Kaspersky Lab has previewed its forthcoming anti-malware tools for virtualised environments, which will be released in the coming months.
Kaspersky Security for Virtualisation will scan every virtual machine on a business's network in an effort to try and protect against potential infections.
Initially the product will be integrated with virtualisation technology from VMWare, with others added in the future, according to chief product officer at Kaspersky, Petr Merkulov.
“We plan to develop more functionality with the VMware API, along with the ability to isolate any infected virtual machines before malware can spread across the network,” he added.
Previously, Kaspersky has offered anti-malware products for virtualised environments that require code to be embedded in the applications that run on virtual machines, to detect virus infections.
This can be a resource-intensive approach, especially for firms running large numbers of virtual machines.
Last year, analyst firm Gartner warned that nearly two-thirds of the virtualised servers deployed by firms during 2012 would be less secure than their physical counterparts.
Gartner said this was because too often virtual servers were deployed without proper involvement from the IT security team, as well as the immaturity of security tools for virtual environments.
Kaspersky's new product will be formerly launched at CeBIT in Germany on 6 March with generally available by 16 April.
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