Kaspersky Ups Its Online Protection With Private Security Network

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New cloud platform allows real-time data on the latest threats to be uploaded and distributed to Kaspersky products worldwide

Staying on top of the latest security threats affecting your business has been given a significant boost thanks to a new release from Kaspersky.

The Kaspersky Private Security Network can gather real-time data to provide companies with the fastest possible protection from new threats, without needing to exchange data with outside servers.

Kaspersky is looking to add an extra layer to its existing online services, as customers will be able to benefit from faster and more up to date security protection.

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openstackKaspersky says that the new service will benefits companies that are not able to stream data on potential threats to the cloud quickly so that they can be analysed and conflicted.

Typically, when security applications encounter an unknown threat, they contact remote servers to get a response, receiving an instantaneous answer. This information is then uploaded to databases, which can often take a matter of hours, leaving the company at threat, however utilising the cloud delivers this within a matter of minutes.

“In large companies and in state organisations there are typically very strict information security policies in place, regulating inbound and outgoing data traffic,” said Nikita Shvetsov, chief technology officer at Kaspersky Lab.

“However, in light of an ever-growing number of cyber-threats, 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.”

The new release should help build up Kaspersky’s protection against the ever-growing number of security threats online.

Recent research from the company detected 2.2 billion attacks on computers and mobile devices in just the first quarter of 2015, double the amount blocked in the same period last year, a figure it described as ‘monumental’.

This includes 469 million attacks launched from online resources located all over the world, a third (32.8 percent) more than in Q1 of 2014, with over 253 million unique malicious and potentially unwanted objects detected by the company.

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