The new challenges of organised cybercrime and a boom in employee-owned devices have made protecting business data tougher than ever. 
Eugene Kaspersky, chairman, CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, comments: “We’ve entered the age of high-profile targeted attacks, with sophisticated espionage tools becoming more and more widespread. Cyber-espionage is becoming the most serious threat there is for businesses, and just about any enterprise can be attacked, regardless of its size or market share.
“All organisations have data that’s valuable to cybercriminals, which in turn can be used as ‘back stairs’ to reach other companies. An intrusion may come either from a cybercriminal seeking personal enrichment, or a nation state looking to steal proprietary or classified information. Every decision-maker should keep all this in mind when building a company’s IT security infrastructure.”
Kaspersky Lab has unveiled its new generation of business security solutions. Endpoint Security for Business (KESB), the company’s new flagship corporate security platform for businesses, has been built to provide the industry’s best protection from advanced malware and cybercrime, and also to combat another common enemy of IT security – complexity.
The company believes the fundamental mission of the IT administrator today hasn’t changed much; however, there are more obstacles along the way. Organisations of all sizes deal with these challenges, but small- to midsized businesses suffer from an additional hurdle: lack of resources and expertise to manage these new demands.
In addition to sophisticated malware targeting businesses on a daily basis, IT administrators must now account for new complexities that include:
* Smartphones and tablets used to access the company network from anywhere in the world – along with the concept of bring your own device (BYOD);
* Employees who wish to use their mobile devices and PCs to get their work done;
* Confidential data moving freely within the company network, or outside of the network via laptops or USB thumb drives; and
* Finding and patching holes in user applications and operating systems.
“These new technology realities have left IT administrators in corporates struggling with related security concerns, and in most cases, they are forced to evaluate, purchase, install and manage a new tool for each scenario,” says Vasily Dyagilev, MD of Kasperskly Lab Emerging Markets.
“Mobile device management, systems/patch management, data encryption and more – these new tools get cobbled together with existing anti-malware technologies, leaving IT administrators with a network that’s more complex to manage, but not necessarily more secure.”