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Kaspersky Virtualization Security supports VMware vShield Endpoint as research reveals holes in virtual environment security
October 19, 2011 – Woburn, MA - Today at VMworld® 2011 Europe, Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions will showcase its prototype security product for virtual environments: Kaspersky Virtualization Security for VMware vShield™. The new solution will provide comprehensive anti-malware protection for virtual machines without negatively impacting host consolidation ratios.
Recent analyst research* suggests that while up to half of IT organizations will have installed virtual servers within the next 12 months, less than a fifth will have done anything about their security. With 70,000 new malware samples identified every day by Kaspersky Lab security experts, introducing virtual IT infrastructures without adequate security stand to open up significant new vulnerabilities, leaving businesses exposed to damage and valuable data loss.
The partnership of Kaspersky Lab’s anti-malware expertise and VMware vShield Endpoint™ will help to address these risks, bringing significant benefits to Kaspersky Lab customers that use VMware technology.
VMware vShield Endpoint streamlines and accelerates anti-virus and anti-malware processing. It improves performance and enables comprehensive security by eliminating the need for agents in every virtual machine. In addition, the solution optimizes resource utilization by offloading anti-virus processing to a single security virtual machine, delivered by Kaspersky Lab.
Nikolay Grebennikov, Chief Technology Officer
“Unveiling the Kaspersky Virtualization Security for VMware vShield prototype for virtualization at VMworld 2011 Europe will enable customers to securely maintain state-of-the-art, multi-layered anti-malware strategies across virtual environments and heterogeneous IT infrastructures, with a level of performance and Total Cost of Protection that truly meets their business needs. We very much look forward to comments and feedback from the IT professionals on our specific approach to securing their virtualized environments.
Parag Patel, Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances
“As a leading provider of high-performance endpoint security solutions, VMware is committed to working closely with Kaspersky to protect the rapidly growing number of virtualized environments. We are collaborating with Kaspersky Lab to deliver an integrated solution to secure and enhance the performance and protection of our mutual clients.”
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky 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 in-depth computer defense for more than 300 million systems around the globe, including home and mobile users, small and medium sized businesses and large enterprises. Kaspersky Lab technology is also incorporated inside the products and services of nearly 100 industry-leading IT, networking, communications and applications solution vendors. For further information about the company, please visit http://www.kaspersky.com/. For the latest in-depth information on security threat issues and trends, please visit http://www.securelist.com/.
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