Internet security software provider Kaspersky has introduced a new product designed specifically for ultra-portables. It’s designed to work on netbooks and other small notebooks with Intel Atom, Celeron-M, or VIA-C7-M processors that are running Windows XP. It’s been tested to work on netbooks from Acer, Asus, MSI, and Samsung.
So what exactly makes this product different from other Kaspersky security software? First, it’s been designed to work with netbooks that have 1024 x 600 pixel or lower resolution screens. Second, it offers “high performance, even on low-end ultra-portable PCs.” While Kaspersky doesn’t spell out what that means, my guess is that it’s a bit lighter on system resources than some other security software which can bog down slower machines. Kaspersky Internet Security for Ultra-Portables has a minimum RAM requirement of just 256MB, and the software takes up 50MB of disk space.
It’s designed to scan files and internet traffic, offer a 2-way personal firewall and safe connections over WiFi and VPN.
A free trial version is available. Once the trial expires, you’ll have to pony up $29.95 a year for a subscription.