Woburn, Mass. - Kaspersky Labs has released its first protective software for the Android tablet PC market.
Kaspersky Tablet Security is available online now from
for $19.95 for a one-year subscription. One software license is issued with each purchase.
The software supports Android versions 2.2 and higher, including the Honeycomb series.
The company said the immense popularity of tablets is giving cyber-criminals a reason to begin attacking Android-based devices. This is primarily being accomplished via malicious apps that mimic legitimate applications. Kaspersky said Google even has had trouble and had to remove more than 100 malicious apps from its own app store.
The Kaspersky software features real-time virus scanning of downloaded apps, e-mail attachments and instant messages.
Future updates of the security software will include the ability to located a tablet via GPS tracking, lock out or wipe the memory of a last or stolen tablet and the ability to remotely limit the content that can be viewed on the tablet.
Kaspersky intends to make these upgrades available at no additional charge.