Kaspersky Virtualization Security

Efficient security for all kinds of virtual environments

Threat Environment

The vast majority of cyberattacks that affect physical machines can also attack virtual machines. Moreover, the risks within virtual environments can be even higher. Although virtualization can improve IT agility and efficiency, it also adds extra layers of technology. Maintaining visibility of each layer of technology – and how they interact – can be difficult. Many virtual environments naturally contain a greater number of ‘attack surfaces’ – and that gives cybercriminals more opportunities to attack the business.

Virtual Machines Need Security Designed for Virtual Machines

Most businesses have found that, as virtualization spreads to more areas of their IT estate, their overall virtual environment becomes much more complex. Today, a typical enterprise’s virtual environment will include a wide range of different technologies – with many running under different hypervisors. Again, all of this diverse infrastructure needs to be protected against data breach and cyberattacks – but standard security technologies are not well suited to virtual environments.

What We Offer

Kaspersky Security for Virtualization provides a single solution to secure both virtual servers and VDI. Because it supports all the most commonly used platforms – including VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V and KVM – Kaspersky Security for Virtualization is ideal for heterogeneous environments. The solution offers two different approaches to specialized virtualization security – both of which can be run simultaneously on different parts of your infrastructure.



One Security Virtual Appliance per host performs malware scanning of all VMs

Light Agent

Light Agent

A lightweight security agent on each VM significantly boosts protection

Single console

Single Console

A single console means that physical and virtual machines, and mobile devices, can all be managed together

What it Gives to Your Business

Giving You a Choice of Virtualization Security Technologies

With Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Agentless protecting your VMware environment, you need only install one instance of the security software on the virtual host to secure every VM running on that host. For KVM, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Light Agent delivers protection using just one virtual appliance on each virtual host and a very small agent on each virtual machine. Because our Light Agent solution also runs on VMware, you can choose which solution is best for different areas of your VMware environment:

  • Agentless for non-critical virtual servers
  • Light Agent for robust protection of virtual desktop infrastructure & business-critical servers

Centralized Management Saves You Time

Kaspersky Security for Virtualization includes Kaspersky Security Center – an application that’s designed to save you time on security administration. Kaspersky Security Center includes a unified management console that gives you centralized control over security on all your virtual machines. If you’re also running other Kaspersky Lab security technologies, the console provides centralized management of security across all your protected endpoints & servers – desktops, laptops, mobiles & virtual machines.

Case Studies

Bank VTB24

Solution: Virtualization Security

Bank VTB24 operates more than 1,000 branches across the country and has a complex modern IT network with 3,000+ virtual desktops. They needed a security solution for virtual environments that imposes no extra burden on computing resources and managed from a unified console.

Municipality of Eindhoven

Solution: Endpoint Security, Virtualization Security

Eindhoven is known as the Silicon Valley of the Netherlands. And its local government is not being left behind. IT Department enable municipal employees to work securely, wherever they are - at all municipal locations, at home and while working in the field; whether using desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Riverside Healthcare

Solution: Endpoint Security, Virtualization Security

Riverside Healthcare needed to be assured that it would be on top of security threats, especially with growing staff numbers. Protection of sensitive data is paramount. Patients's medical records and credit card data needed higher protection for compliance and privacy reasons.

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Premium Support and Professional Services

Professional help is available whenever you need it. Operating in more than 200 countries, from 34 offices worldwide, we have you covered 24/7/365. Take advantage of our Maintenance Service Agreement (MSA) support packages, or call on our Professional Services to ensure that you derive maximum benefit from your Kaspersky Lab security installation.

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White Papers

Security of Virtual Infrastructure. IT Security Risks Special Report

Virtualization Security: Understanding the difference

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