Kaspersky Lab Previews New Kaspersky Security for Virtualization-Light Agent at Citrix Synergy 2013
New Solution Optimized for Citrix XenServer and XenDesktop Simplifies
Security Management Across Virtual and Physical Endpoints
Woburn, MA –May 22, 2013 – Kaspersky Lab is previewing its new solution – Kaspersky Security for Virtualization-Light
Agent – this week at Citrix Synergy™ 2013 in Los Angeles. This forthcoming virtualization
security offering is optimized specifically for Citrix XenServer® and Citrix XenDesktop®, and reduces the consumption of
system resources by offloading security functions to the hypervisor layer. Kaspersky
Security for Virtualization-Light Agent will include Kaspersky’s cloud assisted
anti-virus together with firewall, host-intrusion prevention systems (HIPS),
and granular controls for applications, devices, and web administration.
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization-Light Agent is
designed to increase the operational efficiency of virtual infrastructures by
eliminating the resource impacts associated with running traditional
agent-based solutions on each virtual machine. Scanning and associated security
functions are coordinated via a single, centralized security virtual machine
deployed per physical host.
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization-Light Agent
was built in-house by Kaspersky Lab, by the same team of experts that has built
the company’s entire business-to-business software portfolio. That means this new virtual technology is
fully integrated – not just “compatible” – with Kaspersky Endpoint Security for
Business, the company’s flagship corporate solution. With Kaspersky Lab, a
company’s security for physical machines, virtual environments, and mobile
devices are all managed from the same “pane of glass,” which gives businesses the
same centralized deployment, management and reporting capabilities typically used
by enterprise IT departments to manage modern security challenges.
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization- Light Agent adds
to the company’s portfolio of agentless antimalware and network security software. Kaspersky Lab is showing the first public
preview of the new solution at Booth #302 at Citrix Synergy at the Anaheim
Convention Center in Los Angeles, from May 22-24th. Kaspersky Security for Virtualization-Light
Agent is scheduled for public availability in autumn of 2013.
Grebennikov, Chief Technology Officer Kaspersky
Lab “Over the last several years,
we’ve watched the demand for virtualization grow worldwide, and cybercriminals
will always follow the money by exploiting the latest technologies. Kaspersky Lab anticipated this demand and
produced a virtualization security product that not only beat many leading
vendors to market, but also delivers smoother performance and easier installation.”
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 15-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.
* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint
Security Revenue by Vendor, 2011. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide
Endpoint Security 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares (IDC #235930, July
2012). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of
endpoint security solutions in 2011.
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