Given the significant increase Kaspersky continues to see in network attacks in South Africa due to more people working remotely, and considering the discovery of a series of spam and phishing related attacks aimed to exploit newsbreaks linked to the Coronavirus outbreak, Kaspersky is offering its Kaspersky Total Security suite – aimed to provide comprehensive device security while working remotely or learning online – free for a 3-month period.
Kaspersky Total Security features antivirus, anti-ransomware, Webcam security, a password manager, and a virtual private network in one licensed bundle.
“With network attacks, which recorded a sharp increase in the local region in March 2020 (a 10-fold rise), remaining active, and as our research continues to highlight a surge in other malware attacks related to COVID-19, we want to ensure the best protection is easily available during these times, to support the fight against cybercriminal activity. The reality is that malicious actors are looking to exploit weaknesses, particularly in mobile devices and also home Wi-Fi networks, and in order to avoid falling victim to such crafty attacks, mobile devices need adequate protection – and urgently,” says Bethwel Opil, Enterprise Sales Manager at Kaspersky in Africa.
Cybercriminals have used the Coronavirus as bait to good effect. As expected, people continue to worry about their health and fake documents that are said to educate them about the Coronavirus are in fact spreading more malware and causing havoc.
“While good cybersecurity principles must always apply irrespective of where people are working from, during such times, we must be extra vigilant and take note of how cybercriminals themselves are trying to use the pandemic for their own gain. Do not click on suspicious links that promise exclusive content and avoid checking the file extensions of downloaded files. Having a reliable solution in place, such as Kaspersky Total Security, helps to ensure comprehensive protection against a range of threats is achieved – and also provides one with some peace of mind while navigating the massive change to daily lives this situation has brought about,” adds Opil.
Kaspersky Total Security blocks viruses, crypto lockers, and other threats. It delivers bank-grade encryption to protect online payments and secures password and images of personal documents. Its advanced parental controls also enable parents to help guard their children from any potential malicious online activity, suspicious sites, and illicit content – a great feature to rely on as most children are becoming accustomed to e-learning strategies and are spending more recreational time online while staying at home.
“Despite the advanced features of Kaspersky Total Security, it remains a user-friendly product that does not negatively impact system performance. Whether a family uses PC, Mac, mobile devices, or any combination, it delivers integrated security. As an organisation committed to helping keep systems safe, this promotion is designed to protect the mobile devices of all South Africans. This Kaspersky Total Security promotion can provide the confidence that a device, and the private data it holds, is kept as safe as possible during the current crisis,” concludes Opil.
The free 3-month offer of Kaspersky Total Security can be downloaded here.
Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky technologies and we help 250,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.co.za.