About Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 5.2 Light Agent

January 10, 2024

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Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 5.2 Light Agent (including the Kaspersky Security 5.2.1 update), 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 fraud.

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 Tools software package.
  • zVirt virtualization environment.
  • ROSA Virtualization Environment Management System.
  • RED Virtualization.
  • Astra Linux.
  • SpaceVM Cloud Platform.

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

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

The application protects virtual machines running guest operating systems for servers and guest operating systems for desktops.

Kaspersky Security can be used in multitenancy mode. This application usage mode allows you to protect isolated virtual infrastructures in the tenant organization or units within an organization (hereinafter also referred to as "tenants").

The application comprises the following components:

  • Kaspersky Security Protection Server (hereinafter "Protection Server") Supplied as an SVM (secure virtual machine) image. To install the Protection Server component, you must deploy SVMs on hypervisors in the virtual infrastructure.
  • Kaspersky Security Light Agent (hereinafter "Light Agent"). The Light Agent component must be installed on each virtual machine that you want to protect using Kaspersky Security.
  • Integration Server. It facilitates interaction between Kaspersky Security components and the virtual infrastructure.

Each type of threats is handled by a separate Light Agent functional component.

Application can be managed using:

In this Help section

Distribution kit

Hardware and software requirements

Light Agent functional components

Advanced features of the application

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