New Wave of Business Security Products Ushers in The Kaspersky Anti-Malware Protection System
Woburn, Mass. –
October 26, 2010 – Today
Kaspersky Lab introduced the Kaspersky Anti-Malware Protection System, a full
range of tightly integrated end-to-end protection solutions, ensuring unified
protection across the entire network.
The system is built to work seamlessly together – from endpoint and
mobile device protection to file server, mail server, network storage and
gateway protection – providing flexible centralized management, immediate
threat visibility to all corners of the enterprise and a level of
responsiveness not seen in other anti-malware approaches.
The line-up includes eight new and newly refreshed products
supporting the latest versions of operating systems and applications popular
among business customers, along with support for virtualization and
hierarchical data storage. At the core of the system is Kaspersky’s enhanced
centralized management system, offering convenient automated deployment,
efficient monitoring, seamless updating, and simplified multi-platform
management, maintenance and reporting.
The combination of award-winning security technology, high
performance, scalability, compatibility with a wide variety of platforms, fault
tolerance, ease of operation and cost effectiveness makes this new line an
optimal choice, regardless of company size.
With more than
300 million malware infection attempts in just the first quarter of 2010 (Source: Kaspersky Lab - Information Security Threats in the First
Quarter of 2010), businesses of
all sizes are challenged to deal with this rapidly escalating threat landscape.
This challenge is only complicated by increasingly decentralized and
ever-expanding computing environments.
Plus, many companies lack the resources to effectively cope with the
difficulties of securing their computing infrastructure, and can ill-afford the
potential damage and exposure that comes from poor protection.
For small and
medium sized businesses, the Kaspersky Anti-Malware System offers world-class
anti-malware protection that requires minimal in-house resources. For the larger
enterprise organizations, Kaspersky Lab delivers solid anti-malware protection
for the multi-platform IT infrastructures that have become the new standard for
modern businesses. By offering an
integrated, end-to-end platform, the Kaspersky Anti-Malware System delivers
manageability and interoperability, while minimizing loads on network resources
and critical applications. Combine this
with the company’s world-class support based in the Americas, Kaspersky is
driving down the total cost of protection beneficial to the bottom line of
businesses of any size.
With great pride,
the Kaspersky Lab team of more than 850 expert researchers and engineers is
pleased to introduce the latest technological anti-malware protection
innovations from our Lab – Server and
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows
Servers Enterprise Edition protects data on
servers running under the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems
(including x64 versions)
from all types of malicious programs.
The updated product performs scans 5 to 7 times faster than the previous
version. The product is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2,
VMware virtualization systems and other popular third-party
solutions for corporate customers. This product protects Microsoft
Terminal and Citrix XenApp servers (formerly Presentation Server), which is
important for many business customers. Another version will be
separately available with EMC Celerra support.
In Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux File Server
8.0, the settings that control the exclusion of objects from scanning offer
greater flexibility, resulting in higher performance and better compatibility
with various applications. The new Kaspersky Web Management console provides
remote management of antivirus protection via a web interface. It is now
possible to set the precise time that antivirus scans start and finish,
scheduling scans, for example, during periods of minimum server loads. This
updated product now provides support for such platforms as Novell Open
Enterprise Server 2, the latest version of FreeBSD and the popular Samba
server, as well as new 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, open
SUSE, Debian GNU and Ubuntu.
Kaspersky Security 8.0 for Microsoft
Exchange Servers 2007/2010 provides
exceptional malware and email spam detection. It includes a fourth generation
anti-spam engine, which implements Kaspersky’s latest cutting-edge
technologies. Unwanted mail detection rates reach 99%, while false-positive
rates are kept to an absolute minimum. The product has the capability to treat
infected archives and is controlled via the Microsoft Management Console (MMC).
