The 2015 Google Play Top Developer award winning lab, Kaspersky has unveiled a wearable version of Internet security for Android that can be managed via a Smartwatch.
Kaspersky says that in 2015 alone, it registered nearly 17 million attacks by malicious mobile software which includes programs design for surveillance, extortion, stealing money and other criminal activities.
The cyber security company says that this new Smartwatch version of its Internet security for Android will provide protection from these kinds of threats with improved speed and protection quality in a more user-friendly way.
Alexey Chikov, Product Manager at Kaspersky Lab says, that “statistics show that Android continues to be the second most attacked platform after Microsoft Windows, which is why owners of Android-based devices are strongly recommended to use security solutions.”
According to the Kaspersky exec, “at the same time, the Internet of things market is rapidly developing, attracting more and more users. This means that security solution vendors need to make it possible for customers to use IOT in combination with their protection solutions.”
The cyber security company explained that users’ Smartwatch can now displays notifications from Kaspersky Internet Security for Android, installed on a paired Smartphone or tablet which includes, for example, notifications about a threat detected on the device.
Users can also remotely issue commands to the product via a watch by pressing keys on the screen or via a voice control. These commands can activate an audible alarm to find a lost phone, run a scan for Android malware and update anti-virus databases, the company says.
In addition to protection against malicious software and websites, the solution includes tools to remotely control a device if it is lost or stolen, to filter out unwanted calls and messages, and to hide personal data from prying eyes. The product can also be controlled remotely via the My Kaspersky portal, for example, to activate the anti-theft function, to enable or disable the privacy protection function or to update anti-virus databases, says Kaspersky.
The new internet security for Android is now available from Google Play, on the Kaspersky Lab site, as part of Kaspersky internet security-multi device, and Kaspersky total security-multi device.
The new Kaspersky Internet Security for Android is now available from Google Play, on the Kaspersky Lab site, and as part of Kaspersky Internet Security – Multi-Device, and Kaspersky Total Security – Multi-Device.