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Kaspersky updates two of its applications

 Kaspersky updates two of its applications


Kaspersky updates two of its applications

  Kaspersky has introduced updates to two of its applications in its Kaspersky Hybrid Cloud Security protection solution;  Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Linux and the Kaspersky Security Center Administrative Console.

  The new version of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Linux strengthens defenses against exploits and ransomware attacks.  It also extends protection for DevOps with capacity for new container environments and a more localized introduction of protection mechanisms for Docker containers.  Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console now works with public cloud platforms.  To enable cloud workload protection to be more easily managed.

  custom protection

  As Kaspersky research shows, dedicated protection for Linux servers is essential, regardless of whether they are on-premises or in the cloud.  Linux advanced threats could be no less dangerous than other operating systems, as these servers often host important applications or become a stepping stone for endpoint access on Windows and iOS.  Contaminated servers can go unnoticed for a long time.  Protection from ransomware attacks is also critical to avoiding financial loss and disruption.  For example, in the summer of 2020, a major solution provider for digital workspaces and the professional print industry fell victim to RansomEXX, a Linux executable.  What caused the interruption of the company's services.

  To combat these types of threats, the updated Kaspersky product has a recently added Application Control.  For Linux workloads, it helps companies effectively avoid opening unauthorized or unknown (and potentially dangerous) executables.  It is now possible for the client to set rules for launching applications according to the security requirements.  (For example, create a list of applications that are prohibited from starting).  In the default rejection scenario, only applications from the list approved in the workload can be started.  Administrators can also configure policies for stand-alone devices or groups of devices.

  New stock feature

  The new executable software inventory feature creates a list of all executables used for the application by path, hash and type, so that they can be used to create classes and assign them as a setup stage for configuring application control.

  Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Linux also improves protection for DevOps.  In order to help customers add security practices to the product development lifecycle.  The product can now analyze containers and images in more container environments, as well as Docker: Cri-O, Podman, and runC to detect contaminated equipment.

  For Docker users, product deployment and configuration is easier and faster.  Customers can now run Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Linux as a container in the same environment they want to protect.  The On Demand Analysis Service (ODS) is activated through the RESTful API.

  This new version also provides updates to security management, now that the SaaS version of the Kaspersky Security Center console is now available to manage workload security in public clouds, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.  It is hosted and maintained by Kaspersky, which saves customers time and resources for deployment.

      Cloud environments are widely used by businesses, so cyber protection should not be left behind.  Our solution focuses on helping organizations securely adopt the cloud and meet their needs.  Linux security improvements are critical, as companies require an appropriate level of protection for all the platforms and endpoints they use.  They also want to save team resources for additional tasks, such as solution deployments, which is why our Cloud Console supports this need.  When it comes to DevOps, one of the main problems for companies here is to seamlessly integrate security into automated pipelines, which is why we focus our efforts on making this process as convenient as possible,” says Timofey Titkov, Senior Manager, Business Products, at Kaspersky.