Kaspersky, the Russian Cybersecurity firm has made it official that its much popular Free Antivirus has now been directed as Kaspersky Security Cloud which will be more advanced and will maintain all the flagship features which the previous basic security solution lacked to the core.
Kaspersky Security Cloud will be offering its customers a freeware license along with some advanced protection engine with extra capabilities like keeping a tab on any compromised account data and a password manager to secure the account and encrypts the data of the user to & fro via VPN- with limited traffic access.
As expected more advanced features will be available in the paid license format available for a premium.
Technically speaking, the Kaspersky Security Cloud was launched in Aug’18 and was being offered since then as a parallel cloud security product alongside Kaspersky Free Antivirus. From now onwards, the availability of the free antivirus will be barred and only the cloud solution will be available in the form of an application.
Those users who have been using the old version will receive the regular security updates – at least for the next few months. But all new users will have to go for the cloud security solution aimed at Windows OS and also the mobile version users of iOS and Android.
Note- In March 2015, a news article in Bloomberg, accused the Anti Virus giant of having close ties with the Russian military and intelligence. And in August 2015 this speculation strengthened further when the US NSA and the UK’s GCHQ confirmed that the antivirus giant was spying on its users and was transmitting data to remote servers located in Russia. However, CEO Eugene Kaspersky denied all these allegations as baseless.