The folks at Kaspersky just dropped us a line to let us know about its new Kaspersky One security product. As the name implies, Kaspersky's goal is to provide universal security for multiple devices with a single offering. That includes PCs (desktops and laptops), smartphones, and Android-based tablets.
The idea is simple. With Kaspersky One, you're purchasing a single license that unlocks security software for multiple devices and is available in increments of three, five, or ten. You then use the single license key to protect any combination of Windows or Mac PCs, Android smartphones and tablets, Symbian devices, Windows Mobile phones, and BlackBerry smartphones.
"Each of these devices can be protected with Kaspersky One, which provides security that is optimized for each device to ensure maximum performance and protection. Since Kaspersky One provides a single universal license that works on all your devices, there is no need to juggle different subscriptions for each device," Kaspersky explains. "After Kaspersky One has been installed using a single, simple interface, customers have full access to our latest databases of threat information, which updates your Kaspersky Lab software automatically to neutralize emerging malware. Users also have free access to the latest versions of the Kaspersky Lab applications throughout their license period."
A major benefit to this approach is that you don't have to spend a fortune buying separate security products for each type of device, though this is still a premium priced product. Kaspersky One will be available on October 17 for $80 (three devices), $100 (five devices), and $150 (ten devices).