April 7, 2016

Kaspersky Lab Secures KVM Virtual Environments with New Version of Kaspersky Security for Virtualization

Kaspersky Lab Secures KVM Virtual Environments with New Version of Kaspersky Security for Virtualization

Woburn, MA – April 7, 2016 -Kaspersky Security for Virtualization now protects virtual environments based on KVM – the fourth virtualization infrastructure supported by the product in addition to VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix Xen.

Kaspersky Lab data shows that most companies have shifted network load to virtual environments in one way or another. Meanwhile, businesses are increasingly opting for virtual environments developed on the basis of open source code. The main element of these solutions is the KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) hypervisor.

Now KVM users can experience the benefits of Kaspersky Security for Virtualization. The solution is quick and easy to deploy without the need to restart the virtual machine or hypervisor during the installation process, and provides maximum protection for virtual infrastructure without affecting its performance.

A key component of the security solution is its light agent technology offering significant advantages over traditional protection. Under this model the most resource-intensive operations are performed by the dedicated virtual security device, which also hosts the regularly updated anti-virus databases. A special module (light agent) is deployed on each virtual machine. This agent provides maximum protection without slowing down the virtual infrastructure performance, while the Shared Cache technology prevents repeat checking of identical files on different virtual machines.

Unlike other security solutions for virtual environments, the Kaspersky Lab product allows central management of virtual, physical and mobile devices – by using a single console, Kaspersky Security Center controls policies, updates and other IT security tasks. This results in simplified management and increased transparency of administration.

"Companies are demonstrating a more thoughtful approach to IT budgeting when it comes to the creation of virtual and cloud environments. We follow the trends in business and take them into consideration when developing and updating our products to make them available to as many companies as possible. In the latest update to Kaspersky Security for Virtualization we have extended our advanced technologies that combat the most sophisticated cyberthreats to yet another very popular platform," said Alexander Onishchenko, Product Manager at Kaspersky Lab.

The peculiarities of virtual IT infrastructure were taken into account during the development of Kaspersky Security for Virtualization. The solution provides virtual servers, workstations and data centers with a high level of protection against malware, including zero-day threats, while making efficient use of virtual machine resources without impacting on their performance.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is one of the world’s fastest-growing cybersecurity companies and the largest that is privately-owned. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users (IDC, 2014). Since 1997 Kaspersky Lab has been an innovator in cybersecurity and provides effective digital security solutions and threat intelligence for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab is an international company, operating in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe. Over 400 mln. users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

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