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Sunday, October 07, 2012

Kaspersky Lab Responds to SOS of Small Businesses with Kaspersky Small Office Security 2

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions announced the release of the second version of Kaspersky Small Office Security (KSOS 2), a solution specially designed in response to the SOS cry from small businesses of five users and above that may not have a dedicated IT personnel but need a high level of customizable security.

This updated solution is designed for easy-to-use without any training required for users.

It is also a budget solution for companies with low requirement for system resources.

Why SoHos need KSOS

According to research done by B2B International in collaboration with Kaspersky Lab, 41% companies surveyed globally are not prepared for cyber-threats and 31% of its IT specialists are not fully aware of today’s Trojans.

This survey serves as a wake up call for small businesses in Malaysia as the sector makes up more than 98% of businesses in Malaysia and in 2011 small businesses contributed about 31% to GDP and 56% to the workforce.

 (L-R): Mr Jimmy Fong, Channel Sales Director, SEA, Kaspersky Lab, Ms Gun Suk Ling, Corporate Sales Director, APAC, Kaspersky Lab, Mr Jason Siew, Technical Engineer, SEA, Kaspersky Lab showing the latest antivirus solutions of Kaspersky Small Office Security 2 that is set to rescue the small offices from the malicious malwares today.

According to Kaspersky Lab SEA Channel Sales Director, Mr Jimmy Fong there has been a disconnect in products available for small businesses and the needs, challenges and resources within these companies themselves which makes the introduction of Kaspersky Small Office Security 2 timely.

Kaspersky Small Office Security 2’s Wider Distribution

“We are making it easier for small businesses to get Kaspersky Small Office Security 2 by widening our distribution channel through the B2B channel, as small businesses in this region usually purchase based on recommendation and advice from distributors. The first edition was only offered online, a model that worked well in Europe and the United States, but was not as popular in the South East Asian region. With the new distribution model we expect to see healthy demand for the Kaspersky Small Office Security 2,” Mr Fong detailed.

What’s New in Kaspersky Small Office Security 2

Kaspersky Small Office Security 2 delivers award-winning antivirus and Internet security adding server protection, back-up, encryption, web-use policy and password management for critical small business safety. The solution protects servers and workstations running on Windows OS, which is the operating system of choice for many small businesses.

  • Back-Up Tools - Any file that was lost or erroneously modified can be retrieved from the storage with just a couple of mouse clicks
  • Encryption - All confidential corporate information can be encrypted using a strong algorithm to provide reliable data protection which can be securely transferred using a USB device or email and can be opened provided the correct password is inserted
  • Password Manager - Kaspersky Small Office Security 2’s includes a Password Manager to keep the user’s digital identity secure, while a tune-up feature optimizes the system’s performance.
  • Get off Facebook and Back to Work! - With KSOS 2’s Web Policy Management feature employers can make their team more productive by setting internet, computer and messaging policies that can help employees focus on work rather than be distracted through social networks. It can also be useful for preventing confidential data disclosure
  • Manage to Manage - Employers can now control file downloading in order to manage their internet connection bandwidth, block pages with inappropriate contents and ensure that all policies are compliance to legal requirements

Pricing and Availability

License packs available:

Package Price for 1 year license pack (RM) Price for 2 years license pack (RM)
5 workstations 750 n/a
5 workstations + 1 file server 940 n/a
10 workstations + 1 file server 1,100 1,710
15 workstations + 2 file servers 1,550 2,350
25 workstations + 3 file servers 2,470 3,720


For more information on Kaspersky Small Office Security 2, please visit Kaspersky Lab’s corporate website.

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