SECURITY FIRM Kaspersky Lab has announced its latest internet security product today, with a number of tools to fight the plethora of cyber threats seen across the web this year.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 will feature a new anti-spam module, an improved antivirus engine and a simplified user interface.
Kaspersky Lab CEO and co-founder Eugene Kaspersky said that in developing the new version of its security software the firm paid particular attention to users' needs as well as the threats they face.
"Knowing that the loss of sensitive data and money are the things that worry users most, we have developed an entire set of new protection technologies to address these concerns," he said in a statement.
Kaspersky said that the firm's updated software also aims to protect users' valuable information during online banking and shopping sessions.
"With its new Safe Money technology and Automatic Exploit Prevention, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 helps our customers to build the most efficient security system on their PC," he added.
The "Safe Money" feature reportedly boasts "a diverse set of protection methods for when the user deals with real money online". This includes a new Safe Browser mode that activates automatically when the user logs on to banking web sites and isolates the payment operation from other online activities to ensure that transactions are not monitored.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2013's improved antivirus engine has "better detection rates for the entire scope of emerging cyber threats" and hopes to protect users against the slew of new security threats against them on the web.
The software also adds new Secure Keyboard technology to the company's existing Virtual Keyboard tool, designed to protect sensitive data against keyloggers when in Safe Money mode.
Among these features, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 will power "Automatic Exploit Prevention" technology targeting sophisticated threats that use vulnerabilities present in popular software.
Kaspersky Lab's Internet Security 2013 software product will be available from 28 August under a one-year licence for £39.99. µ