Kaspersky opens regional center, launches security appliance
By Digital News Asia May 15, 2012
- Center to provide training and act as regional hub
- New solution provides security for virtualized environments
KASPERSKY Lab has launched its latest security technology in conjunction with the official opening of the first Kaspersky Knowledge Center for South-East Asia, here in Malaysia.
The center will conduct product training for Kaspersky’s technical and sales teams to familiarize customers and prospects with its products, and would also serve as a hub for solution showcases, proofs of concept, solution deployment simulations, and trouble- shooting, the company said in a statement.
Malaysia was an ideal location for the regional Kaspersky Knowledge Center as the country is economically and socially stable with sound infrastructure, said Jimmy Fong, South-East Asia channel sales director at Kaspersky Lab.
The country’s multi-lingual and multi-cultural population where English, Malay and Mandarin are widely spoken would also make for smooth communications across more countries in the region, he added.
The company also released Kaspersky Security for Virtualization (KSV), which it said was focused on protecting evolving corporate IT infrastructures from malware and cybercriminals.
Virtualization creates tremendous business and IT benefits for organizations globally, but if left unprotected these platforms may become a weak link for cybercriminals to exploit, the company said.
“There are more than 70,000 new unique types of malware found in a day, and malware threats on the virtual environment are rapidly increasing from one malware every minute to one every second,” said Gun Suk Ling (pic, left with Fong), APAC corporate sales director, Kaspersky Lab.
“Cybercriminals have clearly identified the virtualized environment as an easy opportunity to target the B2B (business-to-business) segment and it is an alarming trend,” she said.
KSV is delivered as a virtual security appliance that integrates with VMware vShield Endpoint to provide an agent-less, anti-malware security based upon Kaspersky Lab’s anti-malware engine. It also gives IT professionals the flexibility to configure and apply different security settings to selected virtual machine groups.
Kaspersky Lab is also partnering with virtualization specialist VMWare. “KSV integration with VMware gives customers the ability to deploy our security technology through their trusted VMware infrastructure,” said Gun.