May 22, 2013

Kaspersky Lab Previews New Kaspersky Security for Virtualization-Light Agent at Citrix Synergy 2013

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.

Nikolay 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

* 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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