The product is currently in - alpha/pre-alpha stage. Publishing an early build at this stage - will enable any interested party to start participating in beta testing of new Kaspersky Labs products. At this stage we are not focusing on small bugs, but rather the commentary about functional richness of the product, product component content distribution across subsystems and new product design including visual product forms. Critical error reports such as crashes/hangs of an operating system or the product itself will be invaluable to the developer team.
Primary commentary that we are waiting for:
1) reports about errors,
2) argumentative suggestions about product functionality and subsystem component allocation,
3) product results after testing on well known programs such as leak tests.
WARNING: installing this version for protection of regular workstations is strongly discouraged. This build did not pass testing procedures and quality assurance. Please use it at your own risk!
2. General Description
Kaspersky Internet Security 8.0 ? is a new line of Kaspersky Labs products, which is designed for the multi-tiered protection of personal computers. This product is based on in-house protection components, which are based on variety of technologies for maximum levels of user protection regardless of technical competencies. This product utilizes several technologies, which were jointly developed by Kaspersky Labs and other companies; part of them is implemented via online-services.
During product preparation several competitor offerings were considered and analyzed - firewalls, security suites systems, which position themselves as proactive in defence and HIPS systems. Combination of in-hosue innovative developments and results from analysis gathered through the industry allowed to jump onto a new level of protection for personal users, whereby offering even more hardened and less annoying computer protection from all types of electronic threats ? malicious programs of different types, hacker attacks, spam mailings, program-root kits, phishing emails, advertisement popup windows etc.