Kaspersky Lab has released Kaspersky Private Security Network, which allows the company’s products to receive realtime data about program and website reputations, and provide companies with the fastest possible protection from new threats, without exchanging data with outside servers.
The majority of information security solution providers use cloud technologies to enhance the level of protection from cyberthreats. The high performance of the cloud helps to quickly and more accurately analyse new specimens of malicious programs or websites detected on client devices.
When security applications encounter an unknown threat, they contact remote servers for a resolution, and receive an instantaneous answer. While the conventional way typically takes a few hours to update databases, the cloud helps to provide clients with faster protection from a new threat, delivered within a matter of minutes. This approach helps to save device or server computing resources, since the resource-intensive analysis is done within the cloud.
Specifically, Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), Kaspersky Lab’s distributed cloud infrastructure, has long been an effective tool with which to address the latest cyberthreats. The servers, which are strategically located in different countries, process on-the-fly requests arriving from Kaspersky Lab solutions installed on corporate and home user computers. KSN currently helps to protect over 80-million users each year.
Before a security solution receives the confirmation that a tested file or a website is dangerous or innocuous, it first needs to send information into the cloud. However, this is not a viable choice for some business areas or in certain countries, even if cyberthreat statistics need to be uploaded.
To accommodate these clients, Kaspersky Lab has developed Kaspersky Private Security Network, a private cloud which contains an internal copy of KSN, incorporating all of its advantages. Databases are installed on servers located within the corporate information infrastructure. Up-to-date information about threats arrives to these databases from KSN thanks to regular one-way synchronisation, meaning that no data whatsoever is sent from the corporate network to the cloud.
“In large companies and in state organisations there are typically very strict information security policies in place, regulating inbound and outgoing data traffic. However, in light of an ever-growing number of cyberthreats, security solutions work most efficiently only when they maintain a continuous data exchange with a cloud, which contains the most recent threat data. A private security cloud allows the client to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the distributed Kaspersky Security Network within its IT infrastructure, in full compliance with the requirements and specific needs of enterprises,” comments Nikita Shvetsov, chief technology officer at Kaspersky Lab.
Kaspersky Private Security Network, alongside with Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization, Kaspersky DDoS Protection etc., is part of Kaspersky Lab’s package of solutions designed to provide large businesses with information security. These products enable the client to create a comprehensive, multi-layered protection system even in an environment of limited access to external resources.