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Culham Innovation Centre, UK (6th December 2002) Kaspersky Labs, an international data-security software developer, announces the release of its personal firewall - Kaspersky Anti-Hacker - an optimal solution ensuring the reliable defence of home computers against hacker attacks and preventing unauthorised access to personal data.

Kaspersky Anti-Hacker is a filter operating between personal computers and the Internet that checks all incoming and outgoing data streams and permits only safe data and actions. In this way, the system, on one hand protects against hacker attacks from external networks and from the other regulates Internet application access, thus preventing the unauthorised outflow of information even if the system becomes infected with the most advanced backdoor Trojan programs. A fundamental feature of this new product is its simplicity.

Kaspersky Anti-Hacker gives users the ability to define filtration rules for each Internet application, data stream (TCP, UDP, ICMP among others), specific IP addresses, Web-addresses and ports. Users can choose from among five preset levels of protection and avoid wasting time learning about configuration specific details. Once a security level is chosen the program itself applies all the necessary settings.

At the same time, for advanced users there is the possibility to control all settings manually. Additionally, the program has a "self-learning" feature that automatically sets up Kaspersky Anti-Hacker according to a computer's installed applications. When creating new rules or modifying old ones all alterations are accepted "on-the-fly", thus system restart is not required for any settings to become effective.

An important product feature is the data interceptor working on the network protocol level that allows information filtration before processing by other applications. Destructive code targeted at specific programs or operating systems will be caught before gaining access and neutralised, thus letting programs and operating systems receive only safe data. In this way Kaspersky Anti-Hacker provides 100% protection from the most common forms of hacker attack, including port scans, "Ping of Death" and DoS (Denial of Service) attacks.

Integrated in the program is a unique technology designed to control all computer port activity. Thanks to this protection, systems become fully "invisible" to the outside and hackers simply cannot detect anything to attack, rendering all attempts to gain access doomed to failure.

Kaspersky Anti-Hacker produces a detailed report regarding the filtration of incoming and outgoing data streams. This report may be easily configured to suit any user's individual requirements. All critical events are recorded and immediately sent to the user. Due to the product's highly effective data processing system, the program does not noticeably affect computer performance nor slow down system applications.


"Computers have 65536 "doors" (ports), through which hackers can enter and gain access to not only confidential data but even take full control of a PC", commented Natalya Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Labs, "Therefore using anti-virus software alone is simply not enough. Taking into consideration the requirements of our customers, we developed Kaspersky Anti-Hacker, a personal firewall for home computers designed to ensure maximum transparency for Internet access while providing maximum protection for people who are not information security experts and don't have time to mess around with complicated solutions. Our main goal was to ensure protection while making the product's operation as undetectable and user-friendly as possible".

Pricing and availability:

Kaspersky Anti-Hacker is available at Kaspersky Labs online store at

http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/buyonline.html?chapter=557092&tgr...

The price is £30.63

Kaspersky Labs is a fast growing privately owned data-security software development company with offices in Moscow (Russia), Culham Innovation Centre (United Kingdom) and Pleasanton (United States). Founded in 1997, the company concentrates its efforts on the development of world-leading data-security technologies such as anti-virus software, firewalls and content-filtering systems. The company’s flagship software product is Kaspersky Anti-Virus that provides comprehensive virus protection for a wide spectrum of customers from home users to enterprise-wide networks (Windows, Linux, Unix, Novell NetWare, OS/2, MS Exchange Server, Lotus Notes Domino, Sendmail, Qmail, Postfix, Exim, CVP-compatible firewalls, Web Servers). Kaspersky Labs markets, distributes and supports its software in more than 50 countries worldwide.

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Kaspersky Lab

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http://www.kaspersky.co.uk

Sara Claridge

Marylebone Media Relations

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