The integration of Kaspersky’s software with Mac operating systems is effortless. The development team has spent decades perfecting the optimal programming for Apple devices. We run through the details below.
There’s been a massive escalation in the number of web-based attacks over the course of the last few years. This number is only expected to increase, but Kaspersky has you covered.
The tools included are a firewall, phishing protection, website assessment, and on-access and on-demand malware scanning functions, among others.
Online threats wreak havoc on your computer by stealing passwords, holding files for ransom, and just slowing your system down to a crawl. When large-scale businesses incur breaches, the costs could be in the millions. Detecting threats on corporate networks is essential to secure client data, prevent hackers from holding your data for ransom, and protect sensitive enterprise assets.
Kaspersky has developed tools to keep threats on single computers from infecting your whole corporate network. This protection has many layers as it doesn’t just detect viruses and malware but also provides secure cloud-based backup and password protection software to cover all of your security needs as an individual or business.
Running deep scans is always the preferred option when time permits. Kaspersky offers five types of scans for your Mac device. Each one has its merits and can be set up to run preferred scans on your machine as required.
You can access the different scans via the scan button available on the dashboard.
The list of scans you can execute are below:
- Full scan: Scans the entire machine.
- Quick scan: Startup objects, system memory, and hard drive boot sectors.
- Selective scan: Select the things or items you want to be scanned.
- External device scan: Scanning any removable drives from your computer.
- Vulnerability scan: Scans your OS and applications for vulnerable areas.
Performance and Protection
This software will ensure that your most sensitive data is protected from malware, ransomware, phishing schemes, spyware, and firewall weak-spots while also checking operating systems vulnerabilities. We briefly cover these aspects below.
Malicious software, also known as malware, comes in various forms such as viruses, worms, trojans, etc. Kaspersky earned near-perfect scores for detecting malware on Macintosh machines. This places Kaspersky at the higher end of the performance scale when scanning for malware.
Users must note that applications of the Kaspersky suite will be required to turn on protection for potentially unwanted applications manually. This is a minor action that may lead to potentially disastrous data breaches. As a precaution, always check that you have this turned on at all times.
Phishing scams have been in existence for decades. The process starts with receiving spam or junk mail into your email inbox. These electronic mails can contain harmful viruses and request personal information such as banking details and credit card numbers or even solicit money from you.
Precautionary measures include things like splitting your interactions into personal and non-personal communications, never responding to emails that seem suspicious or if they’re from someone you don't know, and always keeping your browser updated so libraries can edit that virus registry. This ensures that the program has the latest repository of threats to detect.
Firewalls act as a barrier between your personal computer and the wide world of the internet. They essentially work like a buffer providing a second layer of insulation from the threats of malicious applications.
Choke-points throttle the spread of viruses on networks. Firewalls can now manage external public networks, internal private networks, and perimeter networks. These gated-off areas are a crucial first step in keeping your browsing safe.
Kaspersky offers a two-way firewall that protects your Wi-Fi network from invaders trying to creep into your system. This product lets you control the data that reaches your OS and monitors it 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Privacy and Security
Privacy and protection is the most important factor when browsing the internet. The reasons for this are self-explanatory. People want to access your information and possibly sell this data for nefarious means. Privacy features veil your IP and MAC address and other crucial personal details, while security features encrypt and secure these details away from prying eyes. A combination of browser protection, identity protection, VPN, ad blocker, and other utilities creates a robust safety field in your digital world.
What's the importance of browser protection when you already have a firewall, a VPN, and ID protection? The answer is simple. As with all forms of protection, there must be a degree of compartmentalization. This establishes a barrier so that there isn't any transference of malware between components of the software.
Browser hijacking occurs when unauthorized software is dumped into your browser. This software dump augments the way it behaves while online. Unethical companies, hackers, and shady software developers can use these programs to access sensitive information as you surf the web. Kaspersky browser protection guards against these situations.
The virtual private network acts as a bottleneck when you’re accessing the world wide web. The advantages include traffic monitoring, IP address anonymity, and access to content that may have geo-restrictions applied.
VPN protection by Kaspersky offers you 200MB of managed data every day, and connection to Kaspersky will increase this to 300MB. As long as you aren't streaming data-intensive videos, this cap will suffice for work communications and accessing cloud-based files. If you've ever asked why the limit is in place, the simple answer is that it's there for your protection. Increasing these data limits may invite unwanted programs to access your machine via hidden executable files.