On 10 April 2012 Kaspersky Lab announced the commercial release of Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 1.1 (version 18.104.22.168).
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 1.1 is an integrated solution for protecting VMware ESXi hypervisor-controlled virtual machines (virtual infrastructure) against virus and other malware.
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 1.1 integrates into VMware ESXi infrastructure via VMware vShield Endpoint allowing to protect virtual machines without installing any antivirus software on guest OSes.
Read more about the interaction with VMware virtual infrastructure
Main features of the application
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 1.1 protects the file system of the guest VM OS. It scans all files opened and closed on the virtual machine by user or other software for virus and other malware.
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 1.1 grants access to malware-free files.
Whenever a virus or other malware is detected in a file, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 1.1 performs an action with such a file according to the settings. For example, it can disinfect or block such a file.
A single secure virtual machine is used for protecting the virtual machines belonging to a particular VMware ESXi host. This allows to avoid an avalanche load on a single VMware ESXi host protecting a great number of virtual machines.
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 1.1 allows scanning files on a virtual machine for viruses and other malware. It is necessary to scan the virtual machine file system from time to time using the latest antivirus databases available to prevent malicious objects from spreading. The scanning can start either manually or on schedule.
- Antivirus database update
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 1.1 downloads updated antivirus databases. This ensures the up-to-dateness of the virtual machine antimalware protection system. The update task can start either manually or on schedule.
Antivirus databases are stored on secure virtual machines. This allows to free some disk space on virtual machines, avoid additional load on VMware ESXi host when downloading updates, ensure the up-to-dateness of antivirus databases on multiple protected virtual machines.
Kaspersky Security Center 9.0 CF2 offers the following options when used with the application:
- installing the application in VMware virtual infrastructure;
- configuring application settings;
- controlling the protection on virtual machines;
- managing the scan tasks;
- managing the application key files;
- updating antivirus databases;
- generating reports about events registered by the application;
- uninstalling the application from VMware virtual infrastructure.
Read more about using Kaspersky Security Center 9.0 to manage the application
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