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Kaspersky Highlights High Malware Incidence and Unveils ‘Kaspersky Next’ Product Line

Kaspersky revealed yesterday that its products identified 15 million local incidents on the computers of Kaspersky Security Network participants in Sri Lanka in 2023. Nearly 46 percent of users in Sri Lanka encountered local threats during this period. Additionally, 9.3 million different Internet-borne cyberthreats were detected on the computers of KSN participants in Sri Lanka, targeting 39.5 percent of users.

Kaspersky General Manager for Southeast Asia, Yeo Siang Tiong, emphasized, “In Sri Lanka, we observe a high incidence of malware spread through removable media such as USB drives. These attacks exploit vulnerabilities in local systems, often bypassing initial digital defenses.”

Tiong, who is in Sri Lanka for the launch of Kaspersky’s new product line, highlighted that web-based attacks primarily occur through browsers, utilizing drive-by download tactics that exploit browser and plugin vulnerabilities. He noted the rise in social engineering attacks, where users unwittingly download seemingly legitimate files, emphasizing the necessity for comprehensive cybersecurity strategies.

Introducing its new flagship product line ‘Kaspersky Next’ in Sri Lanka, Kaspersky combines robust endpoint protection with the transparency and speed of EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response), alongside the visibility and powerful tools of XDR (Extended Detection and Response). The solution offers three product tiers tailored to varying business requirements, IT infrastructure complexity, and available resources.

“With Kaspersky Next, we aim to empower Sri Lankan businesses to effectively combat these diverse and sophisticated threats, ensuring robust protection and resilience against cyber intrusions,” stated Tiong.

EDR and XDR, as advanced cybersecurity solutions, assist companies in combating prevalent, evasive, and sophisticated attacks, providing total visibility, control, rapid response, and proactive threat hunting. Kaspersky Next supports both cloud and on-premise installations, offering deployment flexibility.

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