Zain Iraq provides Kaspersky Internet Security mobile application to help its users stay safe from cyberthreats

Zain Iraq provides Kaspersky Internet Security mobile application to help its users stay safe from cyberthreats

In the context of rising global need for cybersecurity and better protection of electronic information, Zain Iraq, part of the Zain Group, a leading telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announced its partnership with a global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab. in This cooperation will allow Zain Iraq to provide advanced cybersecurity technologies to its subscribers helping users to secure their data, money, and privacy.

Kaspersky Lab, which is consistently awarded top scores in more independent tests than any other vendor, will provide Zain Iraq with Kaspersky Internet Security for Android that has a range of tools for data protection. The user who subscribes to this solution will be informed about potential online threats or dangerous applications, will have a tool to block unwanted calls or text messages and manage access to the information on their devices. For example, if a smartphone or tablet is lost or stolen, even if the sim card has been changed, the subscribers will have the ability to locate their device with GPS and wireless or mobile networks, block access to it or if needed remotely wipe information. The cybersecurity solution also allows identifying unauthorized users of devices with a “Mugshot” feature.

Ali Al-Zahid, CEO of Zain Iraq emphasized the importance of this partnership, saying, "The objectives of this partnership are in perfect harmony with Zain Iraq’s strategy which is based on innovation and keeping pace with the most important developments in cybersecurity. This is in order to provide the most sophisticated services that are not only innovative but safe. This partnership also comes within a series of initiatives in cooperation with the local and international community to provide the best services possible and contribute to the development of the company's business and increase productivity."

“Cyber threats for mobile devices constantly evolve and vary from phishing web pages to mobile malware stealing money or user information. While security solution for computers is already considered by many as a must-have, mobile devices are still often left without protection. At the same time, people do the same things with their tablets and smartphones – access social networks, follow links from e-mails, make payments, etc. We are glad that together with Zain we can secure users in Iraq, providing them with our award-winning Kaspersky Internet Security for Android, created using our 20 years of experience in the field of cybersecurity. We hope this partnership is a start of fruitful long-term cooperation between our companies,” commented Amir Kanaan, Managing Director in the Middle East, Kaspersky Lab.

This partnership is a key part of Zain Iraq’s strategy that will allow secure access to information over the phone at any time, easily and efficiently.