As cyberthreats increase and the purpose of the attacks become more financially motivated, what can small businesses that lack in-house IT security expertise do to reduce their risk and increase their productivity?
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 security needs of small businesses. These are companies that have at least five PC users and above that may not have dedicated IT personnel but need a high level of customizable security.
The updated solution is so simple to configure that it can be set-up and administered from a single PC without prior training. It also provides optimal security for small business computer infrastructure and data, with minimal impact on system resources while being affordable even for companies with tiny IT budgets.
According to a research done by B2B International in collaboration with Kaspersky Lab, 41 percent of companies surveyed globally are not prepared for cyber-threats and 31 percent of its IT specialists are not fully aware of today’s Trojans.
This survey serves as a wake-up call for small enterprises in the Philippines as the sector makes up more than 99 percent of registered businesses in the country, which contributes 61.2 percent of the country’s total employment and 35.7 percent of total value added.
“We are making it easier for small businesses to get Kaspersky Small Office Security 2 by widening our distribution channel through the B2B channel. This is because 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,” said Kaspersky Lab SEA Channel Sales Director Jimmy Fong.
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.