ACCESS Kenya has intensified its efforts to improve internet accessibility to home users so as to connect the east African nation with the entire world.
Apart from working to ensure that the majority of Kenyan residents become proud owners of internet services, Access Kenya’s head of engineering, Raymond Macharia, said his company was also embarking on awareness campaigns to contain spam and viruses.
Among other serious concerns Access Kenya hope to address, especially with the home internet owners, is the issue of internet security following numerous reported cases of hackers, immoral messages and in some cases, pornographic material.
In an interview, Macharia said it was important for home internet users in Kenya and east Africa as whole, to always guard against exposing their children to undesirable information.
Macharia noted that cases of internet security concerns were increasing in most parts of Kenya, arguing that the users should be educated about the internet dangers and solutions to the problems that come with accessing emails and internet.
“Yes, internet comes with its own challenges such as spam, viruses, hackers and pornography, but browsers such as Microsoft Explorer and Mozilla Firefox have their own security measures too.
“Users must ensure that they have updated anti-virus and anti-spam software to keep their computers safe. Home users should make sure that the antivirus is up to prevent invasion since manufacturers of computer software keep on looking for new threats, and they send updates of their antivirus,” said Macharia.
The information and communication technology (ICT) expert also urged the Kenya community not to open suspicious messages from strange sources, as they would normally carry viruses.
“Take action whenever you see a notice on your screen that your files are not safe from infection. In terms of children accessing the internet at home, I would like to urge parents to monitor what their children are browsing,” said Macharia.
He urged information technology companies to engage internet security experts to protect their computers and other devices.
BRIAN ADERO in Nairobi, Kenya
I THINKS THIS IS THE MOST CONCERNING PART IN KENYA AS AN INTERNET USER (“internet security concerns were increasing in most parts of Kenya, arguing that the users should be educated about the internet dangers and solutions to the problems that come with accessing emails and internet.”)
hey access kenya your services are very wonderful tell me more about fibre optic cable and this 3g modems
Thanks access kenya for openning up communication avenues in Kenya and the entire East Africa. But the big question is that how is the local ‘semi-knowledged’ people going to benefit from your services, more especialy the old mamas running kiosks at rural areas?
Secondly, how much in terms of monitery value will it cost an individual to suscribe for your servises?
thanks accesskenya for your services.indeed people and especially youths should be tought ICT now that we’re trying to catch up with the world.would also like to know how much it will cost one to subscribe your services.hope it will be beneficial.
Good news at last for all internet users. This would save alot of time wasted due to slow interneting. It gets even better if our children will be protected from ponography and all immoral staff. Keep up the good work and educate us even more
Mine is not a comment but a request. Kindly email me the requirements I need to submit, cost of installation and monthly pay for be to have internet thro Access Kenya.
Kudos accesskenya for providing us with a quick and reliable means to communicate thru,but pliz tell me more about this fibre optic magic,more so its benefits to us common wananchi n tha country at large
Robert k Mwaura
Mine is not a comment but I would like how to install and monthly pay to access internet from you coz I want to us your services because they are first
Good services. Would like to know whether you guys host mail domains for medium cos.(say about 5 accounts) and at how much per year.
My company has installed SAP BUSINESS ONE (ERP PROGRAMME) AND WE HAVE FIBRE OPTICS CONNECTION AS WELL AND IT IS STILL VERY VERY SLOW. APART FROM THIS I WANT TO KNOW IF I WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS MY SAP MODULES FROM MY LAPTOP AT HOME IF I TAKE A CONNECTION FROM YOU. IF SO HOW IS IT POSSIBLE. PLEASE ADVISE ME ON THE CONNECTION DETAILS AND CHARGES AND THE SPEED THAT YOU WILL PROVIDE. My mobile No. 0722 664629
I would like to purchase your service for my I T center at my rural home.How can you be reached?
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