Makati City, Philippines – Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces today the release of its latest security technology in the Philippines to ensure businesses will “Be Ready for What’s Next.”
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization – built from the ground-up by Kaspersky Lab’s internal team of security experts – is focused on protecting evolving corporate IT infrastructures from malware and cybercriminals. Virtualization creates tremendous business and IT benefits for organizations globally, but if left unprotected these platforms may become a weak link for cybercriminals to exploit.
Virtualization has become one of the necessities in the current ever growing business environment. Companies implement virtualization to reduce cost and at the same time improve the performance.
The growing trend in virtualization, however, is not supported adequately with support on the security issues. Security solution is not growing as fast as the virtualization industry. Malware threat on virtual environment is rapidly increasing from 1 malware every minute to 1 malware every second. Roel Schouwenberg, Senior Researcher at Kaspersky Lab said cyber gangs are definitely expanding their sights and targeting B2B, indicating an alarming trend on virtualization.
As one of the leading security developers, Kaspersky Lab acknowledges the issue and offers Kaspersky Security for Virtualization to companies implementing virtualization.
“In the Asia Pacific region, the Philippines is among the countries where virtualization is experiencing positive growth. This makes the Philippines a very potential market for KSV,” said Suk Ling Gun, Director of Corporate Sales for Kaspersky Lab Asia Pacific.
“We specifically see that the financials, telecoms and the academe sectors are early adopters of virtualization in this country. I strongly believe the Kaspersky security technology that we are bringing here is well-positioned to help companies secure their virtualized networks and run their respective businesses efficiently,” said Gun.
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization is delivered as a virtual security appliance that integrates with VMware vShield™ Endpoint to provide agent-less, anti-malware security based upon Kaspersky Lab’s advanced anti-malware engine.
Developed from the same code-base as Kaspersky Lab’s award-winning line of endpoint security products, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization avoids the needless complexity and resource-drain associated with security programs that typically “bolt-on” acquired technology for virtual environments. With Kaspersky Lab, customers have a single, unified management platform for their virtual, physical and mobile environments.
KSV is an agent-less, anti-malware security for virtualized environments, including virtual data centers, virtualized servers, and desktops running VMware’s virtualization platform. It is an all-in-one answer to companies whatever virtualization environment they have.
KSV also has advanced anti-malware engine that provides superior detection and effective malware remediation. Understanding that companies implement virtualization to reach efficiency, KSV efficiency delivers protection in an agent-less form with a centralized anti-malware engine and signature database. This ensures that there is no redundancy or duplication of engine and database.
KSV virtual appliance is deployed on a host, it provides automatic and up-to-date protection to all guest VMs/ease of security, addressing the deployment and compliance issues at the same time. By tightly integrating with VMware’s platform and tools, KSV’s protection seamlessly follows a VM as it moves from one host to another and there is no disruption to the protection status and security settings of the VM.
In addition, KSV gives IT professionals the flexibility to configure and apply different security settings to selected virtual machine groups. In short, Kaspersky’s seamless management solution companies can acquire virtualization at a pace that suits their organization’s unique needs.
By harnessing the detection power of Kaspersky’s anti-malware engine, as well as the unified manageability of Kaspersky Security Center, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization effectively protects virtualized environments and provides IT professionals with the unified management and visibility they need.
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization is managed using Kaspersky’s universal management console, Kaspersky Security Center. By using the same management console as other Kaspersky endpoint security applications, Kaspersky provides a consistent way for IT security professionals to manage and express security policies across both physical and virtual environments. Through Kaspersky Security Center, IT security professionals get a single-pane view of all protected machines. The dashboard provides views of protection status at a glance to allow administrators to take swift action when issues arise.
In addition to plug-and-play compatibility with Kaspersky Lab’s own endpoint security offerings, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization seamlessly integrates with VMware vShield™ Endpoint Security, providing straightforward protection for virtual data centers, virtualized servers and desktops. Using VMware vShield™ Endpoint, the centrally managed Kaspersky Security for Virtualization automatically detects every virtual machine on the network, delivering files to the Kaspersky Lab client for real-time anti-malware scans. This integration with VMware vCenter™ means straightforward deployment, automatic protection of new virtual machines, mapping of both logical and physical computing structures, and automatic security updates, all delivering increased consolidation ratios for customers and managed by the Kaspersky Security Center administration console – “a single pane of glass.”
Petr Merkulov, Chief Product Officer, Kaspersky Lab, commented: “Our integration with VMware gives customers the ability to deploy Kaspersky Lab’s industry-leading security technology through their trusted VMware infrastructure. This is only the beginning of our partnership. We plan to develop more functionality with the VMware API, along with the ability to isolate any infected virtual machines before malware can spread across the network. Our valuable channel partners are thrilled to have an optimized virtualization solution added to their portfolio of Kaspersky Lab products. This is the first step for Kaspersky Lab’s virtual security offerings as we plan to expand our functionality across all popular virtualization platforms.”