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Kaspersky updates Endpoint Security for Business anti-hacker tool

30 Jan 2013
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Security firm Kaspersky has updated its Endpoint Security for Business to help "complacent" companies protect themselves from the recent influx of sophisticated threats, such as Flame.

The latest product offering features mobile security and device management tools, full-disk, file-level and folder-level data encryption, advanced endpoint control tools, as well as basic malware protection and systems management capabilities.

Kaspersky claimed the platform is the most intuitive it has ever released, letting administrators manage everything through Kaspersky Security Center.

Security Center is an administrative console that provides access to Kaspersky Lab's endpoint, file server and virtual infrastructure protection tools. This single access point allows administrators to detect and react to incoming threats faster, Kaspersky claimed.

Kaspersky said the new product will help companies defend themselves against sophisticated espionage attacks like Flame and Red October.

The Flame malware was discovered by Kaspersky targeting Iranian nuclear systems midway through 2012. Red October is a cybercriminal campaign uncovered earlier in January targeting numerous European businesses and government agencies.

Kaspersky also claimed its Endpoint Security for Business will help companies implement workable bring-your-own-device policies.

"The trend towards consumer device use, mobile and remote working, and an increasing array of operating systems and platforms is resulting in a heterogeneous IT landscape riddled with vulnerabilities and resource-intensive to maintain" said Kaspersky director of corporate sales Mathew Robinson.

"Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business has been designed to address these IT realities. It is a single, unified platform that lets IT administrators see, control and protect all systems and endpoints in the network, whether it's a PC down the hall, a virtual machine in another office, or a missing smartphone somewhere on a train."

The product is available from Wednesday. Pricing is based on the individual customer requirements.

Kaspersky's Endpoint Security for Business comes during a heated period of debate regarding the future of cyber security.

The debate has focused on the legal obligations of companies to disclose information about significant attempts on their network.

Most recently European Commission vice president Neelie Kroes pledged to introduce new laws that will force companies to report data breaches to the appropriate authorities.

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Alastair Stevenson
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Alastair has worked as a reporter covering security and mobile issues at V3 since March 2012. Before entering the field of journalism Alastair had worked in numerous industries as both a freelance copy writer and artist.

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