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TMCNet:  Kaspersky Lab Unveils New Generation of Business Security Solutions

[February 04, 2013]

Kaspersky Lab Unveils New Generation of Business Security Solutions

Feb 04, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Kaspersky Lab unveiled its new generation of business security solutions designed to help businesses overcome the latest challenges in managing a secure, efficient network.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business, the company's new flagship security platform for businesses, was built to provide the industry's best protection from advanced malware and cybercrime, and also to combat another common enemy of IT security - complexity. Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business offers a business critical combination of protection, efficiency and seamless manageability.

According to a release, the fundamental mission of the IT Administrator hasn't changed much, but there are more obstacles along the way. Organizations of all sizes deal with these challenges, but small-to-midsized businesses and larger businesses with shrinking budgets suffer from an additional hurdle: lack of resources and expertise to manage these new demands.

In addition to malware targeting businesses on a daily basis, IT Administrators must now account for new complexities that include: -Smartphones and tablets used to access the company network from anywhere in the world -Employees who wish to use their mobile devices and PCs to get their work done -Confidential data moving freely within the company network, or outside of the network via laptops or USB thumb drives -Finding and patching holes in user applications and operating systems These new technology realities have left IT Administrators struggling with related security concerns, and in most cases, they are forced to evaluate, purchase, install and manage a new tool for each scenario. Mobile Device Management, Systems/Patch Management, Data Encryption and more--these new tools get cobbled together with existing anti-malware technologies, leaving IT Administrators with a network that's more complex to manage, but not necessarily more secure.

The new challenges of organized cybercrime and a boom in employee-owned devices have made protecting business data tougher than ever. To optimize and secure business of all sizes, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business comes with a number of new and improved technologies that allow IT Administrators to See, Control, and Protect their network. As described by the company, they include: -Mobile Security and Device Management - Kaspersky Lab lets administrators secure and protect data, even on employees' own smartphones and tablets. Mobile endpoint protection can be deployed remotely through centralized Mobile Device Management (MDM).

-Data Encryption - Secure individual files, folders, or full-disks, with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256 bit encryption to ensure information remains secure in the event of accidental device loss or theft. Kaspersky Lab's new encryption technology can also be enforced on peripheral devices, removable drives, files, and folders, and is transparent to users and applications while rendering data unreadable to cybercriminals.

-Endpoint Control Tools - Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business is designed to control application usage through policies and dynamic whitelisting. Administrators can also create custom policies around removable storage devices, USB storage devices and printers, and on-device web policies that ensure users browse the Internet safely whether on the corporate network or at home.

-Systems Management - An array of new systems configuration, deployment and management tools included in Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business makes time-consuming IT tasks like OS installation, network inventory, system provisioning, remote administration, network admission control (NAC) and license management both faster and less complex. Automated vulnerability scanning and patch management ensures users and administrators are always up-to-date and fully notified about critical security exposures.

-All managed from Kaspersky Lab's Security Center - The administrative console unifies every aspect of Kaspersky Lab's endpoint, file server and virtual infrastructure protection under one "pane of glass." -Anti-Malware - Kaspersky Lab's blend of on-premise, proactive and cloud-based methods for detecting malware keeps users connected to the latest threats discovered by the company's team of experts. Kaspersky Lab's outstanding performance during independent evaluation throughout 2012 earned the company some of the highest accolades in the industry. In its year-end performance report, AV-Comparatives awarded Kaspersky Lab the highest overall score in its "Product of the Year" testing for the second consecutive year. AV-Test also gave its Best Protection Award and Best Repair Award for 2012 to Kaspersky Endpoint Security.

When analyzing all the tests conducted in recent years by independent firms including AV-Comparatives, AV-Test and more, the results show that Kaspersky Lab consistently achieves the industry's highest malware detection success rates, finishing in the Top 3 in more than 80 percent of all tests, more than 20 percent more frequently than the next closest competitor.

The job of the IT Administrator is to build and maintain a network that allows its workers to be more productive; one that is stable enough to never fail but agile enough to incorporate the newest technologies and devices, and which operates within the budget constraints of management. But while these goals are consistent across all business types, no two organizations are the same. Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business was built with the SMB in mind, offering protection technologies without the need for new budgets or manpower resources to manage them.

Currently available for purchase in specialized bundles for businesses of all sizes, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business is a single, unified platform, created by Kaspersky Lab's engineers from a single code-base, which delivers protection in a way that other security products cannot. Through ONE platform, ONE console, and at ONE cost, IT Administrators can see, control and protect all systems and endpoints in the network, whether it's a PC down the hall, a virtual machine in another office, or a missing smartphone across the country.

Charles Kolodgy, Research Vice President - Secure ProductsIDC noted, "Over the years Kaspersky Lab has steadily grown in both market sales and in technical capabilities. Last year's overhaul of the company's Endpoint Security offerings signaled that Kaspersky Lab was ready to compete for deals of all sizes. By offering critical capabilities like data encryption, mobile protection, and full system security management, Kaspersky Lab is poised to be a contender in almost all purchase considerations." More Information: http://www.kaspersky.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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