Azercell has started cooperation with Kaspersky Lab in the field of internet security, which is aimed to draw a special attention to the protection of children and adults from cyber treats.
«Children are our future and their healthy growth is the cornerstone of the further development of the society». This statement was made at the presentation ceremony of “Live Safe Internet with Azercell” project carried out by Azercell in partnership with Kaspersky Lab.
In the event held on June 1st, The International Day of Protection of Children, Vahid Mursaliyev, the company CEO, noted that one of the Azercell’s aims is to provide affordable mobile Internet for everyone and given that, the leading mobile operator of the country pays special attention to the importance of information security of the society, especially that of children. He also thanked Kaspersky Lab – one of the leading companies in the sphere of cybersecurity for cooperation and added that three new products by Azercell will allow the users of all ages to feel safer on the Internet.
The event also provided brief information on the history of marking June 1, International Day for Protection of Children. Later, Jamaladdin Hasanov, head of New Technologies, Projects and Partnership Management unit at Azercell Telecom LLC, and Mushfig Mammadov, regional representative of Kaspersky Lab and Ruhana Ahmadova, project manager at youth organization “Reliable Future”, spoke about the project “Live safe internet with Azercell”.
3 new products designed to ensure Internet security were launched under the project. The first product named Universal Security ensures the protection of any device with Kaspersky Internet Security. It secures files, applications and webpages, prevents identity theft through fake Web pages and open WiFi network, prevents blocking of malware files, and protects against hidden surveillance via a computer camera. Trusted Applications Mode in the service allows using only reliable applications and limits the operation of all suspicious programs.
Second product called Internet Security for Android operates in any Android device ensuring its protection. The product includes remote management tools for Android device in the event of loss or theft. It is also possible to filter unwanted calls and SMS, and to ensure the confidentiality of personal contacts from prying eyes.
The third product is called Parental control - this program blocks access to unwanted webpages, monitors applications and restricts the time spent on mobile devices and computers. It will be achieved by means of a protective application of Kaspersky Safe Kids, compatible with all popular operating systems. Product restricts access of young users to unwanted web pages, enables parents to control what the child is doing online and how much time he/she spends there, also provides the opportunity to track calls and SMS on the child's phone, to locate him through the geolocation feature.
“We are pleased to have Azercell- the leading telecom company in Azerbaijan, as our partner. Now, a wide range of its customers will receive instant and easy access to reliable protection against cyber threats. Our products to protect home PC users and owners of mobile devices on Android platform and will help many families in Azerbaijan to protect valuable data in order to create a comfortable and safe environment for all activities on the Internet. Particular attention will be paid to the safety of children, who are all actively surfing on the Internet, and there may face a variety of threats", commented Mushfig Mammadov, official representative of the Kaspersky Lab in Azerbaijan.
Another interesting aspect of the event was that mass media representatives were invited to the press conference together with their children. The parents of Active Moms Club society, who were participants and communication partner of the event, also joined the presentation with their children. After the presentations adults and children watched the spectacle “Catastrophe and human” with great interest, performed by State Pantomime theatre. At the end of the event all guests received valuable gifts including the subscription codes to benefit from 6-month free use of Azercell Internet safety products.
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Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996 and since the first years sustains a leading position in the market. Azercell introduced number of technological innovations in Azerbaijan: GSM technology, advance payment mobile services, M2M,MobilBank, GPRS/EDGE (mobile internet), 24/7 Customer Care, full-time operating Azercell Express offices, mobile e-service “ASAN imza” (ASAN signature) and others. With 48,2% share of Azerbaijan’s mobile market Azercell’s network covers 99,8% of the country’s population. In 2015, the number of Azercell’s subscribers reached 4,5 million people. In 2011 Azercell deployed 3G and in 2012 the fourth generation network – LTE in Azerbaijan. The Company is the leader of Azerbaijan’s mobile communication industry and the biggest investor in the non-oil sector. Azercell is a part of Telia Company Group of Companies serving 186 million subscribers in 17 countries worldwide with 27,000 employees.