Kaspersky Security Center

Does your IT team have to cope with having to run a variety of different, incompatible consoles – just to control essential IT security solutions, mobile device security and systems management tools? Kaspersky Security Center gives you a single, unified management console that makes it easier for your IT personnel to monitor and control your Kaspersky Lab security, mobile device management (MDM) and systems management technologies.

 

Easier Security, MDM and Systems Management – for Lower Costs & Higher Efficiency

Designed to simplify a wide range of systems administration and security tasks, Kaspersky Security Center makes it easy to configure, run and manage your systems – and the security for your IT and mobile devices – across a complex environment. With the convenience of one unified management console, Kaspersky Security Center gives you greater visibility of every endpoint on your corporate network, a simple interface into almost all Kaspersky security, MDM and systems management features – plus granular control over your users’ activities, including usage of applications, devices and the Internet.

Intuitive interface

Designed for speed and ease of use, Kaspersky Security Center includes clear dashboards that convey key information at a glance.

Easy installation of security

With wizard-driven tools, Kaspersky Security Center makes it quicker and easier to install, configure and update Kaspersky security applications across your IT estate.

Simplified access – from almost anywhere

Kaspersky Security Center also includes a convenient Web Console – so you can monitor your corporate network’s security, from any Internet-enabled machine.

Flexible, detailed reports

A wide variety of customisable reports – about security status and performance – can be generated on demand.

Supports today’s complex corporate IT environments

Kaspersky Security Center runs on Windows but simplifies the management of a wide variety of platforms – including desktops and servers that run Windows or Linux operating systems, plus mobile devices running Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and Symbian.

Endpoint Security Management

Kaspersky Security Center makes it easy and quick to install, configure and manage Kaspersky’s wide range of endpoint security technologies. Now it’s simple to manage your protection against the latest malware threats, eliminate key security risks and reduce the total cost of IT security.

Multi-layer defences – including anti-malware and firewall

With Kaspersky Security Center, you get flexible control over Kaspersky’s protection technologies:

  • Set up and manage security policies across a range of platforms – including Windows, Linux and Mac
  • Configure and manage Kaspersky’s firewall and Host-based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS)
  • Configure security for groups of servers, workstations or individual devices
  • Run virus scans – on demand or in accordance with your own schedule
  • Process objects that have been placed in quarantine
  • Manage cloud-assisted protection – from the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network (KSN)
  • Manage updates of the antivirus databases

Powerful controls – Application Control, Device Control and Web Control

Because Kaspersky Security Center gives you centralised management of a range of controls – for both individual users and specified groups – it’s easy to deliver additional layers of security, without significantly adding to the load on IT administrators:

  • Application Control: Define your Application Control policies – to prevent undesirable programs from running on your corporate network
  • Device Control: Manage access privileges for any devices that users attach to the corporate network – according to the type of device, the bus or the device’s individual serial number
  • Web Control: Monitor and control web access and privileges – including segmentation of user groups

Security for file servers

Because a single infected file within your shared file storage could be enough to affect every computer on your network, Kaspersky Security Center offers a convenient way to configure and manage all of the security functionality that’s included in Kaspersky Security for File Server:

  • Set up and manage anti-malware protection for:
    • Windows servers
    • Linux file servers

Data encryption

Some encryption products have gained a reputation for being difficult to deploy – and for requiring a separate management console. However, you can manage all of Kaspersky’s encryption technologies from the same Kaspersky Security Center console that you use to manage other Kaspersky security and systems management applications. Kaspersky Security Center:

  • Enables central management of all encryption settings and policies – for data encryption on:
    • Hard disks – file / folder encryption or full disk encryption
    • Removable storage devices – file / folder or full disk encryption
  • Lets you set up encryption and several other security technologies – including anti-malware, application control, device control and other endpoint security settings – within a single policy

Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Virtually all businesses are seeing benefits from enabling mobile access to corporate systems and data. Kaspersky Security Center simplifies the management of Kaspersky’s rigorous mobile security technologies – to help you protect your business systems and roll out a secure Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative.

