Kaspersky Lab is hoping to make the world’s most prevalent mobile operating system safer than ever from the perpetual threat of malware and other common concerns making Android so vulnerable to various digital dangers.
On Wednesday, the company today announced the release of Kaspersky Internet Security for Android.
Dubbed a powerful protection solution for smartphones and tablets running Android, the maker of the new solution maintains that as more consumers access the same Internet on their mobile devices as they do on a PC, the need for quality protection from cyberthreats drastically increases.
According to Kaspersky Lab research, 35,000 different malicious programs for Android emerged in 2012, which was six times larger than what was detected in 2011. Android malware also represents 99 percent of the total number of mobile threats.
In order to encourage a more secure mobile experience for users, Kaspersky Internet Security for Android was built to safeguard smartphones and tablets from all types of malware.
“Using the latest antivirus technologies,” the company says, “it delivers real-time updates via the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network for fast reaction to new and emerging threats.”
In addition to anti-theft functionality, Kaspersky Internet Security for Android also provides protection for Web browsing by detecting and blocking malicious websites, including phishing sites and fraudulent pages that distribute malicious programs.
To learn more about Kaspersky Internet Security for Android, click here.