Kaspersky Lab, D-Link to provide ‘multi-layered defense’
By Digital News Asia July 9, 2012
- Another level of protection for networks using D-Link NetDefend UTM Firewall
- UTM customers to get free licenses Kaspersky Business Space Security
KASPERSKY Lab has extended its partnership agreement with D-Link to combine the latter’s combining NetDefend series of UTM Firewalls with Kaspersky’s endpoint security suite to provide customers with multi-layered protection.
D-Link’s NetDefend UTM Firewall customers will receive free licenses for Kaspersky Business Space Security as well as an option to buy additional licenses at a special D-Link program rate, Kaspersky said in a statement.
D-Link’s UTM Firewalls have been relying on Kaspersky Lab’s signature analysis for several years to power the integral anti-malware solution on its gateway products to secure the entry point to corporate networks.
The addition of Kaspersky Business Space Security will enhance the level of protection even further by providing multiple layers of defense, Kaspersky claimed.
This adds another level of protection to networks where D-Link NetDefend UTM Firewall is deployed. The first level of protection is the NetDefend UTM Firewall gateway itself, which, serving as the only point of access to the corporate network from the Internet, intercepts and weeds out the most prevalent and dangerous malware, spyware, or hacking attempts.
However, no single solution can ensure 100% protection from modern-day malware – which is where Kaspersky Business Space Security comes in. It establishes a second perimeter of defense for critical network assets such as file servers, user workstations, and mobile devices, neutralizing any malware that eludes the gateway or bypasses it altogether (e.g. when employees unwittingly bring malware in on USB flash drives or are travelling outside the reach of the company network).
Kaspersky Business Space Security Suite for workstations, smartphones and file servers has been strengthened with the recently launched Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows and Kaspersky Security Center 9, providing deeper protection and comprehensive control tools, the company said.
“We’ve put a lot of effort into developing best-in-class solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs), and this segment is one of our highest priorities,” said Richard Chen, SMB director at D-Link.
“Having Kaspersky Lab’s solutions in D-Link security devices will help us not only to expand our distribution channels, but also to strengthen our global presence and brand equity.”
The D-Link NetDefend UTM Firewall with Kaspersky Business Space Security is available immediately to D-Link customers at D-Link’s Security Portal website: http://security.dlink.com.tw/