It claimed that as ultra-portable laptops gain in popularity due to them being compact, lightweight, easy to use, energy efficient and relatively cheap, they can tend to be less powerful, which means resource-intensive IT security solutions cannot be launched on them.
Kaspersky Internet Security Special Edition for Ultra-Portables is a fully functional security solution based on Kaspersky Internet Security and combines comprehensive protection from all types of cybercrime threats with support for small screen displays and low resource systems.
This provides ultra-portable PCs with full scale protection without any appreciable decrease in performance. As soon as a known or unknown threat is detected and deleted, the solution automatically restores the computer's correct system settings.
It incorporates a two-way firewall and detects vulnerabilities in running programs by including an application security rating system that gives programs and processes different levels of access to computer resources. The virtual keyboard for the safe entry of logins and passwords prevents the theft of data exchanged via secure SSL connections and disables links to malware and phishing websites.
Malcolm Tuck, managing director of Kaspersky Lab UK, said: "Kaspersky Internet Security Special Edition for Ultra-Portables provides protection from all types of cybercrime such as spyware, network attacks, spam and unwanted content. The solution scans files, email messages, internet traffic, and secures wireless connections such as WiFi that are commonly used by owners of ultra-portables to access the internet."