
He said the launch of hybrid protection in KIS 2012 and KAV 2012 was timely with 'the exponential growth of Internet users.' "The Internet is now a necessity of daily communication. Based on studies, the number of Internet users in the world will increase twofold to about two billion by2015."
"Unfortunately, cyber threats are increasing in tandem with the surge in Internet usage," said Fong. "Kaspersky Lab experts have found that attacks launched using Internet browsers had skyrocketed significantly from 23.7 million attacks in 2007 to 580 million attacks in 2010. This analysis reminds us that as much as we rely on the Internet, the anti-virus software that we are using has to be powerful, updated and fast enough to detect any malwares or irregularities to stay a step ahead of cyber criminals."
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