Kaspersky Security for Virtualization
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization is an integrated solution that protects virtual machines on a VMware ESCi host against viruses and other computer security threats and network threats. Application components are integrated into the VMware virtual infrastructure using VMware vShield Endpoint technology and VMware Network Extensibility SDK 5.1 technology from the VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.1.2 suite. Integration by means of Vmware vShield Endpoint and VMware Network Extensibility SDK5.1 technologies helps to protect virtual machines without the need to install additional anti-virus software on guest operating systems.
Kaspersky Security protects virtual machines with Windows guest operating systems, including server operating systems. It protects virtual machines when they are active and online (not disabled or paused) and if they have the VMware vShield Endpoint Thin Agent driver installed and enabled.
Kaspersky Security makes it possible to configure the protection virtual machines at any level of the hierarachy of VMware inventory objects: Vmware vCenter Server, Datacenter object, VMware cluster, VMware ESCi host that is not part of a VMware cluster, resource pool, vApp object and virtual machine. The application supports the protection of virtual machines during DRS cluster migration in VMware.
Kaspersky Security includes the following components:
- File Anti-Virus: Protects the file systems of a virtual machine against infection. The component is launched at the startup of Kaspersky Security. It protects the file system of virtual machines and scans their files.
- Network Attack Blocker: Scans network traffic of virtual machines , detecting and blocking activity that typical of network attacks and checks URLs visited by the user against a database of malicious URLs, blocking access to them. The Network Attack Blocker component registers as the Kaspersky Network Protection service in VMware vShield Manager.