On 30 January 2013 Kaspersky Lab announces the commercial release of Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 2.0, version 18.104.22.168.
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 2.0 is an integrated solution that protects virtual machines on a VMware ESXi host against viruses and other computer security threats (hereinafter "viruses and other threats") and work work attacks.
Application components are integrated into the VMware virtual infrastructure using VMware vShield Endpoint technology and Network Packet Filtering technology from VMware Network Extensibility (NetX). Integration by means of VMware vShield Endpoint and Network Packet Filtering technologies helps to protect virtual machines without the need to install additional anti-virus software on guest operating systems.
Kaspersky Security protects virtual machines with Windows guest operating systems, including server operating systems.
Detailed description of Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 2.0
Kaspersky Security includes the following components:
The application protects the file system of the guest operating system of a virtual machine (hereinafter also referred to as "virtual machine files"). The application scans all files opened or closed by the user or a different program on a virtual machine for viruses and other threats.
If the file is free from viruses and other threats, Kaspersky Security grants access to the file.
If a file is found to contain viruses or other threats, Kaspersky Security performs the action that is specified in its settings; for example, it deletes or blocks the file.
Kaspersky Security sends information about all events occurring during the protection of virtual machines to the Administration Server of Kaspersky Security Center.
The application scans virtual machine files for viruses and other threats. Virtual machine files must be scanned regularly with new anti-virus databases to prevent the spread of malicious objects. You can perform an on-demand scan or specify a scan schedule. Kaspersky Security sends information about all events occurring during scan tasks to the Administration Server of Kaspersky Security Center.
- Network Attack Blocker
The application scans the network traffic of virtual machines for activity typical of network attacks. On detecting an attempted network attack targeting a virtual machine, Kaspersky Security can block the IP address from which the network attack originated. Kaspersky Security sends information about all events occurring during the protection of virtual machines against network threats to the Administration Server of Kaspersky Security Center.
- Storing backup copies of files
The application allows storing backup copies of files that have been deleted or modified during disinfection. Backup copies of files are stored in Backup in a special format and pose no danger. If the disinfected file contains information that becomes fully or partially unavailable after disinfection, you can save the file from its backup copy to the computer on which the Administration Console of Kaspersky Security Center is installed.
- Anti-virus database updates
Anti-virus database updates. The application downloads updated anti-virus databases. Updates keep the virtual machine protected against new viruses and other threats at all times. You can run anti-virus database updates manually or specify an update schedule for anti-virus databases.
Kaspersky Security is administered by Kaspersky Security Center, which provides centralized administration of Kaspersky Lab applications.
Using Kaspersky Security Center 10, you can:
- install the application on a VMware virtual infrastructure;
- configure the application settings;
- administer the application;
- manage the protection of virtual machines;
- manage scan tasks;
- manage the application keys;
- update anti-virus databases of the application;
- handle copies of files in Backup;
- generate application event reports;
- delete the application from VMware.
Due to co-working issues of Kaspersky Security and VMware vShield Manager, Kaspersky Security may need additional configuration.
Detailed instructions on how to work with the application via Kaspersky Security Center 10