Kaspersky Lab’s flagship product, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business, has evolved with next generation detection through dynamic machine learning, increased visibility and granular security controls, including vulnerability management, credentials protection and integration with Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR).
The latest trends in cybercrime include everything from spam and phishing attacks created on trending topics, to cyberattacks relying heavily on social engineering, to legitimate software used as cyber-weapons. To help businesses protect their organizations and address the evolving cyber-threat landscape, Kaspersky Lab has enhanced features available to customers in the current version of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business.
Next generation technologies in a completely new design
To maintain the highest standards of protection, which have been proven by independent researchers and thousands of customers worldwide, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business continues to evolve its detection techniques as always. This year’s innovation is supported with enhanced dynamic machine learning, allowing the detection of malicious activity in real-time. Additional next generation technologies in the product include Behavioral Detection, Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS), Exploit Prevention and Remediation Engine.
A variety of broader security controls is supplemented with new capabilities. Those include an added mechanism that guards system-critical processes and prevents credential leakage against the use of mimikatz-like tools. Combined with other measures, this helps to protect businesses from current trending cyber-threats, like WannaMine, that hijack computers and use their resources to mine cryptocurrencies.
The Vulnerability and Patch Management component allows for automated vulnerability elimination, including detection and prioritization, patch and update downloads, testing and distribution. This reduces the risk of vulnerabilities in popular software being used by cybercriminals. Due to its automation features, this component also relieves security teams from unnecessary routine checks and manual work related to systems management – making the process seamless and transparent.
The redesigned user interface displays layers of protection and security components, showing the status and effectiveness of various next generation technologies — which allows customers to make sure that each protection layer is enabled and working.
Granular security management and complete visibility
Every organization’s IT is a unique mix of systems, networks and devices — and IT security needs to fit into existing infrastructure and protect every element of it. The latest version of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business adds a wide variety of security controls for servers that are managed from a single point — including extended protection from ransomware, external traffic protection and Default Deny mode for Microsoft Windows Server, Exploit Prevention and Firewall configuration. These capabilities, available for both workstations and servers, allow for unified security management on the customer’s side.
A new level of visibility is achieved through full native integration with Kaspersky Endpoint Detection and Response. Due to this innovation, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business in combination with Kaspersky EDR can be used as an endpoint EDR agent for collection of metadata and Indicators of Compromise (IoCs). This innovation allows businesses to conduct a thorough investigation and remediation, should a serious cybersecurity incident occur.
Mobility management improvements include enhanced visibility through monitoring of protection across devices, simplified deployment and management via third-party Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) systems for Android devices.
Scalability and flexible deployment on the customer’s side
Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business takes another major step towards improving manageability and deployment for customers among larger businesses. The product now offers enterprise-ready scalability allowing for the management of up to 100,000 endpoints through a single server installation.
Additionally, the current version delivers optimum security with minimal impact on PC resources and internet bandwidth usage in the new light ‘Cloud Mode.’ This makes the product suitable for a company of any size and security needs – from mid-segment to large corporations.
“Complex security architectures and a proliferation of endpoint agents are serious issues that organizations are struggling to manage, especially considering the cybersecurity skills and labor shortage faced by many businesses today,” said Frank Dickson, research director at IDC. “Kaspersky Lab offers customers a comprehensive platform that delivers a broad array of technologies, visibility, control and protection for all endpoint devices. Kaspersky Lab is continuing to proactively evolve and enhance its flagship offerings to meet customer needs with its latest version of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business.”
“While many cybersecurity companies are reshuffling their best-selling technologies to combat the same threats, business security needs are changing with the growing importance of data, business continuity and a never-ending quest for greater efficiency,” said Dmitry Aleshin, vice president, product marketing at Kaspersky Lab. “Even with the most advanced anti-malware protection in place, there are still risks and security challenges that are unique for every organization. That’s why we continue to evolve our flagship product by enhancing its award-winning protection with more capabilities for all-encompassing security management.”
The product is available globally under Kaspersky Lab’s standard subscription licensing model. Kaspersky Lab’s partners can address all regional pricing inquiries.