Kaspersky Lab announce the release of Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 2.0 Maintenance Release 1, version 220.127.116.11.
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 2.0 is an integrated solution that protects virtual machines on a VMware ESXi host against viruses and other computer security threats and network attacks.
Application components are integrated into the VMware virtual infrastructure using the VMware vShield Endpoint and VMware Network Extensibility SDK 5.1 technology of the VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.1.2 suite. Integration by means of VMware vShield Endpoint and Network Packet Filtering technologies helps to protect virtual machines without the need to install additional anti-virus software on guest operating systems.
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 2.0 protects virtual machines with Windows guest operating systems, including server operating systems.
Kaspersky Security features:
The application protects the file system of the guest operating system of a virtual machine (hereinafter the "virtual machine files"). The application scans all files opened or closed by the user or another program on a virtual machine for viruses and other threats. If the file is free from viruses and other threats, Kaspersky Security grants access to the file. If the file is found to contain viruses or other threats, Kaspersky Security performs the action specified in its settings; for example, it deletes or blocks the file. Kaspersky Security sends information about all events occurring during protection of virtual machines to the Administration Server of Kaspersky Security Center.
The application scans virtual machine files for viruses and other threats. Virtual machine files should be scanned regularly with new anti-virus databases to prevent the spread of malicious objects. You can run an on-demand scan or schedule the scan task. Kaspersky Security sends information about all events occurring during scan tasks to the Administration Server of Kaspersky Security Center.
- Network attack detection
The application scans the network traffic of virtual machines for activity typical of network attacks. On detecting an attempted network attack targeting a virtual machine, Kaspersky Security can block the IP address from which the network attack originated. Kaspersky Security sends information about the events occurring during the protection of virtual machines against network threats to the Administration Server of Kaspersky Security Center.
- URL scan (new)
The application checks URLs visited by the user or any application over HTTP against a database of malicious URLs. On detecting an URL in the database of malicious URLs, the application can block access to this URL. Kaspersky Security sends information about all events occurring during URL scanning to the Administration Server of Kaspersky Security Center.
- Storing backup copies of files
The application allows storing backup copies of the files that have been deleted or modified during disinfection. Backup copies of files are stored in Backup in a special format and pose no danger. If a disinfected file contains information that becomes fully or partially unavailable after disinfection, you can attempt to save the file from its backup copy.
- Anti-virus database updates
The application downloads updated anti-virus databases. Updates keep the virtual machine protected against new viruses and other threats at all times. You can run anti-virus database updates manually or specify an update schedule for anti-virus databases.
Read more about new features of Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 2.0 Maintenance Release 1:
The application is administered by Kaspersky Security Center 10, a remote centralized management system.
With Kaspersky Security Center 10, you can:
- Install the application on a VMware virtual infrastructure;
- Configure the application settings;
- Administer the application;
- Manage the protection of virtual machines;
- Manage scan tasks;
- Manage the application keys;
- Update anti-virus databases of the application;
- Handle copies of files in Backup;
- Generate application event reports;
- Remove the application from a VMware virtual infrastructure.