Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless

Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless is designed to protect virtual environments built on VMware technologies, including vSphere, vCNS, vShield and NSX, and does not affect platform performance. So you can benefit from an industry-leading security solution while retaining consolidation ratios.

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Security for Virtualization

  • Specifically designed for VMware security
  • Security that’s tailored to the unique needs of virtualization

    Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless delivers Kaspersky Lab’s latest anti-malware and network protection technologies in a solution that was specifically developed for VMware-based environments. While traditional security products require a full security agent to be installed on each VM (virtual machine), Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless is an agentless security solution –a single SVA (Security Virtual Appliance) protects all VMs on the host.

  • Preserves the performance of virtual servers

    Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless has been designed to protect virtual servers highly efficiently – with no significant impact on hypervisor performance. So you can protect servers - and the confidential business data located on them – while retaining all the benefits of virtualization.

  • Reduces the load on your systems – so each host machine can achieve more

    Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless reduces the load on each virtual host – including the following resources:

    • Hypervisor I / O
    • CPU
    • Memory
    • Storage
  • Eliminates ‘update storms’ and ‘scanning storms’

    With just one instance of the security appliance protecting the entire virtual host, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless helps to eliminate anti-malware 'update storms' and 'scanning storms'.

  • A choice of licensing options – simplifies licenses and reduces cost

    Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless offers a choice of ‘per virtual machine’ or ‘per core’ licensing – so you can choose the option that’s most cost-effective for your business. For large Data Centers and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) providers, the number of virtual machines will regularly fluctuate – so ‘per core’ licensing can offer benefits.

  • Easy deployment and management – boosts uptime and controls costs
  • A single management console for virtual, physical and mobile devices

    Kaspersky Security Center, included in Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless, provides a single unified management console for controlling a wide range of Kaspersky Lab security technologies. You can manage the protection of virtual, physical and mobile devices, and enforce consistent security policies across your entire IT estate – all from one console.

  • Instant protection of new virtual machines

    Because security is delivered via a single SVA, Kaspersky's award-winning anti-malware automatically protects all VMs on the host – including new VMs.

  • Solution deployment with no downtime

    During deployment, there’s no need to reboot any machines or to put the host server into maintenance mode. This helps to maintain productivity for your users –vitally important for Data Centers committed to achieving ‘five nines’ (99.999%) uptime or better.

  • Applying different settings for different machines

    Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless lets you apply different security settings to different groups of VMs. Systems performance is preserved by excluding any scanning functions not relevant to a specific application.

  • Greater visibility with detailed reporting

    Kaspersky Security Center makes it easy to generate detailed reports, giving administrators greater visibility of events and completed tasks. Because Kaspersky Security Center lets you manage a wide range of security applications, you can produce reports covering all the virtual, physical and mobile devices that are being protected by Kaspersky Lab security technologies.

  • World-class anti-malware for VMware security
  • File-level anti-malware protection

    Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless is a virtual appliance that plugs into VMware vShield Endpoint – to deliver world-class anti-malware protection for your VMs. Automatic, real-time protection is available for every active VM – on-access and on-demand.

  • Cloud-assisted protection against the latest threats – including zero-days

    The cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) identifies new threats and provides automatic updates to your IT systems. With an identification time that can be as quick as 0.02 seconds, KSN even helps to protect you against zero-day threats.

  • Schedule scans according to your needs

    Routine scanning can be performed on all VM, according to your own pre-set schedule. Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless automatically avoids simultaneous scanning of large numbers of machines to help manage the load on your systems.

  • Effectively removes malware

    Kaspersky’s latest antivirus technologies detect even the most advanced malware, block its activities and delete it – and notify your IT administrators.

  • Defends your IT infrastructure against network attacks
  • Network-level protection integrated with VMware vCNS and NSX

    Kaspersky’s Network Attack Blocker monitors network traffic for signs of activity typical of network attacks. On detecting an attack, Network Attack Blocker will block the attacking computer. Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless provides this network-level functionality with support for VMware vCloud Networking and Security or VMware NSX.

  • Efficient security technologies – with no significant impact on performance
  • Automatically tracks scans for greater efficiency

    Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless automatically ensures that recently scanned files are not re-scanned during routine, scheduled scanning.

  • Shared Cache

    When a file is accessed on a VM, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless will automatically scan the file to ensure it’s safe, then store the verdict in an area of shared cache. When the same file is accessed on another VM on the same virtual host, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless will know that a further scan is unnecessary. The file will only be re-scanned if it has been changed or if the user runs a manual scan. This saves resources – especially in virtual desktop (VDI) environments, where many files on each VM are identical sets of operating system (OS) and application files.

    Kaspersky’s Shared Cache technology helps enhance IT performance and reduce the load on your computing infrastructure, so you can reallocate resources to other tasks without compromising security levels.

  • Highly integrated with VMware technologies
  • Security for large-scale VMware NSX-enabled environments

    Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless is certified by VMware and supports VMware NSX, allowing very large virtualized environments to be enhanced with industry-leading anti-malware protection, as well as network attack blocking.

  • Fully supports VMware vMotion

    With full support for VMware vMotion, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless ensures that security is not interrupted when workload is moved from one ESXi host to another. If the new host has the necessary licenses, the security will automatically transfer along with the workload – and all security settings and policies will remain as you configured them.

  • Seamlessly integrated with VMware vCenter Server

    Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless receives information about VMs from the VMware vCenter Server – including a list of all VMs and all relevant parameters. As well as giving IT administrators a higher level of visibility, this close integration with vCenter Server ensures that protection is automatically provided whenever your IT team configures a new VM.

  • Tested across a wide range of VMware environments

    Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless is also compatible with:

    • VMware NSX 6.1.2
    • VMware vSphere High Availability (HA)
    • VMware Horizon View
  • Requirements for File-level protection
    • VMware vSphere version 6.0, 5.5 or 5.1
    • VMware vShield Endpoint from VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.4.1 suite (or VMware NSX Guest Introspection)
    • VMware vShield Manager from VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.4.1 suite (or VMware NSX Manager)
    • VMware Tools installed on each protected VM (VMware Guest Introspection Thin Agent driver or VMware vShield Endpoint Thin Agent driver)

    NOTE: VMware vShield Endpoint license is included in VMware vSphere Standard, Enterprise, Enterprise Plus editions, as well as in the vSphere Essentials Plus Kit

  • Requirements for Network Attack Blocker
    • VMware vSphere version 6.0, 5.5 or 5.1
    • VMware vShield Manager from the VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.4.1 (or VMware NSX Manager)
    • VMware Distributed Virtual Switch 5.1.0 or later
  • Requirements for Integration Server
    • Windows 2012 R2
    • Windows Server 2012, installed in Server Core mode
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2008 R2, installed in Server Core mode
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Supported guest operating systems
    • Windows 8.1 (32-bit / 64-bit) (vSphere 5.5 - ESXi build 1892794 only)
    • Windows 8 Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate (32-bit / 64-bit) (vSphere 5.5 only)
    • Windows 7 Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate SP1 or higher (32-bit / 64-bit)
    • Windows XP Professional SP3 (32-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit) only with vSphere 5.5 ESXi build 1892794 or above
    • Windows Server 2012 without ReFS (Resilient File System) support (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit / 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit / 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later (32-bit / 64-bit)

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