LONDON, MOSCOW, and SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, today announced it has partnered with ScanSafe, the pioneer and leading provider of Web Security-as-a-Service, to offer three new Kaspersky Lab services: Kaspersky Hosted Security: webDefend, Kaspersky Hosted Security webControl and Kaspersky Hosted Security: imDefend.
"Email and browser vulnerabilities remain the main pathways used by malicious programs to penetrate computers. In addition to these channels, malware writers are increasingly using new methods to make their way onto the computers of their victims. In 2006, instant messaging systems (such as ICQ, AOL, and MSN) were among the Internet-related applications most vulnerable to infection. The new services will become a new line of defense against the most dangerous IT threats, and our customers will be able to surf the Web or use instant messaging with full confidence that they are absolutely secure," said Andrey Nikishin, director of Kaspersky Lab IT security outsourcing services.
The webDefend service includes scanning of HTTP traffic for malicious and potentially hostile programs and scripts using Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Kaspersky BitHunt, a system that provides early detection of IT threats. In addition, the webControl service blocks unwanted content and allows businesses to manage and enforce Internet access policies, helping improve productivity and bandwidth utilization.