Anti-Virus 8.0 for Lotus Domino includes a
significantly improved administration system: multiple servers can be
configured instantly, based on one pre-defined template. The solution is
managed via a fully functional web interface that is supported by all the
popular web browsers. The anti-virus application can also be managed via Lotus
Notes Client and Domino consoles. The product supports all the latest versions
of IBM Lotus Domino on Windows and Linux server platforms and also the VMware virtualization
Anti-Virus 8.0 for Microsoft ISA Server and Forefront TMG Standard Editionprovides centralized filtering of web
traffic. In addition to incoming web traffic scanning, the application scans
outgoing traffic of published servers and VPN connections. The product’s
flexible settings include load management for protected servers, while its
optimized architecture improves its level of fault tolerance. The application
supports new platforms, including Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway
2010 and Windows 2008 R2, as well as the VMware virtualization system.
Endpoint Security 8 for Linux, built with the
latest Kaspersky anti-virus engine for Linux workstations, provides excellent
protection from all types of threats, targeting not only Linux, but Windows and
Mac operating systems as well. A new, easy-to-use graphical user interface is
adapted for both KDE and GNOME desktop environments. Traditional
signature-based detection is complemented by Kaspersky’s highly advanced
heuristic protection technologies to combat new malware.
Endpoint Security 8 for Mac, protecting Мас
OS X from all types of computer threats, is centrally managed by Kaspersky’s
management console. The solution handles threats that target not only the Mac
OS, but Windows and Linux as well.
Endpoint Security 8 for Smartphone - In today’s world, successful business is
impossible without mobile devices that allow employees to work remotely and
without delays. Smartphones are increasingly used to access confidential data,
making security requirements for such devices more stringent than ever. Now
Kaspersky Lab offers reliable protection against unauthorized access and data
leaks in the event that a device is lost or stolen; it also combats malware and
blocks unwanted calls and messages. The product now supports the BlackBerry
platform and the latest versions of SymbOS 9.x and Windows Mobile. Kaspersky
Endpoint Security 8 for Smartphone also offers other unique features, such as
ensuring that the smartphone owner’s personal contacts remain private. The
solution can now be managed via Kaspersky’s management console as well as
Microsoft Mobile Device Manager and Sybase Afaria.
The updated corporate products and solutions line has flexible
configuration settings – system administrators can configure in-depth scanning
of certain objects at their discretion and choose the right balance between
scanning depth and speed. The Kaspersky management console is used to set
policies and organize and monitor protection of the corporate IT
infrastructure, providing excellent levels of reporting and problem resolution.
Security updates only need to be downloaded once to a selected server and can
be propagated from there to the rest of the infrastructure, whether simple or
highly complex, helping achieve significant Internet traffic savings.
can be performed and updates downloaded in accordance with an optimized
schedule, e.g., during periods of minimum load. Default settings will suit most
companies, allowing them to deploy and use protection without additional time
and labor expenditure. Product interfaces have been simplified and optimized.
They are user-friendly and provide access to all the necessary information.
The power of the
Kaspersky Anti-Malware Protection System comes not only from our core
anti-virus technology, but also from our in-house development and design. The result is security solutions that are
built by the same team of experts, not cobbled together through acquisitions. This produces meaningful benefits for system
administrators and security managers, including system-wide visibility into
server loads and malware incidents, the ability to customize automated security
responses at every point across a network, and elimination of the burden of
manually creating and distributing reports to management. The unrivaled level of integration across
this system lets IT departments accomplish more with less, all while keeping
end-user productivity unhindered and providing best-in-class protection from
Steve Orenberg, President Kaspersky Lab Americas “Given the
increased volume and new dangers of malware, it is critical that anti-malware
solutions are no longer treated as a commodity; on the contrary, companies
of all sizes need to carefully rationalize their anti-malware strategy across
their entire IT infrastructure, using consistent levels of world-class
protection on all points that are at risk. Kaspersky Lab fully supports such
strategies with its new wide range of products for full protection in heterogeneous
infrastructures, with a key focus on ease of management, maximum user
productivity and lowest possible Total Cost of Protection.”
About Kaspersky Lab
Lab is the world's largest privately-held Internet Security company, providing
comprehensive protection against all forms of IT threats such as viruses,
spyware, hackers and spam. The company's products provide comprehensive malware
defense at work, at home and on the road for home and mobile users, small and
medium-sized businesses and large enterprises. Kaspersky protects more than 300
million systems around the globe. Our technology is also incorporated into
the products and services of approximately 100 of the world's leading IT,
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