Kaspersky Security Center

Kaspersky Security Center takes the complexity out of security administration and IT systems management. Fully scalable, the console supports growing businesses with changing security needs, and facilitates comprehensive systems and security management, with easy separation of administrator responsibilities – all from one unified management console which is also available as a web-based console.

Kaspersky Security Center is feature-rich:

  • A powerful administration console, with an additional flexible web-based interface that’s available wherever you are – through any static or mobile device.
  • The ‘single pane of glass’ lets you view and manage security right across your corporate environment – cloud, physical and virtual machines and mobile devices.
  • Easy deployment and security management with ready-to-use unified policies.

Whether you manage several hundred workstations or 100,000, on a centralized or distributed infrastructure or both, Kaspersky Security Center makes it easy to install, configure and manage our comprehensive security technologies. Take the pain out of scaling and activate new tools and features as the security needs of your business evolve.

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  • Automate your IT security, gain a 360° view

    Increased platform, device, software and application diversity makes life difficult for IT security managers. Complexity undermines security, and if you don't have a handle on what you've got, how can you secure it?

    Hardware discovery, software inventory and the timely patching of vulnerabilities are labor-intensive and time-consuming.

    Kaspersky Security Center helps simplify these challenges. Physical, virtual and cloud-based endpoints, mobile devices and embedded systems are all managed from one console, improving efficiency and reducing your TCO.

    • Take control of your assets, reduce costs

      Kaspersky Security Center gives you complete visibility into the hardware and software running on your network. Save on licensing costs by centrally monitoring and provisioning usage rights. Automated device detection, hardware discovery and software inventory reports help optimize resources. With Kaspersky Security Center, it's easy to track and control software licensing and hardware assets.

    • Identify and manage vulnerabilities

      The Vulnerability and Patch Management capabilities managed in Kaspersky Security Center identify possible entry points of malicious programs into your network by detecting vulnerabilities in your applications and operating systems, and blocking them before malware can cause disruption.

      Automated vulnerability assessment is based on real-time cloud intelligence into exploit activities, keeping critical patching up-to-date without impacting on systems or users. With support for 150+ software applications, Kaspersky Security Center's vulnerability monitoring provides comprehensive cover for the most widely used business applications. Once detected, vulnerabilities are prioritized and the most dangerous shut down first.

    • Automate risks mitigation

      Patches are downloaded, distributed and installed automatically whether on a physical, virtual or cloud-based machine. Optimized algorithms for Microsoft updates lower network traffic and require less disk space.

      Monitor patch installation status with reports on the progress and effectiveness of patches for third-party applications.

    Streamline routine tasks

    Kaspersky Security Center contains a wide range of IT systems management features which streamline routine IT tasks for heterogeneous networks.

    Kaspersky Security Center's extendible architecture includes plug-ins for the management of security products for every platform. If a new (or updated) product is released, the corresponding extension can be installed onto Kaspersky Security Center without having to be patched or the console reinstalled. Endpoint software distribution and deployment can be easily carried out with Kaspersky Security Center's client management tools, while centralized management is complemented by role-based access and integrated dashboards, so that each administrator can only access the tools and data relevant to their responsibilities.

    • Easy scalability

      Scale without changing your initial setup. Up to 100,000 physical, virtual and cloud-based endpoints can be managed through a single server installation of Kaspersky Security Center. One distribution point can handle up to 10,000 hosts. Master-slave hierarchies can also be created for multiple servers, where roles and rights applied to the master server are inherited by every slave server, and the master server is fully aware of every host managed by each slave.

    • Protect your data

      Centrally managed encryption capabilities provide an additional layer of security to prevent data loss caused by a malware attack or a lost device. Kaspersky Security Center enables administrators to centrally enable/disable FileVault 2.0 on Mac OS®, mobile device encryption, Kaspersky Encryption and Microsoft BitLocker® on Microsoft® Windows®. It also monitors the status of encrypted devices, reports blocked access to encrypted files and backs up encryption keys onshore to restore forgotten access credentials.

    • Optimize remote support

      Cut response times and increase efficiency with streamlined remote troubleshooting and support capabilities – connecting to client/remote computers managed in Kaspersky Security Center via RDP promotes easy diagnostics and troubleshooting of any software.

    • Seamless deployment to remote offices

      Setting up new workstations in branch offices can be done remotely and automatically. You can also roll out and schedule new applications for automatic installation after-hours. This enables the creation, storage and deployment of system images from a central location – ideal for migration to Microsoft® Windows® 10, for example.

    • Cross-platform mobile device management

      Kaspersky Security Center can manage corporate and employee mobile devices from the same console with the same efficiency. Employees can use their mobile devices safely when working away from the office, without compromising security.

    • Secure mobile working

      Manage threat protection for mobile devices from Kaspersky Security Center and gain full visibility with smart protection-level indicators. Separate corporate and personal data on user devices – including on guest devices – and enforced passwords and/or encryption of corporate data prevent leakage in the event of device theft or loss.

    • Support for employee-owned devices

      BYOD initiative? We provide easy-to-use management wizards in Kaspersky Security Center for the deployment of protection with Over the Air (OTA) provisioning technology, and enrollment consoles (Samsung KNOX).

    • Ease administrator workload with the Self-Service Portal

      In the event of a mobile device being lost or stolen, SIM-Watch, Remote Lock, Wipe and Find can be activated by an administrator or user via the Self-Service Portal immediately, preventing unauthorized access to corporate data.

    Visibility and control

    Kaspersky Security Center's 'single pane of glass' management console makes it easy to manage and secure all your devices – physical, virtual and mobile.

