HONG KONG, Jan 26, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Kingsoft Corporation Limited ("Kingsoft" or the "Company"; SEHK: 3888), a leading entertainment and applications software developer, distributor and service provider in China (by market share), today announced that the Company has launched "MSN Protection Shield - Version 2.1", an anti-virus software dedicated for MSN users. The newly launched version is equipped with our brand new "Cloud Security" engine. With enhanced capacity of virus killing and scanning, it provides MSN users with a better protection, 3D feel and faster speed during instant messaging.
With the growing popularity of Internet instant messaging, security of instant messaging software has become a concern. Kingsoft is an early mover in the market. In October 2008, the Company reached a strategic cooperation agreement with Microsoft MSN to jointly launch "MSN Protection Shield". The software has been well received by the market. Active users and monthly users were more than 6.59 million and 3 million respectively as of the end of January 2010 while daily active users were as many as 1.23 million.
"MSN Protection Shield - Version 2.1" is equipped with "Cloud Security" engine, a new device newly developed by Kingsoft. This helps users commence a holistic virus scan and a specific scan on file transmission. Around 200,000 types of suspicious document, fraudulent websites, auto-shield, malicious link and etc will be detected.
Kingsoft believes the demand of security software for instant messaging will continue to surge. Leveraging our advanced technology and strategic alliance with MSN, Kingsoft is well positioned to capture the immense opportunities ahead.
To download "MSN Protection Shield", please browse http://im.live.cn/safe/.
Kingsoft Corporation Limited
Michelle Feng Harnett
Tel: +86 10 82325515 / +86 135 0200 7218
Tel: +86 10 82334488-5850 / +86 150 0131 3220
Topic: New Service
Source: Kingsoft Corporation Limited
Sectors: IT Individual
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