About Kaspersky Secure Connection
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About Kaspersky Secure Connection

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2017 Nov 22 ID: 13828
 
 
 
 

General information

Secure Connection allows users to connect to the Internet safely by encrypting all data sent and received through the network. It is available as a standalone solution for Windows, Mac, and Android devices, and also as a part of Kaspersky Lab's flagship security solutions for home users, where it is automatically installed.

Technology used in the application

The solution combines Kaspersky Lab's in-house development with open-source Virtual Private Network technology. Servers encrypting and redirecting user traffic are located in different countries around the world, including the USA, Germany, Singapore and many others. They are provided by our partner, the software company AnchorFree, using their Hotspot Shield technology. By default, user traffic goes through the quickest virtual server available at the time, which could be located in another country. Premium users can choose a server in any of the supported countries.

How it works

By default, the Secure Connection application (not the traffic encryption itself) is automatically launched when the OS starts. It monitors potentially risky situations in which encryption could be necessary, such as when a user connects to an unsecure Wi-Fi network or opens a website which requires additional protection for their private data. The app then offers to turn on encryption in this case. Traffic encryption only starts with explicit user consent.  

Based on the user’s decision, traffic can be constantly encrypted until the user switches it off, or there is a connectivity issue. Encryption can be turned on manually or automatically, depending upon the risk of the situation.

Free and premium versions

The free version of Secure Connection is limited to 200 Mb of encrypted traffic per day (300 MB if the device is connected to My Kaspersky) for an unlimited number of devices and one automatically-chosen virtual server. The premium version provides unlimited traffic for five devices and a choice of several virtual servers, for a month or a year, depending on the subscription.

 
 
 
 
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