August 9, 2012

Kaspersky Lab Inks Partnership with Tech Titan

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announced its partnership with Tech Titan Limited, a leading network security provider, in introducing the world’s first portable USB Anti-Virus solution powered by Kaspersky Lab – the Tech Titan T-Drive Pro.

The Tech Titan T-Drive Pro comes with a powerful disinfection engine that protects and guards against malware in the device, real-time virus detection that incorporates Antibody (USB virus vaccine) and virtual private disk within the password protected drive, file synchronization and on demand scanning. Tech Titan T-Drive Pro is compatible with existing anti-virus software on laptops and desktops.

Tech Titan T-Drive Pro is being launched in Malaysia first before being rolled out across the Asia Pacific region in the coming months before its global availability in early 2013.

According to Mr. Jimmy Fong, Channel Sales Director, SEA, Kaspersky Lab, unsecured USB flash drives pose considerable risks to organizations and to individuals as the drives are among the most common ‘carriers’ of malware.

“Most organizations and individuals rely heavily on USB or flash drives to move files quickly between different devices and locations as well as for the sheer portability of the medium. While it would be more secure not to use conventional flash drives, users are not changing their behavior, which makes it imperative for manufacturers to develop a more secure flash drive with a security solution, which Tech Titan in collaboration with Kaspersky Lab has done,” Mr. Fong said.

USB drives have been used as a malware attack mechanism in the past and will continue to be used knowingly or unknowingly to spread malware. Some experts have concluded that based on the spread of the Stuxnet malware that it initially infected a few computers and was spread via flash drive thereafter.

“Tech Titan T-Drive Pro combines the convenience of a flash drive with the ultimate, real-time protection for a highly secure detection, storage and transfer of files that takes up less time and is more convenient. What we are doing is nipping the problem in the bud before it can turn into a full-scale infection by providing an early intervention,” Mr. Fong added.

Tech Titan T-Drive Pro is currently available in a 6-in-1 package. The package includes an 8GB USB, USB-KAV 1 Year license, Kaspersky Internet Security 3PCs 1 Year license, free 6-month license of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac, Kaspersky Mobile Security and Kaspersky Tablet Security that can be installed in the respective devices.

According to Kaspersky Lab’s research, the company discovers over 125,000 new threats daily and blocked 161 million network attacks in 2011.

Tech Titan Limited’s Channel Sales Director, Mr. Eric Chow said that the company had sought out a partnership with Kaspersky Lab due to the Russian security vendor’s track record for being the first to discover and detect threats such as Stuxnet, Flame, Call & Find and the recent ‘Madi’ active cyber-espionage campaign, ahead of other antivirus vendors.

"With more organizations offering options to work from home and a growing mobile workforce as well as the storage of music and movies for entertainment on portable flash drives, a more secure device is required that will stop malware in its tracks before it can corrupt, compromise or steal important data. Tech Titan T-Drive Pro is the answer for both enterprise and individual consumers who value their digital assets. The powerful disinfection engine powered by Kaspersky Lab makes the Tech Titan T-Drive Pro suitable to be used across Windows operating systems and across devices for maximum convenience and protection,” Mr Chow said.

“According to Global Industry Analysts, Inc, the worldwide shipments of USB flash drives are forecasted to hit 568million units by 20151 and many of them are only equipped with encryption for data protection, not malware. We are introducing the first in the world USB flash drive powered by Kaspersky Lab that provides ultimate protection in the drive and the transfer of these files to other devices as well,” Mr. Chow said.

Tech Titan expects interest in the Tech Titan T-Drive Pro from corporations and individuals to be high as there is a need for more secure flash drive options and Tech Titan T-Drive Pro offers the category-defining product, first to the market.

The Tech Titan T-Drive Pro will be available at major local retail outlets from August 2, 2012 onwards, retailing at RM179 for 8GB. For enquiries please contact +603-7802 2200 or visit for more information.


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