Granular management of mobile security

Kaspersky Security Center gives you flexible, granular control over mobile security:

  • Preconfigure and customise mobile security software for a wide range of mobile platforms
  • Manage Over the Air (OTA) distribution of mobile security software and other applications – using SMS or email – or distribute the required software via the user’s PC
  • Control or deny access to corporate resources
  • Configure MDM settings through Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Apple MDM and Samsung SAFE

Anti-malware for mobile devices

Kaspersky’s anti-malware technologies deliver powerful, multi-layer security for a wide range of mobile devices – and Kaspersky Security Center gives you easy, flexible control over all major anti-malware functions:

  • Scan for malware – on demand or to your own schedule – and distribute updates OTA, to protect mobile devices against mobile malware and other mobile threats
  • Configure anti-spam – to filter out spam calls & texts and protect against phishing attacks

Controls for mobile devices

In addition to giving you control over the applications that are able to run on your users’ mobile devices – and the websites they’re able to visit – Kaspersky Security Center also gives you configurable controls for dealing with jailbreaking / rooting incidents:

  • Application Control Kaspersky Security Center makes it easy to manage which applications are allowed to run on any of the mobile devices that are permitted access to your corporate systems and data. You can implement a Default Allow policy – so that only blacklisted applications are blocked from running – or implement a Default Deny policy that only allows whitelisted applications to launch.
  • Web Control Kaspersky Security Center allows you to block malicious websites and also control access to sites that don’t conform with your corporate security or usage policies – such as gambling, social networking, retailing, recruitment and adult websites, plus proxy servers.
  • Rooting / Jailbreaking When users jailbreak or root a mobile device, this can compromise corporate security. Kaspersky’s MDM features detect rooting / jailbreak incidents and report them to you – so you can automatically block access to containers and either delete corporate data or wipe all data on the device.

Data encryption on mobile devices

In addition to providing an easy interface for managing data encryption within your IT infrastructure, Kaspersky Security Center gives you a convenient way to enforce the use of the encryption technologies on users’ mobile devices.

Containerisation

Kaspersky Security Center helps you to manage how corporate data is stored within BYOD mobiles:

  • Set up containers – that store corporate data and separate your sensitive business information from the user’s personal data
  • Manage data encryption within the container
  • Define and manage data access restrictions
  • Selectively wipe corporate data within the container – without affecting the user’s personal data 

Anti-theft features for mobile devices

If a mobile device is lost or stolen, remote access to a range of anti-theft functions will help you to:

  • Lock the device – so unauthorised users can’t gain access to your corporate network
  • Find the missing device’s approximate location
  • Wipe data from the device – by selectively deleting only corporate data or resetting the device to its factory settings
  • Find out the device’s new mobile number – even if the SIM card has been replaced

How to include mobile management in your Kaspersky management console

When you buy any of the following Kaspersky products:

  • Kaspersky TOTAL Security for Business
  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business ADVANCED
  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business SELECT
  • Kaspersky Security for Mobile

… your Kaspersky Security Center console will be able to control all of Kaspersky’s mobile device management features. You’ll benefit from a single console that can help you to manage your mobile devices, your Kaspersky endpoint security and virtually any other Kaspersky security and systems management technologies that you’re running.

Virtualisation Security Management

Kaspersky Security Center also gives you easy and convenient control over Kaspersky’s security solutions for virtualised servers and virtualised desktop environments. Whether you’re running VMware, Citrix or Microsoft-based virtualisation, Kaspersky offers security technologies that are optimised to help you combine protection and high consolidation ratios.

Choose from Kaspersky’s virtualisation security technologies

Depending upon your choice of hypervisor and the security features you need, Kaspersky offers both agentless and light agent security applications:

  • Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless
  • Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Light Agent

Both applications can be managed via Kaspersky Security Center.

Systems Management

Kaspersky Security Center doesn’t just give you granular control over IT security, it also lets you control a wide range of systems management functionality that simplifies a vast array of IT administration tasks – to help you to boost efficiency and control your operating costs.

