Kaspersky Security for PDA Version 5.5 Released

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces the release of a new version of protection for handheld devices and smartphones – Kaspersky Security for PDAs 5.5. This new version offers a range of upgrades and improvements, significantly extending the product’s functionality.

Kaspersky Security for PDAs protects data on handheld computers and smartphones. Kaspersky Anti-Virus technology optimized for pocket devices offers comprehensive protection for handhelds running PocketPC and Palm OS, and smartphones running Microsoft Smartphone 2002 and Windows Mobile 2003 for Smartphone, and allows users to control access to stored data.

The latest version of this solution comes with a new user-friendly interface. Virus detection and disinfection functions have been upgraded. The new antivirus monitor complements the existing functions by tracking application activity in real time, ensuring that malicious code cannot be executed. Updates to the antivirus databases can be downloaded automatically, meaning that the device is protected against even the newest threats.

This new product also provides dependable virus protection for smartphones. Kaspersky Security for PDAs 5.5 not only detects and removes viruses on the internal memory of smartphones, but also protects the memory card. Infected objects are identified and users can immediately delete them.

Kaspersky Security for PDAs can also be used to encrypt data stored on handheld devices. This prevents unauthorized users from accessing confidential information. PocketPC users can create hidden folders, where stored data is encrypted and the folders are password protected. Palm OS users can use passwords to lock their devices. Data is encrypted when the device is locked, and thus, even if a malicious user gains access to the memory card, they will be unable to access the information stored on it. New cryptographic algorithms from the Intel library further heighten security when the program is run under PocketPC.

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