    • A SaaS security management console

      Easily manage core security features remotely with our Kaspersky Security Center Cloud console. It's a cloud-based management server deployed in Azure. There's no need to spend time and resources deploying and maintaining a management server – customers can hand these responsibilities over to Kaspersky and we'll take care of them for you. Security for Windows, Mac and Linux workstations with Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business Select can now be managed directly through the cloud console.

      Main features:

      • Centralized endpoint discovery and deployment
      • Distribution point support
      • Server hierarchy supports migration– e.g. moving the master server to the cloud while retaining the slave server on-premise
      • Migration wizard
      • Supports up to 10,000 nodes, making it suitable for businesses of every size, including enterprises

      Existing management options - the MMC console and the web console - are still available.

    • Enhanced web console for on-premises management

      Advanced tier features management – Kaspersky Vulnerability and Patch Management, Encryption and Remote Desktop Management – is now available via a web console for Kaspersky Enterprise Security for Windows, Kaspersky Enterprise Security for Mac, and Kaspersky Security for Windows Server.

      The newly released Kaspersky Sandbox and Kaspersky EDR Optimum products, as well as the latest version of Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security, are also supported.

    • Ensure system integrity and respond promptly to threats

      Kaspersky Security Center lets you monitor any changes to critically important components of your assets, such as web servers and ATMs, and respond promptly to breaches. . Receive events from the System Integrity Monitor component – this lets you monitor not only the file system of a device (File Integrity Monitoring), but also its registry hives, firewall status and the status of connected hardware.

    • Easy-to-manage security for all devices

      Deployment, configuration and management of security policies for all devices on all platforms is carried out from within the single console, providing better visibility while improving manageability and control.

    • Prevent attacks from public networks

      Untrusted public Wi-Fi networks expose devices – and your corporate network – to attack. By creating a list of trusted networks specifically for employees on the move, you can allow access to trusted Wi-Fi networks, and prohibit other networks, without impacting mobility or productivity.

    • Simplify firewall management

      Configure and manage firewall settings in Linux and Windows operation systems. Kaspersky Security Center lets you enforce your network policy to all endpoints from a single console.

    • Minimize risks and improve employee efficiency

      Define and control what devices and applications can access your network, and how they can execute, to guard against malware. Manage and control which devices, applications and sites employees can access.

    • Plug proven protection into cloud environments instantly

      Native integration between the management console and the Amazon Web Services cloud environment provides full visibility and control over Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Linux and Kaspersky Security for Windows Server instances deployed in the cloud.

      Deploy Kaspersky Security Center on an Amazon EC2 instance to manage protection of your environment, or subscribe to one of the AMIs available at the AWS Marketplace and receive an instance with ready-to-use Kaspersky Security Center. In this case, Kaspersky Security Center is installed on the instance without you having to do anything.

      Other public clouds also can be used in the usual way.

    • Optimized updates and traffic

      A new signature update mechanism reduces the volume of update traffic travelling between your Kaspersky Security Center server and agents by up to 20 times.

      Further volume optimization can be achieved by using a remote endpoint as a distribution point; every distribution point can now also serve as a Kaspersky Security Network proxy in remote environments.

      This lightening of the load on your communications channels means more bandwidth availability for other tasks.

    • Apply audit best practices

      Audit enhancements across all endpoint applications allow administrators to track changes and roll back to previous policies. Compare two policies for a single managed application – after which a report is generated that reflects which policy settings match and which differ. This is particularly useful if, for example, different administrators in their respective offices have created multiple policies for a single managed application, or if a single top-level policy has been inherited by all local offices and modified for each office.

    HOW TO BUY

    Kaspersky Security Center is included in:

  • For the most complete, up-to-date requirements, please refer to Kaspersky Knowledge Base.

    Please note: the data below represents the minimum RAM and CPU requirements for the Administration Server, Administration Console and Network Agent. Please consult the user documentation supplied with the product before deployment for a more detailed description of system requirements, depending on usage.

    Administration Server

    • Hardware requirements

      • CPU with operating frequency of 1 GHz or higher. For a 64-bit operating system, the minimum CPU frequency is 1.4 GHz.
      • RAM: 4 GB.
      • Available disk space: 10 GB. When Vulnerability and Patch Management is used, at least 100 GB of free disk space shall be available.
    • Software requirements

      • Microsoft Windows 7/8/8.1/10
      • Windows Small Business Server 2008/2011
      • Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2008 R2/2012/2016/
      • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2/2012/2012 R2/2016

    Kaspersky Security Center Web Console client

    • Software and hardware requirements

      Use of Kaspersky Security Center 11 Web Console on the client side only requires a web browser (Google Chrome 60 or later). The hardware and software requirements are identical to those for the currently used web browser.

    Network Agent

    The following minimum requirements apply to computers on which Network Agent is installed:

    • Hardware requirements

      • CPU with operating frequency of 1 GHz or higher. For a 64-bit OS, the minimum CPU frequency is 1.4 GHz.
      • RAM: 512 MB.
      • Available disk space: 1 GB.
    • Software requirements

      • Microsoft Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 / POSReady 7 / Standard 7/ 8/ 8.1
      • Microsoft Windows XP SP3/7/8/8.1/10
      • Windows Essential Business Server 2008
      • Windows Small Business Server 2008/2011
      • Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 64-bit.
      • Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2011
      • Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2008 R2/2012/2012 R2/2016/2019
      • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2/2012/2012 R2
      • Debian GNU / Linux 7.x/8.х/9.х
      • Ubuntu Server/Desktop 14.04/16.04/18.04
      • CentOS 6.x/7.0 64-bit.
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6.x/7.x
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server/Desktop 12
      • OS X 10.10 – 10.14

    Version requirements for subscription

    This application is available as part of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business and can be purchased on subscription, with flexible monthly licensing. Please check with your local partner about system requirements and subscription options in your country here.

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