Vulnerability scanning

After Kaspersky Security Center has generated inventories of the hardware and software on your corporate network, you can scan for vulnerabilities that are present within operating systems and applications that have not had the latest patches / updates applied to them:

  • Produce detailed reports about identified vulnerabilities
  • Assess vulnerabilities and decide on priorities for applying patches

Patch management

After you’ve run a vulnerability scan, Kaspersky Security Center can automatically distribute patches and updates across your network – so it’s easy to:

  • Manage how Microsoft updates and hotfixes are distributed to your endpoints
  • Manage the downloading of other patches from Kaspersky’s servers

Application deployment

Kaspersky Security Center makes it easy to run remote roll-outs of software – to save you time and help to minimise traffic on your network:

  • Remote management of software deployment – on demand or to your own defined schedule
  • When you need to roll out software to a remote office, you can reduce the load on your network – by enabling one local workstation to act as the update agent for all other systems at the remote office.

Hardware and software asset management – plus licence management

Kaspersky Security Center helps you to manage your IT assets – including hardware and software – plus monitor software licences across your corporate network:

  • Identify all hardware items on your corporate network – with an automatic inventory of hardware
  • Manage application usage and track any breaches of licence conditions – by using information from Kaspersky Security Center’s automatic inventory of software

Operating system and application image management

Kaspersky Security Center helps you to manage the creation and distribution of computer images:

  • Run computer image cloning
  • Manage the deployment of computer images – including operating systems and applications

Network Access Control (NAC)

The Network Access Control features within Kaspersky Security Center make it easier for you to set policies on whether visitors’ mobile devices can access your network and other services:

  • Set up and manage your policy for allowing or denying access to your network
  • Manage a captive portal that gives visitors access to the Internet, without allowing them access to your corporate systems and information

How to include systems management in your Kaspersky Security Center management console

When you buy any of the following Kaspersky products:

  • Kaspersky TOTAL Security for Business
  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business ADVANCED
  • Kaspersky Systems Management

… your Kaspersky Security Center console will be able to control all of the administration tools offered by Kaspersky Systems Management. You’ll benefit from a single console that can help you to control your Kaspersky systems management technologies and virtually any Kaspersky security applications that you’re running.

How to get Kaspersky Security Center*

Kaspersky Security Center is included in each of the following products:

  • Kaspersky TOTAL Security for Business
  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business – ADVANCED
  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business – SELECT
  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business – CORE
  • Kaspersky Security for Virtualization

Whichever of these Kaspersky business security solutions you select, Kaspersky Security Center will be enabled with only the management tools that are relevant to your chosen product. Later, if you decide to upgrade to a higher tier of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business or to our ultimate business security and systems management solution – Kaspersky TOTAL Security for Business – the relevant additional management features will be enabled within your Kaspersky Security Center management console.

*Kaspersky TOTAL Security for Business benefits from the entire feature set that Kaspersky Security Center provides. For each tier of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business – CORE, SELECT and ADVANCED – the range of features included in Kaspersky Security Center varies according to the functionality provided by the specific tier of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business that your organisation is running.

System Requirements for Kaspersky Security Center 10

General

Please note that RAM and CPU requirements for the Administration Server, Administration Console and Network Agent are the minimum requirements for installation of these components. It is recommended that you use computers with a larger amount of RAM and a higher CPU frequency.

Administration Server

System requirements for Administration Server installation:

  • Operating system:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 or higher (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 х64 or higher (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 х64 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 SP1 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 SP2 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 or higher
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 SP2 or higher
    • Microsoft Windows Vista Business / Enterprise / Ultimate SP1 or higher (x32/x64)
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate (x32/x64)
    • Microsoft Windows 8 Professional / Enterprise
    • Microsoft Windows 8 Professional / Enterprise x64
    • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional / Enterprise
    • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional / Enterprise x64

     

