‘Virtualization aware’ security boosts your return on investment (ROI)
Because Kaspersky Security for Virtualization has been developed specifically for virtual machine security, it helps businesses to achieve higher virtualization density and higher performance – for improved return on investment.
Virtual machine security that places less load on your computing resources
Instead of having to install a full security agent on every virtual machine, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization offers a more efficient way to protect your virtualized environments – so you place less load on your processors, memory, storage and I/O:
Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix Xen environments are secured by a single virtual appliance on each virtual host and only very small agents installed on each virtual machine
VMware environments are secured by an agentless security solution – so just one instance of the security software protects every virtual machine that’s running on a virtual host
Award-winning anti-malware delivers superior security for your systems
Kaspersky Lab’s latest anti-malware engine combines signature-based, proactive and cloud-assisted technologies, to deliver superior detection rates – including protection against zero-day threats.
Additional layers of security protect your network and disinfect malware
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization provides network-level protection for virtual traffic and includes powerful remediation capabilities to disinfect malware infections.
Easy-to-use, central management console saves time for your IT team
A single, unified administration console lets your IT team centrally manage the security of all your virtual machines – plus other Kaspersky security applications you’re running on physical infrastructure and mobile devices. By making it easier for your team to manage hybrid environments – that combine virtual, physical and mobile platforms – Kaspersky helps you to roll out virtualization projects at the pace that suits your business.
Flexible licensing helps you control costs
Kaspersky gives you a choice of ‘per machine’ or ‘per core’ licensing options – so you can choose the most cost-effective licensing model for your business or large-scale data centre.
Many of the traditional, agent-based anti-malware products are not well suited to virtualized environments. Virtualization is all about maximizing the utilization rates for the IT infrastructure - in order to maximize return on investment. However, many agent-based anti-malware products require the antivirus software and signature database to be installed on every virtual machine… which partly defeats the object of virtualization.
Kaspersky’s award-winning anti-malware engine provides automatic, real-time protection for every active virtual machine – on-access and on-demand.
The cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) can identify new threats in as little as 0.02 seconds.
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization includes special technologies to protect network traffic on your hypervisor.
For typical environments, many files may be duplicated across multiple virtual machines. Whereas some security products will scan every instance of a file, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization includes a Shared Cache feature that means each file is scanned only once – and the verdict of the scan is stored, in order to eliminate the need to scan the same file on other virtual machines running on the same virtual host.
Central management console
Kaspersky Security Center gives administrators a ‘single-pane-of-glass’ view of all devices that are being protected by Kaspersky technologies – including virtual, physical and mobile devices.
Flexible security and management tools
Different security settings can easily be applied to different groups of virtual machines. For example, you may choose to exclude scanning functions if they are not relevant to a particular application – so computing performance is not affected by unnecessary processes.
Applications inside Kaspersky Security for Virtualization: