Kaspersky – Security for Virtualization 5.0 Light Agent
Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 5.0 Light Agent is an integrated solution providing comprehensive protection for virtual machines powered by a VMware ESXi, Citrix XenServer or Microsoft Windows Server hypervisor in the Hyper-V, KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) or Proxmox role against various information threats, and network and phishing attacks. The application protects virtual machines with desktop and server guest operating systems.
- There is now support for new types of guest operating systems (Linux and Windows).
- ProxMox hypervisor is now supported.
- The application can now operate on a virtual machine that employs Citrix XenApp technology.
- There is a new licensing scheme based on the number of processors used on hypervisors on which protected virtual machines are running. This licensing scheme uses keys with a restriction on the number of processors. In accordance with the licensing restriction, the application is used to protect all virtual machines running on hypervisors that use a certain number of processors.
- A new Integrity Monitoring component has been added (available under an Enterprise license).
- An Application Startup Control component for Windows servers (available under an enterprise license) has been added.
- There is an updated operating logic for the Application Startup Control component: “White lists” are selected as the main logic for the component as a whole.
- The licensing logic has been improved and now provides the capability to use the standard functionality under a standard license and extended functionality under an enterprise license. The following functionality is available under an enterprise license:
- An advanced SVM selection algorithm.
- Integrity Monitoring component.
- Startup Control component.
- Light Agent policies now have the option to define a profile that lets you further restrict their scope of application.
- You can now create a default policy for the Protection Server and tasks after installation of the Kaspersky Security administration plug-ins.
- You can now remove SVMs by using the SVM Management Wizard.
- You can now view a list of SVMs in the Integration Server Console.
- You can now view a list of Light Agents connected to SVMs in the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Console.
- You can now encrypt the connection between Light Agents and SVMs.
- Kaspersky Security Center now indicates when protected machines have no connection with the Integration Server or SVMs, and indicates when SVMs experience problems on the Integration Server.
- You can now fine-tune email scan settings in the Mail Anti-Virus extension for Microsoft Office Outlook.
- You can now configure the Virus Scan task to pause virus scan tasks in case of other program activity.
- Use of certificates to protect the Integration Server connection to hypervisors, Light Agents, SVMs, and the Integration Server Console.
- The application has been modified as required for use in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the protection of virtual infrastructures.