Antivirus Protection & Internet Security Software
06 Oct 2011Product news
Kaspersky Lab announces the release of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows and Kaspersky Security Center. The new endpoint protection solution and comprehensive management console are designed to keep businesses ahead of emerging threats with intelligent security solutions from the leading anti-malware experts at Kaspersky Lab.
“With this new release we deliver a comprehensive Endpoint Protection Platform that consists of seamlessly integrated security modules. We have merged real-time, cloud-assisted protection with intelligent proactive endpoint protection, and have created a compelling security center that will help companies of all sizes protect themselves against emerging IT threats, including targeted attacks, and thus improve their productivity,” said Petr Merkulov, Chief Product Officer of Kaspersky Lab.
Deep anti-malware protection, based on Kaspersky Lab’s strong expertise and balanced global footprint, is supplemented with a broad set of IT security features, including Application Control, Web Filtering, and Device Control. Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows integrates with a cloud-based security intelligence system, which provides real-time updates for new and unknown threats and support for application whitelisting.
The efficiency of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows has been proven in the first independent testing, conducted by AV-Test.org, the reputable German independent research center. A total of seven corporate security solutions from different vendors were evaluated in the testing, and Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows was awarded the highest number of points. Specifically, Kaspersky Lab’s corporate solution successfully detected 100% of widespread malware samples, blocked all zero-day malware attacks, and returned the best result in the detection and removal of active malware from an infected machine. Detailed results of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows in the independent testing can be found at AV-Test.org.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows is managed by a newly designed Kaspersky Security Center, which succeeds the Kaspersky Administration Kit. This new management console presents many new features for comprehensive control and manageability, supports physical as well as virtual environments, and is scalable to fit the needs growing businesses.
According to a recent Kaspersky Lab survey, in the past 12 months at least one IT Security incident was experienced by 91% of the companies surveyed. Almost a third of company representatives questioned admitted that they had incurred sensitive data loss as a result of malware infection.
Though malware attacks are the most common type of business security threat, only 70% of the companies surveyed have fully implemented anti-malware protection; 3% have no anti-malware protection at all.
The list of the most immediate current threats also includes potentially dangerous software vulnerabilities, network attacks (including targeted and DDos attacks), phishing, and spam. Large companies in developing markets are those most frequently targeted by cyber criminals.
Besides protection from malware, most companies also actively use client firewalls as well as tools for vulnerability checks and updating software. But for protection of corporate infrastructure to be fully effective a security policy covering all endpoint devices needs to be enforced too. Control over programs used, network activity, and external devices can reduce the risk of unauthorized access to sensitive data and thus prevent possible financial losses.
Further reading: the whitepaper on Typical IT Security Mistakes in the Corporate Environment.
The new versions of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows and Kaspersky Security Center provide intelligent protection by seamlessly harnessing new and improved features. The most notable among them are:
For more details read the Kaspersky Security Network whitepaper.
For more details read the Application Control and Whitelisting whitepaper.
For more details read the Endpoint Control whitepaper.
For more details read the Virtualization Enhancements whitepaper.
“Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows is a key addition to our comprehensive security suite, which helps businesses to be ready for the next challenge in IT security. It combines efficient anti-malware protection with a broadened feature set, designed to build stronger corporate security policy and control the attack surface. Our new products offer near real-time hybrid protection by tightly integrating signature-based, proactive, and cloud-assisted detection technologies.”
“One of the major benefits of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows is comprehensive Application Control and Whitelisting functionality. It is backed by the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network with a superior categorized database of legitimate applications. It also offers a flexible and efficient Default Deny scenario, under which the startup of all applications on endpoint PCs is blocked, except for those listed in the cloud-assisted and local Whitelisting databases. Unlike the widespread Default Allow mode, this method radically enhances corporate IT security, saves IT resources and at the same time is convenient for employees.”
Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows and Kaspersky Security Center are included in Kaspersky Open Space Security, a corporate IT security platform developed by Kaspersky Lab. Please contact a Kaspersky Lab representative to check the products’ availability and prices.
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