Kaspersky Lab has announced its new strategic partnership with Vertu. According to an agreement signed by the two companies in September 2013, all Vertu customers will be offered 12 months complimentary access to Kaspersky Internet Security for Android – a premium class IT security solution for Android devices.
The Kaspersky Lab application, including the free 12-months license, will be available for free download from Vertu’s ‘Recommended apps’ in the ‘Vertu Partners’ section. The solution will provide sophisticated protection against theft, loss, computer viruses and real-time Internet threats, for Vertu devices and the data stored on them. The technologies provided to Vertu customers will include:
- Anti-malware Protection – including Kaspersky Lab’s latest antivirus technologies for Android
- Web Protection – against Internet-based attacks and phishing websites
- Anti-Theft Protection – with remote access to special security features including lock, find and wipe
- Privacy Protection – to control what others can see or access
- Call & Text Filter – so users only receive the calls and texts they want to receive
Vertu Chief Executive Officer, Massimiliano Pogliani, said: “Our customers should be free to use their Vertu without security concerns, hence we required a partner that could provide them with an industry leading solution for protection against all types of attack, including anti-theft and anti-malware.”
“Kaspersky Lab is embarking on a new stage of cooperation with mobile phone manufacturers,” said Nikolay Grebennikov, Chief Technology Officer, Kaspersky Lab. “Everyone should be able to get the most from their technology – without intrusion or other security worries. At Kaspersky Lab, we work entirely in-house to produce products and solutions of extraordinary quality to fulfill the expectations of even the most demanding customers. Due to our relentless expertise, Kaspersky Lab technologies, developed from scratch within the company and repeatedly endorsed by independent testing, will be able to secure Vertu customers from all types of IT threats.”
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.co.uk
Vertu aims to deliver the world’s best luxury mobile phone experience for its customers by combining expert craftsmanship and peerless materials with innovative technology and unique services. Today, Vertu leads the market that it pioneered over a decade ago. The Vertu range of mobile phones is made up of three distinct models – Vertu Ti, Signature and Constellation. Vertu mobile phones are handmade in England using the world’s finest materials, with each one assembled by a single craftsman. Vertu is renowned for its curated services; a suite of carefully selected exclusive offers, content and assistance especially selected to enhance the Vertu customer’s lifestyle. Vertu LIFE offers personalised recommendations and privileged access to experiences and events. Vertu CERTAINTY delivers security for customers, their data and their phones. Vertu is available from around 500 stores, including 70 Vertu Boutiques, in 66 countries. For more information please visit www.vertu.com.
* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2012. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2013–2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares (IDC #242618, August 2013). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2012.