Kaspersky has improved and expanded the list of available features for Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection users. Key updates include the emergence of location-cities, support for new streaming services, and the ability to connect a Kaspersky VPN service to a home router and other connected devices.
Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection now has a dedicated transparency and security page that explains how the service collects and processes personal data in case of law enforcement and government requests.
‘We see consumers are now more consciously and carefully monitoring who they share information with and how their data is stored and processed,” said Marina Titova, VP, Consumer Product Marketing at Kaspersky. “People are learning how to create a safer environment for themselves, and there is a big demand for more digital privacy.”
In 2021, the trend for remote or hybrid work continues around the world, with many employees choosing to work partly from home. At the same time, users now pay more attention to what is happening to their data online and seek to protect it. All this has led to the growing popularity of VPN services which are now used for the protection of sensitive work data and ensuring personal privacy online.
With the recent update, users can connect to location-cities besides regions. Now, 20 cities globally are available for connection. City-locations are currently working on Android, iOS, and Mac devices. The feature for Windows will become available early next year. In total, users can connect to more than 70 locations in 54 regions.
Firstly, this will increase the level of privacy, since there is an option to vary the location without changing the country. Additionally, this will improve the reliability of the connection and service performance wherein users will be able to select another group of servers if, for some reason, the most optimal one does not work for them.
Connect routers and other devices
Consumers can protect their home Wi-Fi network by plugging-in routers via Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection. This feature is also available for any device that supports a built-in or standard OpenVPN client. If a user links a router to Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection, all devices connected to this router will be protected.
Users can plug-in devices and operating systems (OS) via OpenVPN to Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection that aren’t currently supported by the product directly. This includes Linux, Chromebook, FireTV, and AndroidTV, among others.
This feature is available for premium users.
VPN transparency and security page
Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection now has its own transparency and security page explaining how the service collects and processes users’ personal data in case of law enforcement or government requests. This page should help users understand the most important questions on the topic of privacy.
HBO Max has now been added to the wide pack of available streaming platforms supported by Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection. The full list of streaming services includes Netflix, HBO Max, Disney +, Amazon Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, and Hulu.