Kaspersky launches new app for Android devices

- Adrian Ungureanu

Kaspersky Lab introduces its new freemium application, Kaspersky Secure Connection for Android, designed to protect user data transmitted via the Internet.

For convenience and maximum user protection, traffic encryption can be enabled automatically depending on the level of security of the Wi-Fi network to which the device is connected, as well as on sites and applications that are opened.

Traffic encryption, better known as a VPN (Virtual Private Network), prevents interception and malicious use of information transmitted via the Internet connection. For example, it can help secure account passwords, private correspondence or sensitive photos sent online, pages visited and purchases made. This approach is especially relevant if a user often connects to unfamiliar Wi-Fi networks, which cybercriminals may utilize as a trap. According to Kaspersky Lab research, every fourth (28%) Wi-Fi network across the world is unsafe.

Kaspersky Secure Connection allows 200 MB of free encrypted traffic per day, for each device and for an unlimited number of devices. When registering on the My Kaspersky portal, the user receives 300 MB per day free. The paid version of the solution offers unlimited traffic for five devices for one month or one year, depending on the subscription chosen.

Kaspersky Secure Connection is available to download and activate in all regions where the company has a presence, except the following countries due to legal restrictions: Belarus, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Iran, UAE, Saudi Arabia, China and Hong Kong.