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Kaspersky Lab and Citrix Accelerate Security and Performance of Secure App and Data and Delivery

Kaspersky Lab announced that the company was named partner of the month for August 2016 by Citrix Ready, a program that helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix. Bringing multi-layered security to the virtualized environment for the fourth consecutive year, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization | Light Agent supports Citrix infrastructure and desktop virtualization solutions with advanced security, helping global enterprises protect what matters most to them.

Scalability, protection quality and system performance are cornerstones of the technology relationship between Citrix and Kaspersky Lab. Kaspersky Security for Virtualization has addressed the needs of organizations that have taken advantage of new software-defined, virtually-deployed computing architectures, to ensure paramount security levels.

Specifically tailored to Citrix XenDesktop and XenServer solutions, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization features a powerful yet lightweight agent to deliver advanced anti-malware and network protection technologies. The light agent delivers advanced multi-layered security capabilities, such as application startup and privilege controls, web and mail traffic protection, anti-ransomware, device controls and even more powerful technologies like HIPS and automatic exploit prevention, which can protect the entire infrastructure from the most advanced threats and unpatched vulnerabilities.

“We’re pleased to become a Citrix Ready partner of the month, as it proves that our partnership successfully transforms the IT security of virtual environments,” said Veniamin Levtsov, VP, Enterprise Business, Kaspersky Lab. “Supporting the native virtualization capabilities of Citrix XenDesktop, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization helps businesses all over the world to meet the most demanding VDI security challenges.”

“We are pleased to have Kaspersky Lab join us in the Citrix Ready program,” said Siddharth Rabindran, Director at Citrix Ready program, Citrix. “Citrix Ready makes it easier for customers to select the most suitable virtualization infrastructure products for their specific needs. By taking part in our program, Kaspersky Lab has enabled its customers to obtain the highest quality user experience available today, and the simplest means for making an informed product purchasing selection.”

According to the Kaspersky Lab IT Security Risks Survey1, 70 percent of businesses admit that the amount of virtual desktops they use has increased over the last three years. The number of attacks that bypass traditional security architectures to gain access to sensitive business data has also grown. According to a 2015 SANS Institute survey, 37 percent of respondents say that they have experienced attacks against workloads in their data centers or cloud environments.

Companies that value the safety of business critical data are looking for solutions that combine the necessary security capabilities, with the ability to work well with virtualized platforms. Kaspersky Security for Virtualization protects virtual servers and VDI with no significant impact on hypervisor performance. Enterprises can effectively protect business systems and sensitive corporate data, while maintaining high consolidation ratios and quality of service for users, which becomes more and more critical within a corporate ecosystem.

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Published Thursday, October 06, 2016 9:01 AM by David Marshall
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