Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 6.0 Light Agent

About Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 6.0 Light Agent

July 3, 2024

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The Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 6.0 Light Agent solution, hereinafter also referred to as "Kaspersky Security", is an integrated solution that provides comprehensive protection of virtual machines against various types of information security threats, network attacks, and phishing attacks.

Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 6.0 Light Agent protects virtual machines running Linux guest operating systems. To protect virtual machines running Windows guest operating systems, use the Light Agent for Windows component included in Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 5.2 Light Agent.

Kaspersky Security protects virtual machines on the following virtualization platforms:

  • VMware vSphere.
  • Citrix Hypervisor.
  • Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine).
  • Proxmox VE.
  • Skala-R.
  • HUAWEI FusionSphere.
  • Nutanix Acropolis.
  • Enterprise Cloud Platform VeiL.
  • SharxBase.
  • TIONIX Cloud Platform.
  • OpenStack.
  • ALT Virtualization Server.
  • Brest Virtualization Software.
  • zVirt virtualization environment.
  • ROSA Virtualization Environment Management System.
  • RED Virtualization.
  • Astra Linux.
  • SpaceVM Cloud Platform.
  • Basis.DynamiX Cloud Platform.
  • VMManager Infrastructure.

There are some limitations on the installation and operation of the solution in virtual infrastructures running on the Enterprise Cloud Platform VeiL, SharxBase, Brest Virtualization Software, zVirt Virtualization System, ROSA Virtualization Environment Management System, RED Virtualization, VMManager Infrastructure, SpaceVM Cloud Platform, and Basis.DynamiX Cloud Platform. Please refer to the Knowledge Base for details.

The Kaspersky Security solution is optimized to support maximum performance of the virtual machines that are protected by the solution.

The solution protects virtual machines running guest server operating systems and guest desktop operating systems.

The Kaspersky Security solution can be used in multitenancy mode. This mode of using the solution allows you to protect isolated virtual infrastructures in the tenant organization or units within a single organization (hereinafter also referred to as "tenants").

The solution includes the following components:

  • Kaspersky Security Protection Server (hereinafter also "Protection Server"). The component is a service installed on a special virtual machine known as an SVM (secure virtual machine). SVMs must be deployed on hypervisors in the virtual infrastructure during installation of the Kaspersky Security solution.
  • Kaspersky Security Light Agent (hereinafter also "Light Agent"). The Light Agent component must be installed on every virtual machine that you want to protect using the Kaspersky Security solution.

    The Kaspersky Security solution uses Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Linux as the Light Agent for Linux.

  • Kaspersky Security for Virtualization Light Agent Integration Server (hereinafter also "Integration Server"). The component facilitates interaction between Kaspersky Security solution components and the virtual infrastructure.

To install and manage Kaspersky Security, you need Kaspersky Security Center, Kaspersky's remote centralized application management system.

In this Help section

Solution functions

Distribution kit

Hardware and software requirements

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