|[October 29, 2013]
AnchorFree Hotspot Shield VPN Extends Protection from Cyber Criminals to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
the global leader in consumer security, privacy and Internet freedom,
today announced that it is extending Hotspot Shield VPN, the world's
most trusted privacy, security and Web access tool, to small and
medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Previously offered as individual
Shield, which has been downloaded by more than 175 million users
worldwide, is now available to SMBs for $99 per month for up to 50
The new offering comes in response to growing demand from small
businesses for products to protect employees from cyber threats.
According to Verizon's
2013 Data Breach Investigations Report, 75 percent of all cyber
security attacks were opportunistic, meaning they were not targeted at a
specific individual or company and 74 percent of online attacks against
small businesses occurred because they exhibited a weakness attackers
knew how to exploit. Further, seven out of 1 data breaches affecting
small organizations involved hacking. Hotspot Shield prevents hackers
from stealing sensitive data from SMBs, ensuring that browsing sessions
remain private and blocking over 3.5 million malware sites.
"Business communication is no longer confined to the four walls of an
office - it is conducted on planes, in coffee shops and at airports,
often on personal mobile devices - allowing important and sensitive data
to fall into the wrong hands and putting businesses at serious risk,"
said David Gorodyansky, founder and CEO of AnchorFree. "Hackers are
combing Wi-Fi networks looking for opportunities to strike and they are
not just attacking large companies. Nearly one out of three reported
data breaches occurs in a business under 100 employees. Whether on the
road or in the office, Hotspot Shield encrypts employees' internet
communications and detects and blocks malware, protecting all Internet
communication and securing customer and employee data."
AnchorFree's Hotspot Shield Elite VPN for SMBs features:
Wi-Fi Network Protection - Public Wi-Fi networks are inherently
unsecure. Hotspot Shield VPN encrypts all internet communications and
prevents hackers from stealing sensitive data and business
Access to all Internet Content - Hotspot Shield provides access
to all local Internet content while travelling abroad. Increase
productivity with the ability to access VPNs on U.S., U.K., or other
servers from anywhere in the world, communicate with employees and
access and share local files.
Privacy Protection - Hotspot Shield's VPN service protects
privacy by protecting IP addresses. This enables the user to conduct
business activities in private and prevents the tracking of online
Malware Protection - Hotspot Shield's VPN blocks and detects
over 3.5 million malware sites, protecting the user from hackers and
Botnet Protection - Hotspot Shield detects and intercepts
botnet packets, preventing employees' devices from unwittingly being
used in the service of cybercriminal botnets.
To order Hotspot Shield Elite VPN for SMBs, visit: http://hotspotshield.com/vpn-for-small-business.
Hotspot Shield is available for PC, Mac, iOS and Android (News - Alert).
AnchorFree's mission is to provide secure browsing, privacy and freedom
to the more than 1.6 billion people around the world who are in need of
a secure browsing solution or freedom to access internet content.
AnchorFree does this through Hotspot Shield, the world's most popular
privacy, security and Web access tool. Hotspot Shield ensures safe,
private Web browsing and disrupts censorship of commonly blocked content
such as breaking news, social networking and search engines. Hotspot
Shield is available for PC, Mac, Apple (News - Alert) iOS, and Android platforms at www.AnchorFree.com.
AnchorFree is a privately held, venture-backed company based in Mountain
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