Kaspersky Lab Announces Support for Microsoft Forefront ‘Stirling’

16 abr 2009
Comunicados de Imprensa

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that its antivirus solutions will support Microsoft Forefront codename “Stirling.”

Currently in public beta, Forefront “Stirling” is an integrated security suite that delivers comprehensive protection across endpoint, application servers and edge solutions with a central management console for easy administration and enterprise-wide multi product visibility. Forefront “Stirling” enables software, hardware, and services vendors to share and use security event information across the “Stirling” environment and the broader partner ecosystem. As a result, partners can enhance the effectiveness of their security technologies and better protect customer IT environments.

Kaspersky Lab announces that future versions of Kaspersky Antivirus for Lotus Domino will detect anomalous behavior and provide security assessments based on settings established by a system administrator in Microsoft Forefront codename “Stirling” Beta 2. This usage scenario will enable the administrator to be proactively notified of potentially dangerous threats, and flag corrective actions that should be taken to eliminate the spread of potentially malicious code. Key areas of potential interaction between Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Lotus Notes/Domino and Forefront “Stirling” were also taken into consideration by Microsoft. The ability to tightly integrate previously disparate security systems will greatly enhance the security posture of organizations deploying the combined solution.

“There’s a huge emphasis on the development of innovative technology at Kaspersky Lab. Our cutting-edge technologies are currently used by over 80 IT vendors worldwide, and we are particularly pleased to see such a respected name as Microsoft among those companies. It goes without saying that we intend to continue our innovative research and maintain our position as technological leader of the antivirus industry,” says Petr Merkulov, Vice President, ISV & IHV Alliances, Kaspersky Lab.

The latest Kaspersky Lab technology, in particular, the new antivirus engine that was first introduced in Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009, is used in the server components of Microsoft Forefront products to provide protection for corporate email and web traffic. Embedded technology ensures the immediate detection and blocking of all types of malware, spam and unwanted content in incoming email messages and traffic from other Internet channels.

“Microsoft is pleased to work with Kaspersky to develop interoperability between Forefront ‘Stirling’ and their solutions, in order to give our customers more comprehensive and responsive security across the enterprise,” said John Chirapurath, director in the identity and security business group at Microsoft Corp. “Microsoft is committed to collaborating with top industry vendors and providing solutions that help organizations more effectively achieve their business goals. We call this ‘business-ready security.’

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O Kaspersky Lab fornece a mais imediata proteção do mundo contra ameaças de segurança IT, quer elas sejam vírus, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing ou spam. Os produtos Kaspersky Lab fornecem tarifas de detecção superiores e o tempo de resposta contra erupção mais rápido da indústria de utilizadores domésticos, PMEs, grandes corporações e o ambiente computacional móvel. A tecnologia de Kaspersky também é usada no mundo inteiro dentro dos produtos e serviços dos principais fornecedores de soluções de segurança IT da indústria. Saiba mais em www.kaspersky.com. Para as últimas notícias sobre antivírus, anti-spyware, anti-spam e outros assuntos e tendências da segurança IT, visite www.viruslist.com.