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Kaspersky Lab Launches Endpoint Security 8 For Windows

Solution includes enhanced, multilayer, anti-malware protection

Abingdon, UK, 6 October 2011 – In today’s business climate, organisations of all sizes are looking to drive greater efficiency, productivity, competitiveness and profitability. Many are turning to new technologies such as cloud computing, virtualisation and mobile technologies to help them achieve these goals. However, these technologies bring with them new threats and vulnerabilities, often dramatically increasing the risk of malware infection. Kaspersky Lab has today announced the availability of its new business security solution, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows and its Kaspersky Security Center, designed to protect companies as they introduce the latest technologies into their business operations.

The launch of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows and Kaspersky Security Center provides channel partners with an ideal opportunity to drive new business among smaller firms and corporate enterprises and extend existing customer relationships.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows constitutes an advanced endpoint protection suite, built to deliver a new level of business-wide threat protection and centrally managed and controlled by a comprehensive, unified protection management system: Kaspersky Security Center. It provides an ideal platform for channel partners to engage with, educate and support businesses as they address the changing vulnerability of their IT networks, PCs, laptops and mobile devices.

“We believe that Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows will bring new revenue opportunities for resellers while adding value and depth to existing customer relationships,” said Andrew Lintell, Corporate Sales Director, UK and Eire, Kaspersky Lab. “Businesses want to leverage new technologies for competitive advantage, but face resistance from IT professionals concerned about security and logistical costs. Channel resellers are uniquely placed to help companies address these concerns and introduce an appropriate security solution that will facilitate flexibility, improve overall business productivity and at the same time minimise risk.”

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows uses the intelligent methods outlined below to ensure that protection for new technologies is sophisticated, flexible and responsive, leaving companies free to focus on their business operations.

The intelligent protection includes enhanced, multi-layer, anti-malware protection combining new anti-virus engine with a number of sophisticated technologies, like pattern-based signature detection and System Watcher. This is backed by a global intelligence network and unparalleled research expertise. Device-installed software is integrated with the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network to provide real-time protection against new and unknown threats.

Other key features include System Watcher that proactively monitors applications’ activity and can undo the damage caused by malicious programs; advanced Application Control and Whitelisting functionality that monitors and classifies applications, can grant, block or audit the launches of new software and identify application vulnerabilities; Web Control and content filtering; granular Device Control functionality providing exceptional flexibility in controlling the usage of external devices; an enhanced, integrated personal firewall; and Intrusion Detection System to prevent network attacks.

These best-of-breed anti-malware features are matched by comprehensive manageability:

Kaspersky Security Center

Kaspersky Security Center is a revolutionary control hub that supports Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows, along with all other previously supported and Kaspersky Lab’s new corporate security applications. It replaces Kaspersky Lab’s former Administration Kit. Designed as a single seamless management console, Kaspersky Security Center protects physical endpoints and virtualised environments while greatly enhancing IT productivity and flexibility. The system is built for scalability to fit the needs of smaller, growing businesses as well as large enterprises. Managing protection for multiple platforms from a single console improves visibility and response time, ultimately making IT operations more efficient and ready to address new business requirements.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 and Kaspersky Security Center are part of the Kaspersky Open Space Security product line.

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