PHOTO - (from left) Dato' Lee Chong Wei, Kaspersky Lab's Malaysian brand ambassador, World No.1 Badminton Men's Singles Champion; and Jimmy Fong, channel sales director, SEA, Kaspersky Lab launching Kaspersky No Worries Plan with protection of Kaspersky PURE for home users and Kaspersky Small Office Security for small offices.
KUALA LUMPUR, 13 JUNE 2011 - Security solutions firm Kaspersky Lab is first in Malaysia to offer an affordable security solutions services plan to home and business network users, it said. The company's 'No Worries Plan' was launched by Kaspersky Lab's Malaysian brand ambassador, World No.1 Badminton Men's Singles Champion Dato' Lee Chong Wei.
Kaspersky Lab channel sales director, SEA (Southeast Asia), Jimmy Fong, said the scheme offered an affordable plan with added services to home users as well as SMEs [small and medium enterprises] and SMBs [small and medium businesses]. "There is a choice of Kaspersky PURE or Kaspersky Small Office Security (KSOS) solutions with the addition of support services that include free installation and setup of the security network as well as onsite training for those who are new to network security."
"Our recent survey of 215 small business owners and 267 home users across the Klang Valley, Penang and Johor showed that about 38 per cent of home users have home networks that connect two or more computers, while the average number of workstations among small business owners we surveyed was eight units," he said. "While these figures are for businesses and homes users in urban areas, it could extend to semi-urban areas as well."
"We identified a genuine need among a significant number of home users and small business owners, established what they were willing to pay to have this need fulfilled and developed a plan that exceeds their minimum requirement - this is why we are introducing the Kaspersky Lab 'No Worries Plan' today," Fong said. He added that 78 per cent of respondents from home users and business users of the survey collectively agreed that they would subscribe to a security service that could remove their worries when it comes to the security aspect of computing and that costs about 10 to 15 per cent more than what they would play for the software itself.
He said subscribers would pay RM30 [US$9.94] per month to enjoy the enhanced computer protection and technical services with Kaspersky PURE premium protection for three users. "The plan also offers security solution services to SMBs with Kaspersky Lab Small Office Security (KSOS) at RM200 [US$66.25] per month for 10 users or less through its Small Office Plan 1, while the Small Office Plan 2 offers KSOS protection to larger organisations with 20 users or less with RM500 [US$165.62] per month."
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