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Enhanced Kaspersky Security for Virtualization Light Agent Now Available

Last week, cybersecurity provider Kaspersky announced the release of a new and enhanced version of its hybrid cloud security solution, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization Light Agent, which the company says "optimizes protection rollout for large-scale virtual machine [VM] deployments and simplifies security management across an entire infrastructure."

Available through the Kaspersky Security Center console, "the new Kaspersky Security for Virtualization Light Agent allows customers to deploy protection to up to 100,000 virtual servers and desktops without sacrificing performance or losing control and visibility over virtualized infrastructures," according to the announcement.

"As many analysts have predicted, cloud infrastructure in business is growing, allowing organizations to save resources and operate more efficiently," said Andrey Pozhogin, senior product marketing manager, B2B Product Marketing at Kaspersky, in a prepared statement. "Cloud security allows businesses to scale up like never before, but also poses a challenge for IT security managers as they need to keep all parts of their infrastructure secure without slowing systems down. Our Kaspersky Security for Virtualization Light Agent does just that by introducing an essential level of manageability and scalability in tandem with our tried and true proven security features."

Added to this version is the same security feature set as in Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business for protecting Windows Servers, which includes Exploit Prevention and Behavior Detection. Kaspersky claims that this enables detection of sophisticated and unknown threats while still maintaining the performance benefits of a light agent.

Integration with virtualization platforms is broadened with VMware NSX Tags support, which allows automated response to specific events based on a VM status."

For more information, visit the company's Web site.

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Wendy Hernandez is group managing editor for the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group.

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