Kaspersky Lab announced the release of the latest version of its Endpoint Security for Business (KESB) – its flagship, multi-layered, corporate security solution for the constantly evolving cyberthreat landscape.
In the new edition of KESB, multiple manageability enhancements have been made, including increased flexibility of data protection and centralized control of more platforms, applications and devices.
KESB is based on Kaspersky Lab’s HuMachine Intelligence approach — a fusion of threat intelligence with machine learning and the expertise of the company’s best security teams.
The new edition comes with multiple manageability enhancements, increased flexibility of data protection and centralized control of more platforms, applications and devices.
In addition to securing all platforms, businesses using Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business, Kaspersky Security for Exchange Servers and Kaspersky Security for SharePoint can now monitor all three solutions through a unified administrative console, Kaspersky Security Center. This capability extends integrated multilayered protection beyond endpoints to employee collaboration and communications, the company said.
“To make security management easy and intuitive, new features and improvements include the full remote deployment of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Mac,” the firm said in its announcement. “Simplified deployment, protection and management of mobile devices, along with a new Wi-Fi management option (providing a list of trusted Wi-Fi networks) will help businesses keep up with mobility and BYOD trends in the workplace, without compromising the organizations’ security or efficiency.”
As part of its enterprise-focused functionality, the new Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business “can be used as a sensor for the Kaspersky Anti-Targeted Attack platform,” the company said, adding, “Once installed, the sensor component can collect and deliver data to the platform, providing more visibility into corporate systems. The ‘Changes’ audit functionality in Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business allows IT security teams to track changes in policies and tasks, and compare revisions to identify any differences instantly. This significantly improves control over changes in the security settings.”
Kaspersky said its “endpoint solution addresses data protection — the most important security concern for businesses, according to the IT Security Risks 2016 research. With new hard drive encryption capabilities available via Microsoft BitLocker management or Kaspersky Disk Encryption, companies can secure the sensitive business data that could expose customers, partners or undermine their business continuity — even if the cybercriminal obtains stolen or lost devices. Kaspersky Security Center remotely manages Microsoft BitLocker, monitors the status of encrypted devices and backs-up encryption keys to restore forgotten access credentials.”
Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business is based on Kaspersky Lab’s HuMachine Intelligence approach — a fusion of threat intelligence with machine learning and the expertise of the company’s best security teams, the company explained, saying, “Cyberthreats are detected with machine learning algorithms trained on big data from the Kaspersky Security Network. A global cloud-based threat intelligence platform, Kaspersky Security Network, processes metadata voluntarily submitted by millions of Kaspersky Lab product users, while security experts are constantly adapting mathematical models to detect new sophisticated threats.”
“Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business delivers true cybersecurity covering several levels of the corporate IT network. While there are specific applications providing defense for different infrastructure node types, a multi-layered stack of protection technologies operates oneach of these nodes,” the company said.
“Businesses leveraging Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business are able to protect their infrastructure with a solution that identifies and blocks threats with a combination of techniques,” said Michael Canavan, SVP of B2B sales, Kaspersky Lab North America. “Besides precise algorithms providing false positive-free detection of known malware, our technology has Machine Learning-based heuristics and behavioral mechanisms capable of detecting previously unknown, sophisticated threats to provide cutting-edge, real-time protection for our customers.”
Kaspersky Lab’s HuMachine Intelligence features include:
- Structural heuristics, including locality-sensitive hashing and decision tree ensembles.
- Emulation-based detection mechanisms, using safe ‘pseudo-execution’ of both scripts and binaries.
- Behavioral System Watcher technology providing detection of the most advanced, heavily obfuscated malware types – and ‘nextgen’ attack models such as ransomware and Powershell-based malware. Its on-the-fly micro-backup and automatic rollback features ensure that malicious activity is reverted right after malware detection. This is very important in the case of a ransomware attack.
- Automatic Exploit Prevention (AEP), which mitigates exploit techniques and protects popular targets, such as Java, Flash, Adobe Reader, browsers and office applications even in the case of a zero-day scenario.
“The Kaspersky Security Network delivers cloud protection with immediate reaction to new threats, while on-premise Machine Learning models allow for the detection of new threats even in offline mode,” the firm said, adding that its “security professionals analyze the most sophisticated threats and constantly tune Machine Learning algorithms to minimize the possibility of errors. Human experience and expertise are indispensable for teaching the machines while leveraging the comprehensiveness of globally acquired threat data. This approach ensures the industry’s highest detection rate and lowest false positives rate, which is backed by independent test results.”