  • Database server (can be installed on a separate computer):
    • Microsoft SQL Express 2005
    • Microsoft SQL Express 2008
    • Microsoft SQL Express 2008 R2
    • Microsoft SQL Express 2012
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
    • MySQL 5.0.67, 5.0.77, 5.0.85, 5.0.87(SP1), 5.0.91
    • MySQL Enterprise 5.0.60(SP1), 5.0.70, 5.0.82(SP1), 5.0.90
  • Supported virtual platforms:
    • VMware (Workstation 6.0, ESXi 4.0, ESXi 5.5)
    • Microsoft Hyper-V
    • KVM integrated with Ubuntu 10.10
    • Microsoft Virtual PC 6.0.156.0
    • Parallels 4.0.6630
    • Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.0.4-70112 (Windows guest login only)
    • Citrix XenServer 5.6.1 FP1
  • Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) version 2.8 or higher
  • Windows DAC 6.0
  • Microsoft Windows® Installer 4.5
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher (1.4 GHz is the minimum for a 64-bit OS)
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Free disk space: 10 GB.  When using System Management functionality, at least 100 GB of free disk space should be available.

Administration Console

System requirements for Administration Console installation:

  • Operating system:
    • Microsoft Windows (the list of supported versions is defined in the system requirements in the Administration Server section – please see above)
  • Microsoft Management Console 2.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher (for Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft Windows Vista)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher (for Microsoft Windows 7)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 or higher (for Microsoft Windows 8)
  • Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher (1.4 GHz is the minimum for a 64-bit OS)
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Free disk space: 1 GB
  • OpenGL 3x (only for Kaspersky Security Center Plug-in)

Web Console

  • Web Server:
    • Apache 2.2.9 or higher, 32-bit (for Windows)
    • Apache 2.2.9 or higher, 32/64-bit (for Linux)
  • Operating system:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (all editions)
    • Windows Small Business Server 2003 SP2 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 SP2 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 SP1 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 R2 SP1 (all editions)
    • Windows Small Business Server 2008 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 SP1 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 R2 SP1 (all editions)
    • Windows Small Business Server 2011 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64
    • Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 x64 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows 7 x64 SP1 (all editions)
    • Microsoft Windows 8 Professional / Enterprise
    • Microsoft Windows 8 Professional / Enterprise x64
    • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional / Enterprise
    • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional / Enterprise x64

     

Kaspersky Security Center Web-Console is managed via a web browser.

The following types and versions of web browsers – and types and versions of operating systems – can be used with the application:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher, on one of the following operating systems:
    • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional SP2 or higher
    • Microsoft Windows 7
    • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Firefox 16.0 or 17.0 on one of the following operating systems:
    • Windows® operating systems:
      • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 or higher
      • Microsoft Windows 7
      • Microsoft Windows 8
    • Linux® 32-bit operating systems:
      • Fedora 16
      • SUSE Linux® Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2
      • Debian GNU/Linux® 6.0.5
      • Mandriva Linux 2011
      • Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition
      • Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop Edition
    • Linux® 64-bit operating systems:
      • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.2 Server
      • SUSE Linux® Enterprise Server 11 SP2
      • SUSE Linux® Enterprise Server 11 SP2
      • OpenSUSE Linux® 12.2
      • Ubuntu 12.04 Server Edition
  • Safari 4 on one of the following operating systems:
    • Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
    • Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
    • Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow leopard)

     

Network Agent

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

Hardware requirements

  • CPU: 1 GHz or faster (1.4 GHz is the minimum for a 64-bit OS)
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Free disk space: 1 GB

If a computer is also used as an Update Agent, the following hardware requirements will apply:

  • CPU: 1 GHz or faster (1.4 GHz is the minimum for a 64-bit OS)
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Free disk space: 4 GB

Supported operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 or higher
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 or higher
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (all editions)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 SP2 (all editions)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 or higher (all editions)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 SP1 with all actual updates (all editions)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (all editions)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 SP1 with all actual updates (all editions)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 R2 (all editions)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (all editions)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (all editions)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (all editions)
  • Microsoft Windows SBS 2003 (all editions)
  • Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 (all editions)
  • Microsoft Windows SBS 2011 (all editions)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate x32/x64
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Professional / Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Professional / Enterprise x64
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional / Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional / Enterprise x64
  • Linux
  • Mac OS

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