Kaspersky Lab deepens VMware integration
Security vendor joins VMware NSX partner program, aims to enhance security for SDDC environments
Kaspersky Lab has extended the company’s collaboration with VMware joining the VMware NSX Partner Program, aiming to further improve protection of business-critical data for enterprises.
Kaspersky Lab was previously a VMware TAP Elite partner,
Kaspersky Security for Virtualisation will add enhanced protection levels for the software-defined data centre through interoperability with the VMware NSX platform, implementing anti-malware and network protection capabilities to virtualized environments with minimal impact on valuable common resources, the security vendor says.
Kaspersky Security for Virtualisation is specifically designed to work in virtualised infrastructure. The VMware NSX interoperability adds built-in protection capabilities for the software-defined data centre and hybrid cloud.
Among new capabilities include, permanent antivirus protection with no agents inside VMs; Advanced Intrusion Prevention (IPS) functionality for virtualised networks; integration with security policies and tagging for automated protection workflow; security deployment automation and scalability; and optimised antimalware and file protection task orchestration.
Since 2011, Kaspersky has delivered VMware specialised security solutions for virtualized environments. The interoperable Kaspersky Labs and VMware NSX is expected to be generally available in the fourth quarter of 2016.
“We have worked with VMware for many years. Kaspersky Lab is able to bring advanced security capabilities into corporate virtualized environments. Interoperability with VMware NSX will allow our customers to bring security of their software-defined data centres to a new level, protecting their virtual servers, workstations and data centres from malware, network attack and zero-day threats with no impact on platform performance,” comments Vitaly Mzokov, solution business lead, data centre & virtualisation security at Kaspersky Lab.
“VMware relies on a strong and mature security partner ecosystem to help deliver the highest levels of protection for business-critical apps and data. Kaspersky Lab provides customer-proven anti-malware products and security intelligence which can leverage the NSX platform to help take security of software-defined data centres to a new level,” says Geoff Huang, senior director, product marketing, NSBU at Vmware.