Whether you’re operating your own in-house data center or you’re delivering Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), with Kaspersky network security solutions you prevent security breaches and protect all the sensitive information you store and process. There will be many attack surfaces that can be exploited by a vast array of attack vectors. As you evolve your datacenter infrastructure to respond to new business demands, it’s likely to become even more complex. Unfortunately, this may result in more opportunities for cyber criminals to attack your business. Too bad that many IT security vendors are continuing with exactly this random, broad approach, buying in new technologies and stitching together disparate, often incompatible code bases, creating complexity and causing as many problems as they solve. The days of traditional endpoint security-discreet anti-malware, encryption, device and network controls — are coming to an end.
The more you can simplify management processes, the more clarity and less risk you can have. But there’s a world of difference between “integration” and a genuine platform. And when it comes to integration, there are varying degrees of completeness. For many vendors, “integration” has become just another word for “compatible.” And for some vendors, “compatible” means cobbling together products bought in from as many as 40 acquisitions and trying to get them to work with their own code base — never mind their customers’ systems. There are plenty of vendors promising “integrated’ solutions. Dig a little deeper and you’ll see there’s a significant difference between “playing nicely” together and the true synergy that comes from insight-based product road maps and development. Some vendors are struggling to unify their business acquisitions — yet claim they can deliver truly integrated platforms.
Kaspersky — One Server One Console
Security polices and reporting are managed through a single console, integrated with external resources such as Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directories and Microsoft Exchange. Hardware and software inventory databases as well as software vulnerabilities/updates are also included — driving further integration and synergy possibilities, as the same data can be used across multiple functions. No need to keep synching with different servers or data sets — everything is installed once, on the same server and managed through the same console. These deep integration and synergy capabilities give a distinct advantage over competing solutions, many of which comprise acquired technologies with multiple, separate databases that simply cannot offer the same depth of integration as the Kaspersky platform. Fast, easy deployment. One management server, console installation and configuration process delivers completely integrated functionality, right out of the box.
Kaspersky — Single Agent Architecture
The Kaspersky solution is unique in offering an endpoint agent that takes advantage of deep code integration to ensure complete, easily achieved compatibility and synergy across hardware and software configurations. Genuine endpoint protection platforms have streamlined architecture, reducing complexity and deepening integration by using a minimum of discrete agents to run tasks. Related functions such as vulnerability scanning, application updates and patching — along with protection modules such as anti-malware and encryption — have a single agent architecture — streamlining performance and reducing your management footprint. Many competing offerings require multiple agents on the same machine for functions and features such as patching, application control or encryption. This creates potential problems around agent compatibility and requires additional testing. Saves time on initial deployment and updates.