Airtel Thanks app to let users buy Kaspersky security solution

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Delhi: Kaspersky and Airtel have formed a partnership for customer’s online security. This partnership allows Airtel customers to purchase Kaspersky security solutions via the Airtel Thanks app.

According to Kaspersky, the partnership with telco Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) will ensure instant security for internet users in India. Airtel customers will be able to purchase Kaspersky Total Security solution directly from the Airtel Thanks app in a matter of few clicks.

Further, Kaspersky will offer exclusive deals on advanced security solutions to Airtel customers.

Airtel customers simply need to download the latest version of the Airtel Thanks app> Go to ‘Shop’ section> Go to lifestyle offers> Click on the Kaspersky banner and get started. Airtel Thanks also enables seamless payments through cards, net banking and UPI.

The alliance aims to increase cybersecurity awareness amongst Indian internet users and encourage them to practice cyber safety in the wake of growing cyber threats.

Cyberthreats are constantly evolving and cybercriminals in the past 2 years have been actively targeting internet users in India. In the first quarter of 2021, Kaspersky products detected 37,650,472 different Internet-borne cyberthreats.

Mobile users are also at risk as cybercriminals are constantly targeting them for financial gains, as well as to obtain important private data. Mobile threats in India have drastically increased since 2019 and are becoming more targeted and sophisticated in nature. India ranked 7th amongst the countries attacked with Mobile Threats in 2020.

The top mobile threats targeted at smartphone users globally were Adware which topped the list with 57% (3,254,387 detections). Talking about the other threats, the number of backdoors detected almost tripled from 28,889 in 2019 to 84,495 in 2020.
“We’re very much looking forward to supporting Bharti Airtel, the leading global telecommunications company and one of the biggest mobile service providers, in its goal to protect their users, create a more secure internet, and build a safer digital world together with Kaspersky,” said Eugene Kaspersky, CEO – Kaspersky,

“Airtel is working round the clock to deliver a secure network experience through world-class infrastructure and partnerships. We are delighted to partner with Kaspersky and make their solutions easily accessible for Airtel customers, who can purchase and install these in a matter of minutes and enjoy complete peace of mind,” said Pradipt Kapoor, CIO – Bharti Airtel.

Consumers can now conveniently avail of the Kaspersky Total Security solution on the Airtel Thanks app and move closer to achieving cybersecurity.

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