28 January, 2014

Kaspersky Lab Middle East and Al Hosani Computer LLC Announce New Kaspersky Small Office Security, Bringing Renewed Support to Small Business

Kaspersky Lab Middle East and its master distributor for the Middle East Al Hosani Computer LLC have announced a new version of Kaspersky Small Office Security, the company's security solution built specifically for businesses with fewer than 25 employees. This solution includes new features that help small businesses stay ahead of modern security challenges, and includes Kaspersky Lab's latest

28 January 2014
Kaspersky Lab Middle East and its master distributor for the Middle East Al Hosani Computer LLC have announced a new version of Kaspersky Small Office Security, the company's security solution built specifically for businesses with fewer than 25 employees. This solution includes new features that help small businesses stay ahead of modern security challenges, and includes Kaspersky Lab's latest anti-malware technologies in an easy-to-use product that doesn't require business owners to be IT experts.

According to IDC estimates, there are more than 75 million businesses worldwide that operate with fewer than 10 employees1. Yet this segment has been traditionally under-served by IT security vendors that don't offer products with these businesses in mind. As a result, business owners have been forced to use consumer-level products that don't adequately meet their needs, or stripped-down versions of enterprise-level products that are cumbersome to manage and force businesses to pay for security features they will never use. Small business owners can find valuable resources, videos and tips for selecting the right security solution on Kaspersky Lab's new small business web page me.kaspersky.com/en/protectmybusiness

Kaspersky Small Office Security is designed to cater solely to the needs of these small businesses, combining powerful protection from cybercrime with the features small businesses need to compete in the global economy. Most importantly, Kaspersky Small Office Security is simple to install and manage, and offers incredible value in both purchase costs and administration time. This simplicity allows business owners to equip themselves with world-class protection without taking their focus away from running their companies.

What's New in Kaspersky Small Office Security

Kaspersky Lab solidified its commitment to the very small business segment in 2010 with the company's first stand-alone version of Kaspersky Small Office Security. Kaspersky Lab has continued to improve and refine its offering over the past several years, which has earned numerous awards from third-party test organizations, including Dennis Technology Labs in 2012 and 2013. Built on the same award-winning platform as previous version of the product, the latest Kaspersky Small Office Security includes several brand new features, and a host of technology upgrades and improvements, including:

Safe Money to Protect Online Banking which automatically activates an ultra-secure web browser whenever the user visits a financial site, such as an online bank or payment service.

With Online Backup business owners can be assured their most important business plans, financial records, and customer data will remain accessible in case of equipment failure or accidental deletion.

Enhanced Mobile Device Support is equipping Android tablets and smartphones with an array of anti-malware, web browsing protection, and privacy controls. These devices will now have Kaspersky Lab's latest anti-theft technologies, allowing employees to find missing mobile devices, or remotely wipe the data from stolen mobile devices.

Unique Automatic Exploit Prevention technology in the new security suite prevents cybercriminals from using emerging vulnerabilities in legitimate software, commonly known as Zero Days, to launch malware attacks.

With a Password Manager, employees need not keep in mind or unsafely write down on paper near their PCs combinations of different symbols - the solution will create customized secure passwords for new accounts, store all passwords in an encrypted vault, and automatically fill-in the correct password when needed.

The most compelling feature of Kaspersky Small Office Security is its ease of use, which makes advanced protection technologies accessible and straightforward for small business owners. By de-mystifying features like data encryption and web policy controls through wizard-driven menus and one-click options, Kaspersky Small Office Security makes the benefits of web usage policies, data encryption, and central management available to businesses of all sizes.

Web Policy Management - Business owners can easily customize each employee's ability to access websites, social networks, and applications. This can include individual websites, or entire categories of websites that are classified by Kaspersky Small Office Security.

Data Encryption and File Backup - Not only can business owners enable automatic file backups on each PC at scheduled intervals, but the files on both the PC and the backup storage can also be protected with powerful encryption settings. Data encryption ensures that the most sensitive data in a business - such as product designs and customer financial information - is never vulnerable to theft, unauthorized access, or accidental deletion.

Central Management - From any PC on the network, owners can remotely manage the security settings described above on every employee computer, along with additional management capabilities such as license renewal, monitoring of security settings, and more.

Kaspersky Small Office Security supports up to 25 user licenses per business, which includes PCs (Windows XP through Windows 8), file servers, and Android smartphones and tablets. Each user license includes protection of 1 PC and 1 mobile device, so businesses that purchase protection for 10 employees can protect 10 PCs and 10 mobile devices. Kaspersky Small Office Security supports popular Windows file servers, including Windows Server 2008 R2; Small Business Server 2011 Essentials/Standard; and Windows Server 2012 Foundation/Essentials/Standard, it also supports Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Kaspersky Small Office Security is available for purchase at Middle East computer retailers and the Al Hosani Computer LLC e-store. Kaspersky Small Office Security can also be purchased through local authorized Kaspersky Lab resellers, who can provide hands-on assistance with installation and configuration, as well as future support.

About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world's largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world's top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 16-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

About Al Hosani Computer LLC
Al Hosani Computer LLC is a fast growing distribution company that distributes consumer electronic products in the Middle East. The Company's strength lies in its ability to offer good margins and value-added service for its channel partners including marketing, in-store promotions, pre and post-sale support, training, financing options, while offering its vendors a total solution for 'in-country' representation. Learn more at www.software-planet.com

* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2012. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares (IDC #242618, August 2013). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2012.

1 IDC Secure Content and Threat Management Tracker - 2013

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