by February 22, 2013 0 comments

At a press conference held at Hotel Taj Mahal today, Kaspersky Lab unveiled its new generation of business security solutions  Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business is the company’s new flagship security platform for businesses.
Present on occasion were Maxim Mitrokhin, Director – Operations, Kaspersky Lab – Asia Pacific, Altaf Halde, Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab – South Asia and Pranav Bhayani, Technical Support Manager, South Asia, Kaspersky Lab.

Recent cyber-attacks in India include:

  • The most recent attack was Red October malware, wherein India had 14 infections
  • India was among the top 3 countries of the world to be hit by Stuxnet in 2010
  • A Duqu command and control center was based out of India, which was shut down soon after the discovery by Kaspersky Lab
  • It is still being studied if Flame and Gauss malware had infected Indian systems
  • India was among the highest spam producing countries of the world in certain quarters of 2011 and 2012

New IT Department Realities

The fundamental mission of the IT Administrator hasn’t changed much, but there are more obstacles along the way. Organizations of all sizes deal with these challenges, but small-to-midsized businesses suffer from an additional hurdle: lack of resources and expertise to manage these new demands.
In addition to sophisticated malware targeting businesses on a daily basis, IT Administrators must now account for new complexities that include:

  • Smartphones and tablets used to access the company network from anywhere in the world
  • Employees who wish to use their mobile devices and PCs to get their work done
  • Confidential data moving freely within the company network, or outside of the network via laptops or USB thumb drives
  • Finding and patching holes in user applications and operating systems

These new technology realities have left IT Administrators struggling with related security concerns, and in most cases, they are forced to evaluate, purchase, install and manage a new tool for each scenario. Mobile Device Management, Systems/Patch Management, Data Encryption and more-these new tools get cobbled together with existing anti-malware technologies, leaving IT Administrators with a network that’s more complex to manage, but not necessarily more secure.

The new challenges of organized cybercrime and a boom in employee-owned devices have made protecting business data tougher than ever.

What’s included?

Mobile Security and Device Management

Data Encryption

Endpoint Control Tools

Systems Management

Automated vulnerability scanning and patch management Security Center

Anti-Malware

The job of the IT Administrator is to build and maintain a network that allows its workers to be more productive; one that is stable enough to never fail but agile enough to incorporate the newest technologies and devices, and which operates within the budget constraints of management. But while these goals are consistent across all business types, no two organizations are the same.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business is available in the following base configurations:
Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business: Core
Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business: Select – includes Workstation & File Server Security, Application Control with Dynamic Whitelisting, Device Control, and Web Control. Also included is a mobile protection solution which consists of an endpoint security agent and Mobile Device Management (or MDM).
Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business: Advance – includes all technologies in KESB Select, with the addition of Encryption and Systems Management tools. If your business needs include remote deployment, Patch Management and Vulnerability Scanning, KESB Advanced is the solution for you.
Kaspersky Total Security for Business – includes additional protection with the inclusion of infrastructure-level protection for Web, Mail, and Collaboration servers.

Many of these security and IT efficiency technologies are also available for purchase separately as Targeted Solutions. These individual offerings allow businesses to custom-design their protection scheme, placing Kaspersky Lab technology at specific points across their network as required.

Quotes:
Charles Kolodgy, Research Vice President – Secure Products 
IDC

“Over the years Kaspersky Lab has steadily grown in both market sales and in technical capabilities. Last year’s overhaul of the company’s Endpoint Security offerings signaled that Kaspersky Lab was ready to compete for deals of all sizes. By offering critical capabilities like data encryption, mobile protection, and full system security management, Kaspersky Lab is poised to be a contender in almost all purchase considerations.”

Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, 
Kaspersky Lab 
“We’ve entered the age of high-profile targeted attacks, with sophisticated espionage tools becoming more and more widespread. Cyber-espionage is becoming the most serious threat there is for businesses, and just about any enterprise can be attacked, regardless of its size or market share. All organizations have data that’s valuable to cybercriminals, which in turn can be used as “back stairs” to reach other companies. An intrusion may come either from a cyber-criminal seeking personal enrichment, or a nation state looking to steal proprietary or classified information. Every decision maker should keep all this in mind when building a company’s IT security infrastructure.”

Maxim Mitrokhin, Director – Operations, Kaspersky Lab – Asia-Pacific 
“We plan to intensify our growth in the corporate segment with the new launched solution Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business solution, and grow our customer base in all categories, including enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses and home office clients. Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business is an innovative platform, which secures and manages all endpoints featuring: Award-winning anti-malware, Data encryption, Mobile security and mobile device management, Systems and patch management and Powerful web, device and application control tools.”

Altaf Halde, Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab – South Asia
“Further growth in the B2B segment remains one of the key strategic priorities of Kaspersky Lab for 2013 We believe that the newly launched corporate solution will increase the confidence of enterprise customers and partners on Kaspersky Lab and we will continue to experience the growth momentum.”

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