Kaspersky Security for Virtualization

Managing security across a heterogeneous or hybrid IT estate can be an awkward and time consuming task… often requiring the use of multiple consoles and a variety of different management tools.

Kaspersky Security for Virtualization provides an award-winning anti-malware solution for virtualised infrastructures – including servers, desktops and data centres. In addition, it lets you manage security for a wide range of devices – including physical servers, virtual machines and mobile devices – from one, unified security management console that simplifies essential security tasks and improves visibility of security issues.

Because it's an agentless solution, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization helps you to achieve better performance and higher consolidation ratios than are possible using many traditional, agent-based security products.


  • Centralised security – developed for virtualised environments
    Kaspersky Security for Virtualization is a virtual appliance that plugs into VMware's vShield Endpoint – to deliver anti-malware scanning capabilities. It provides a single, centralised anti-malware engine and database for each physical host.
  • Single management console
    Kaspersky Security Center – which is available at no additional cost – is a single management console that lets you manage the security of virtual machines, physical machines and mobile devices.
  • Higher density virtualisation
    Because Kaspersky Security for Virtualization is an agentless solution, it helps to eliminate 'Update Storms' and 'Scanning Storms', achieve higher density virtualisation, reduce impact on performance and address security gaps that can be introduced by some agent-based products.
  • Advanced antivirus
    Kaspersky's award-winning anti-malware technologies – together with Kaspersky's industry-leading frequency of updates – help to protect against new and emerging threats. A heuristic analyser effectively combats polymorphic malware.

Easy to deploy and manage

  • Rapid deployment
    Security is delivered as a virtual appliance that is available to all virtual machines on the physical server. Users simply create their new virtual machine and then just copy the one-file image onto it… and Kaspersky's award-winning anti-malware can automatically protect the new virtual machine.
  • Flexible security profiles
    Different security settings can easily be applied to different groups of virtual machines. This level of flexibility helps to enhance performance – by allowing the exclusion of scanning functions that are not relevant to a specific application.
  • Reporting
    Detailed reports give the IT team greater visibility of events and completed tasks – for both physical and virtual machines.
  • Manage a range of Kaspersky security solutions
    Kaspersky Security Center can also manage other Kaspersky security products – to provide a management framework that helps you to enforce consistent security policies across more of your IT estate.

Highly integrated 

  • Supports VMware vMotion
    By fully supporting VMware vMotion, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization ensures that protection is not interrupted when a workload is moved from one ESXi host to another. Provided the new host has the necessary licences, the protection will follow the workload and all security settings will remain the same.
  • Integrated with VMware vCenter
    Kaspersky Security for Virtualization receives information about virtual machines from vCenter – including a list of all virtual machines and relevant parameters. In addition to giving the IT team better visibility, this integration with vCenter ensures that protection is automatically provided whenever a new virtual machine is configured.
  • Tested in a wide range of VMware environments
    Kaspersky Security for Virtualization has also been tested and is compatible with the following.
    • VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
    • VMware vSphere High Availability (HA)

Flexible security 

  • Remediation
    Kaspersky’s latest antivirus technologies detect malware, block its access, disinfect and delete it… and notify IT administrators.
  • Global scan
    Routine scanning can be performed on all virtual machines, according to your own pre-set schedule.  By automatically avoiding simultaneous scans of several machines, the application assists in load balancing.
  • Virtual machine scan
    Administrators can perform on-demand scanning of selected virtual machines – or individual files or folders.  This is particularly useful if the IT team suspects abnormal activity on a specific virtual machine.  
  • Scan tracking
    In order to boost efficiency, the application can ensure that recently scanned files are not re-scanned during routine scanning.

System Requirements 

Required for all installations:
  • VMware vShield Endpoint licence required for each virtual machine
    - VMware vShield Endpoint licence is included in VMware View - Premier and VMware vShield App
    - VMware vShield Endpoint licences are also available to buy from selected Kaspersky partners

  • VMware ESXi 4.1p3, ESXi 5.0p1 or ESXi 5.1

  • VMware vCenter Server version 4.1, 5.0 or 5.1

Supported Operating Systems:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Windows 2008 R2 Server


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