Press Release

Kaspersky Lab Bolsters Linux Mail Server Protection with Real-Time Threat Data and New Management Features

Woburn, MA – March 18, 2014 – Kaspersky Lab has announced that its latest Maintenance Pack (MP1) for Kaspersky Security for Linux Mail Server is now publicly available for installation. The suite, which already demonstrates outstanding test results in independent testing, now includes new analysis capabilities to expand the efficiency of the solution, and enhancements to the management features.   

Real-Time Protection and Notifications
The newly-enhanced Kaspersky Security for Linux Mail Server now features full integration with the Kaspersky Security Network, which processes threat intelligence delivered by users of Kaspersky Lab security products from all around the world. The Maintenance Pack provides improved detection of spam and phishing attacks, flagging malicious phishing links in emails that passed through the spam filter. Another new mail-filtering setting allows administrators to block or limit mass mailings from legitimate (non-spam) sources, resulting in lower network traffic and fewer distractions for employees. 

Most notably, Kaspersky Security for Linux Mail Server now features new URL analysis techniques that analyze links within email messages and determine if they would direct the user to a malicious website. This is particularly useful in cases where legitimate websites have been recently compromised and infecting visitors with malware. The new Kaspersky Lab technology will automatically scan the seemingly harmless link and discover the infection attempt waiting on the other end, then block the link from being delivered to users.

These new technologies add to Kaspersky Security for Linux Mail Server’s already impressive array of security tools, including the company’s advanced ZETA Shield technology, which is designed to defeat malware that exploits flaws in other software, a technique commonly used in targeted attacks. Zeta Shield works by scanning data streams – such as attachments contained within in-bound emails – for certain pieces of code that are commonly used by attackers attempting to exploit software flaws. By looking for these separate pieces and using different scanning techniques based on the characteristics of the object, ZETA Shield technology isn’t fooled by malware hidden within an otherwise legitimate-looking file, and can successfully block newly-created exploits before they have been discovered. Also, by focusing its scanning efforts on detecting smaller pieces of code, ZETA Shield is able to process an enormous amount of data in a short time, causing minimal delay to an enterprise-level email delivery network. 

The Business of Managing Email
Kaspersky Security for Linux Mail Server is also now easier for network administrators to manage. For the first time ever, Kaspersky Security for Linux Mail Server is now visible from the Kaspersky Security Center, the central administration console that gives administrators visibility into Kaspersky Lab’s technology across the network. With the inclusion of Kaspersky Linux Mail Server into this console, administrators can now monitor security of mail server clusters, manage licensing, and view notifications of problems without having to open a separate console. Kaspersky Lab will continue to offer the web-management interface and command line controls for performing advanced functions and for customers who prefer their familiar method of managing the solution.

Useful links
More information about Kaspersky Security for Linux Mail Server
Zero-day, Exploits and Targeted Attacks Shield (ZETA Shield) technology whitepaper

Examples of real-world ZETA Shield success: 
Another 0-Day for Microsoft Office;
Military Hardware and Men’s Health;
Reminder-Be Careful Opening Invoices on the 21st of March

About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 16-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

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* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2012. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2013–2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares (IDC #242618, August 2013). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2012.