Kaspersky Lab, one of the leaders in AV industry has released its most powerful AV software, created for business networks. It is the Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows-operated systems and the Kaspersky Security Center. It has layers upon layers of protection against malware and it is powered by the Kaspersky’s impressive intelligence network.
The new software from Kaspersky were designed to provide the needed protection from the different cyber threats as well as a control system that can be deployed centrally, monitored and administered by the company’s unified system in management. The Kaspersky Security Center replaces the Kaspersky Administration Kit and it supports the Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8. It protects not only the virtual environment of the company but also provides additional security in real world.
The Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 as well as the Kaspersky Security Center offers new and also enhanced features. One feature is the its cloud integration where each Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 in various Windows computers will integrate its gathered data regarding different files, applications and information regarding different URLs on the Kaspersky Security Network.
Kaspersky’s new software has Cloud Security Reading feature. It provides control on the application where IT administrators can strengthen the security of the system against threats. It has the ability to block or allow certain applications company employees can use. It helps in creating flexible policies that enables computer forensics and network administrators to strengthen the security of critical endpoints. It also used in monitoring or prioritizing the vulnerability of the application with the help of the Application Vulnerability Monitor. It provides reports on the network’s critical vulnerabilities.
The software’s System Watcher will monitor the behavior and the actions of each application and if there are malicious changes by a certain program from the application, the software will reverse the changes. Thus if there are harmful changes in the registry, modifications on the file and other settings in the system, it can be reverted back to its healthy state.
Its Application Privilege Control will assist network administrators on assigning each application that is either allowed or blocked to enter the system. Depending on the application’s behavior they can be marked as Trusted or Untrusted, High Restricted or Low Restricted. Each of those four types of applications will have distinct access rights to the company’s systems as well as the company’s network resources.
With the software’s Device Control, network administrators can create flexible and granular policies to help manage the access of devices and endpoint privileges. It will be tailored according to the needs of employees and the access policies of the company.
It also assigns administrative access to various web resources; it controls, filters, prohibit or perhaps limit the Internet access based on the URL, type of content as well as data. Furthermore, it is used to schedule flexible rules as well as audit in the security in order to ensure impressive control to the company’s use of web policies.
By virtualizing the supports, Kaspersky Security Center also supports the VMware’s virtual management and also provides full control of solution on any non-persistent virtual machine. The network administrators with complete computer forensics course can create a two-level admin server on any particular physical server. This helps in reducing operating costs and it will set a scalable system in security management without the help of other 3rd party virtualization equipment. Furthermore, the Virtual Administration Servers can be customized to simplify or perhaps share the administration of the system to other offices.
In addition to its added localized management control, it also has a Web console which allows admins to monitor the status of the network security in any device that has Internet access. With its arranged dashboard, it can provide relevant actionable data as well as information regarding the activity log of the system. It allows the administrator to control the system anywhere.
With the software’s improved reporting, it can now provide the network administrators with data from Kaspersky Lab’s software – the performance of the system and the status of the overall security. The data from the software can be used in creating reports and the reports can be generated and sent when needed via email. The report can be used to assess the status of the overall security, specially on board meetings. Furthermore, the data can be used in informing the employees of the company and in training for the company’s new recruits in computer forensics training.
Last but not the least; the software has an updated and new AV engine that brings an improved “Pattern Based Signature Technology”.
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cybersecurity and e-commerce. It is the owner and developer of 20 security certifications. EC-Council has trained over 90,000 security professionals and certified more than 40,000 members. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies. They also offer trainings in computer forensics.
More information about EC-Council is available at www.eccouncil.org.