Kaspersky Lab Joins Hitachi Technology Alliance Program

Kaspersky Lab Joins Hitachi Technology Alliance Program

Kaspersky Lab, the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions, has joined the Hitachi Technology Alliance Program, a Hitachi Data Systems program that seeks to foster synergistic combinations of partner technology with Hitachi technology to create best-of-breed solutions. As a first step in this partnership, the companies have successfully certified and validated the Kaspersky Security for Storage solution for Hitachi NAS Platform 3000 and 4000 data storage systems, resulting in a higher level of anti-malware protection and mitigation against cyber threats.

Increasingly, organizations are overwhelmed by the exponential growth of structured and unstructured data; the pressure to move toward virtualization; and the complexities of protecting corporate data in on- and off-premise data center locations. Lethal malware can spread throughout an organization at terrifying speed, capitalizing on the interoperability of modern networks. In an ever-growing threat landscape, a single infected file unknowingly placed into storage can expose every node on the network to immediate risk.

Kaspersky Security for Storage, a high-performance, server-side solution, provides robust, scalable ‘always-on’ protection and superior fault tolerance for valuable and sensitive corporate data. Kaspersky’s powerful anti-malware engine scans every file launched or modified for all forms of malware, including viruses, worms and Trojans. Advanced heuristic analysis identifies even new and unknown threats. If malware is detected, the solution removes all malicious code from infected files, deletes the files in question, or quarantines them for further analysis. Kaspersky Security for Storage includes a simple, intuitive central administration tool, the Kaspersky Security Center, which enables remote installation and configuration support.

“A data storage system without anti-malware protection is a direct threat to the security of the corporate IT infrastructure. It is imperative that organizations provide protection against cyber-threats on every node where data is stored and processed, not only on workstations. We are glad to collaborate with Hitachi Data Systems to ensure its high-performance Hitachi NAS Platform, 3000 and 4000 series, data storage systems are among those protected by our technologies,” said Nikita Shvetsov, Chief Technology Officer, Kaspersky Lab.

“Kaspersky Lab’s builds its products, like its Security for Storage solution, to not only address today’s security problems, but also to anticipate and prevent tomorrow’s. This closely aligns with our own Hitachi Data Systems objective to help our partners and customers adapt, innovate and win amidst changing circumstances with the power of information. We are happy to have Kaspersky Lab as part of our Hitachi Technology Alliance Program,” commented Neil Colstad, vice president, ISV Alliances and Verticals.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 17-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more atwww.kaspersky.com.

* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2013. The rating was published in the IDC report “Worldwide Endpoint Security 2014–2018 Forecast and 2013 Vendor Shares (IDC #250210, August 2014). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2013.