Security for Virtualization

Kaspersky lab - Security for Virtualization

Many of the traditional, agent-based antimalware products are not well suited to virtualized environments. Virtualization is all about maximizing the utilization rates for the IT infrastructure — in order to maximize return on investment. However, many agent-based antimalware products require the antivirus software and signature database to be installed on every virtual machine, which partly defeats the object of virtualization.

Kaspersky Security for Virtualization — built for the unique requirements of virtualized IT environments — delivers award-winning anti-malware protection for virtualized servers, desktops and data centers.

Kaspersky Security for Virtualization is an agentless anti-malware solution that provides a more efficient way to protect your virtualized infrastructure — with greater performance and less impact on virtualization density. The application is easy to deploy and includes advanced management features that simplify a wide range of security tasks — across both physical and virtual computing assets.

With Kaspersky Security for Virtualization, you can benefit from superior protection — for all of your virtual machines — while also improving your system utilization rates, reducing the burden on your IT administration and security personnel, and increasing your overall return on investment (ROI).


Centralized security

Kaspersky Security for Virtualization is a virtual appliance that plugs into VMware’s vShield Endpoint — to deliver anti-malware scanning capabilities. It provides a single, centralised anti-malware engine and database for each physical host.

Advanced Antivirus Engine

Kaspersky’s award-winning anti-malware technologies — together with Kaspersky’s industry-leading frequency of updates — help to protect against new and emerging threats. A heuristic analyzer effectively combats polymorphic malware.

Automatic Protection

New virtual machines are automatically provided with anti-malware protection — to help eliminate security gaps and misconfi gurations. Any guest VM is always protected with the latest signature database regardless of whether a VM was previously off line.

Higher density virtualization

Because Kaspersky Security for Virtualization is an agentless solution, it helps to eliminate ‘Update Storms’ and ‘Scan Storms’, achieve higher density virtualization, reduce impact on performance and address security gaps that can be introduced by some.


Regardless of the chosen confi guration or deployment, Kaspersky Lab provides both agent-based and agent-less anti-malware that suits each organization’s security requirements and can be managed using a single centralized management console (Kaspersky Security Center).

Single management console.

Kaspersky Security Center — which is available at no additional cost — is a single management console that lets you manage the security of virtual machines, physical machines and mobile devices.

Supports VMware vMotion.

By fully supporting VMware vMotion, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization ensures that protection is not interrupted when a workload is moved from one ESXi host to another. Provided the new host has the necessary licenses, the protection will follow the workload and all security settings will remain the same.

Integrated with VMware vCenter.

Kaspersky Security for Virtualization receives information about virtual machines from vCenter — including a list of all virtual machines and relevant parameters. In addition to giving the IT team better visibility, this integration with vCenter ensures that protection is automatically provided whenever a new virtual machine is configured

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To learn more, contact an account manager at 1-800-800-0014.