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A New Level of Protection for Handheld Computers

Culham Innovation Centre, UK (05th March 2003) Kaspersky Labs announced today the release of the commercial version of Kaspersky Security for PDA 4.5. The new version ensures the full-scale defence of handheld computers running under the most popular operating systems - Windows CE and Palm OS, and is available in the Kaspersky Labs online store.

Kaspersky Security for PDA is a unique solution providing the complete defence of information stored on handheld computers. The software includes a collection of anti-virus measures, a two-tiered system that controls access to data (system passwords and digital data) and a convenient management console that in part automatically updates anti-virus databases via the Internet.

Kaspersky Security for PDA guarantees control over all sources of potential virus penetration. Both a scanner and a monitor module handle anti-virus filtration. The scanner checks information stored on a handheld, including expansion cards of any type, ROM files, databases, and network folders, while the monitor, in real time, detects and neutralises malicious programs found in data, transmitted during HotSync(tm) procedures or while synchronising with other handheld computers.

Kaspersky Security for PDA also protects against unauthorised access to information by employing a password system based on the powerful cryptographic function MD-5 HASH. Additionally, the software enables the encoding of any data types found on either a handheld computer itself or on any expansion cards. Encoding is accomplished on the fly, the program encodes data the moment it is saved and decodes it each time it is accessed. In this way all information in memory is kept only in an encoded format and eliminates the possibility of stealing data by bypassing the password system. Personal data assistants running Windows CE can create special folders whose contents are encoded on the fly with the RC5 and RC6 algorithms. Access to these folders is also governed by a password system.

You can obtain Kaspersky Security for PDA in the Kaspersky Labs Internet store at The current price is £14.84 including VAT.

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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