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Integrated Endpoint Security solution now offers incident response capabilities with new Kaspersky EDR Optimum and Kaspersky Sandbox

With the latest update to its flagship solution for mid-size and enterprise businesses, Kaspersky unveils a new approach that integrates Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business with Cloud Management Console, Kaspersky Endpoint Detection and Response Optimum (EDR Optimum) and Kaspersky Sandbox. This new EDR offering is tailored for organizations with limited security expertise and resources, allowing IT security specialists to gain instant visibility and insights on incidents in addition to immediate investigation and automated response options.

It is important that large enterprises and medium organizations have advanced cybersecurity tools to minimize the risk of complex and advanced attacks, however these companies often lack sufficient insight and intelligence on the threats faced by their organization. The reason for this is that resources are usually limited when dealing with complex threats, as analyzing such activity means they need more employees including high-class security analysts, threat hunters and incident responders. 

Automated EDR and sandbox capabilities

Endpoint protection from Kaspersky is now reinforced with Kaspersky EDR Optimum. It is a solution specifically designed for businesses who want to benefit from having company-wide insights on incidents and the ability to respond, but without the added strain on their teams and resources.

Kaspersky EDR Optimum adds instant visibility across threats detected by Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business. It provides the background for all malicious activity including enriched alert data and visualization of the attack spread path.

If Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business finds a suspicious file that cannot definitively be categorized as malicious, it is then sent to Kaspersky Sandbox, another recently launched security tool that automatically runs the risky file in an isolated environment to make it reveal its malicious behavior or character. The verdict from Kaspersky Sandbox can then be further enriched with analytics on the file performed by Kaspersky EDR Optimum.

To remedy the threat, Kaspersky EDR Optimum introduces a wide set of response actions such as isolating an endpoint with potential malware or quarantining a suspicious file. To ensure the threat does not spread to other machines, security specialists can create indicators of compromise (IoCs) with several clicks instead of writing it down manually and then schedule an automatic scan of endpoints for the malicious object. Moreover, the solution allows for the uploading of third-party IoCs and running a scan to identify affected endpoints.

All these functions enable centralized management of security incidents, quickly reacting to critical threats and preventing them to minimize the potential negative impact on business.

More edges of endpoint protection with management from the cloud

Kaspersky researchers have found that attacks on Linux endpoint users have grown 46% in 2019 when compared to last year. To make sure these attacks don't hit businesses, the enhanced Kaspersky Endpoint Security hardens protection for endpoints on the Linux operating system. Network and web threat protection components ensure that inbound and outbound traffic does not contain malicious activity. Data protection is enhanced with device control, allowing it to define the rules for transferring data to other devices.

Integrated Endpoint Security also meets broader customer needs in terms of manageability. The management console Kaspersky Security Center is now available from the cloud in addition to existing on-premise capabilities. Customers choosing Kaspersky Security Center Cloud Console can now deploy the solution faster with a lower cost of ownership while ensuring upgrades and other maintenance is managed by Kaspersky.

"The technology and cybersecurity landscape is changing rapidly, meaning organizations have to deal with more challenges using the same resources," said Dmitry Aleshin, vice president of product marketing at Kaspersky. "Therefore, they need a solution that will help them to address these evolving challenges effectively through automated detection and response capabilities. Time and human resources are key for this, and Kaspersky's new integrated solution is designed to help businesses save on both of these by providing the key features of incident investigation and remediation."

For more information about Kaspersky's Integrated Endpoint Security, please visit the webpage.

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2020 8:27 AM by David Marshall
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