Kaspersky releases updated Hosted Security

Cloud-based solution is good for smaller firms that may not have security expertise

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Kaspersky releases updated Hosted Security Kaspersky Lab has launched its new edition of Kaspersky Hosted Security. (ITP Images)
By  Georgina Enzer Published  December 21, 2011

Kaspersky Lab is launching a new edition of Kaspersky Hosted Security, its cloud-based security solution for web and email.

According to Kaspersky, a cloud-based security solution such as Kaspersky Hosted Security represents an ideal option for smaller firms that may not have relevant IT expertise or security resources in place, as it requires no investment in IT infrastructure or equipment, no specialist security skills, and can be scaled up or down to meet changing business needs.

"We are delighted to launch this new version of Kaspersky Hosted Security to address a growing business need," said Ilijana Vavan, senior vice president Corporate Sales Europe at Kaspersky Lab. "As the threat landscape continues to grow, smaller firms are as vulnerable and exposed as their larger counterparts, but often lack the budgets and capability to explore and invest in expensive security. The new edition of Kaspersky Hosted Security has been completely re-built to offer small and mid-sized businesses and their trusted channel partners a powerful first line of defence in web and email protection."

The upgraded Kaspersky Hosted Security is designed to provide a cost-effective solution with a strong business case that is easy to sell, configure, and support for channel partners.  It features a service level agreement guaranteed by Kaspersky Lab, which provides a low-risk platform for added-value services and consultancy such as additional gateway, server and endpoint protection.

The new Kaspersky Hosted Security is made up of two modules: Kaspersky Hosted Email Security and Kaspersky Hosted Web Security.

Kaspersky Hosted Email Security is designed to protect businesses against email-borne malware, spam and phishing emails by blocking attacks in the cloud with minimal impact on IT equipment and end users.

It helps to ensure business continuity when company servers fail and protects against mail server overload. The solution is also designed to prevent potentially destructive Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and Directory Harvest Attacks (DHA), and allow businesses to enforce email security policies through the use of attachment handling. Email data is protected and legally complaint and is processed at one of Kaspersky Lab's highly secure, certified data locations in Europe. 

Kaspersky Hosted Web Security combines web security and web filtering in a single service, designed to protect the corporate network against web-borne threats such as malware and spyware.  It can offer companies a platform to control inbound and outbound web communications and to enforce proper employee use of the internet. It is designed to protect against undesirable or dangerous web content, optimise network resources by removing bandwidth congestion, protect remote and roaming workers, and create comprehensive reports.

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