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Kaspersky Virtualization Security

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Threat Environment

The vast majority of cyberattacks that affect physical machines can also attack virtual machines (VMs). In fact, virtualisation can actually increase your levels of security risk. While virtualisation can improve IT agility and efficiency, it also adds more layers of technology. Maintaining full visibility for each layer– and how they interact – can be difficult. More layers generally means more ‘attack surfaces’, increasing the ways in which cybercriminals can attack your business.

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Virtualised Does Not Mean Secure

A single infected VM or file can take your entire data centre offline. So don’t let VMs become the weakest link in your corporate security. Virtual servers and VDI, including VMs powered off then brought back online, must all be protected just as efficiently as their physical counterparts. And if every virtualised object in your software-defined data centre is to be properly secured, traditional security solutions are a ‘no go’.

What We Offer

Kaspersky Security for Virtualization provides a single solution to secure both virtual servers and VDI. Because it supports all the most commonly used platforms – including VMware vSphere with NSX, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V and KVM – Kaspersky Security for Virtualization is ideal for hybrid software-defined data centres. Based on our award-winning anti-malware engine, the solution exploits the technological advantages that virtualisation offers, delivering powerful security with optimum speed and efficiency, without taking up valuable space on virtual machines.

  • Agentless

    Anti-malware and network IDS/IPS protection with no agent on VMs. Seamless operation with VMware NSX platform via native API allows for automated deployment, security policies and tags integration capabilities, as well as full infrastructure scanning. So your virtual infrastructure and security work as one.

  • Light Agent

    A powerful but lightweight security agent supports most server virtualisation platforms and integrates with industry leading VDI platforms such as Citrix XenDesktop and VMware Horizon. The Light Agent significantly boosts protection but preserves the performance of each protected VM.

  • Single Console

    A unified management console allows the whole security layer – not just virtual infrastructure but storage, physical endpoint security, and other Kaspersky Lab security solutions – to be managed together through a single pane of glass.

How Your Business Benefits

Cyberthreats Can Become a Thing of the Past

Based on the most highly awarded security engine in the business, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization helps fight the most advanced threats and vulnerabilities, right across your entire virtualised IT landscape. Our security solution was engineered specifically to exploit the technological advantages that virtualisation platforms offer, delivering powerful security with optimum speed and resource efficiency.

Engineered and Optimised for VMware NSX

Native integration of our agentless solution with the VMware NSX platform means your virtual infrastructure has just became even more efficient and profitable. From now on, your VMware vSphere with NSX infrastructure and its security layers work in harmony, bringing new levels of automation and policy driven security. With Kaspersky Security for Virtualization Agentless, protection of every single VM happens instantly and automatically, with no impact on systems productivity.

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Ultimate Flexibility for Hybrid Environments

If you virtualised data centre is fast-growing and heterogeneous, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization Light Agent is right for you. Its patented technologies and unique architecture provide even greater server security capabilities on all major platforms, including Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V and KVM as well as VMware vSphere. Retaining full systems efficiency, however, remains paramount.

Maximise Density and Security for Desktop Virtualisation (VDI)

Kaspersky Security for Virtualization Light Agent is ideal for Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI), delivering the most advanced security capabilities to the individual machine. With the lightweight security agent integrated into the VDI template, you can enable resource-efficient multi-layered protection from the most advanced threats (e.g. ransomware) on every single VM, with no adverse effect on end user experience. No need to keep rebuilding - security operations are off-loaded onto one or more dedicated security appliances.

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Premium Support and Professional Services

Professional help is available whenever you need it. Operating in more than 200 countries, from 34 offices worldwide, we have you covered 24/7/365. Take advantage of our Maintenance Service Agreement (MSA) support packages, or call on our Professional Services to ensure that you derive maximum benefit from your Kaspersky Lab security installation.

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