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Kaspersky launches free VPN app for Android users

Published : Aug 16, 2017, 11:10 am IST
Updated : Aug 16, 2017, 11:10 am IST

Kaspersky Lab Introduces Secure Connection Freemium App for Android Devices.

New internet secure VPN by Kaspersky
 New internet secure VPN by Kaspersky

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

This app’s main feature is its adaptivity — 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 per cent) Wi-Fi network across the world is unsafe.

Kaspersky Secure Connection for Android aims to protect users’ privacy and personal information from this threat. Depending on the settings, the solution can encrypt all sent and received traffic continuously or only in situations when security is especially important, for example, when a user connects to an unsafe Wi-Fi network. Also, by default the solution offers to activate protection when opening websites and applications containing financial information (banks, online stores, payment systems) and social networking sites. The user can also select sites and applications for which they would like to set additional protection.

Kaspersky Secure Connection allows 200MB 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 300MB 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.

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