There were many different kinds of attacks used involving malware, which are the generic adware to ransomware and advanced threats that reach corporate networks through phishing, social engineering or unreliable web resource surfing.
Web gateway protection allows companies to block massive amounts of web threats before they even reach endpoints. This decreases the number of alerts on endpoints that interrupt users and administrators, as well as ensures protection of devices which don’t have endpoint security product installed or updated.
To make the deployment and use of the product effective for companies with different demands, Kaspersky now offers it in two options: as a software appliance or a standalone application.
The software appliance is a ready-to-use solution for companies that need to quickly deploy and start using secure web gateway with a proxy server pre-configured. The appliance interface allows users to manage the incorporated proxy server, avoiding configuration hassle.
The Kaspersky Web Traffic Security standalone application allows resource economy and a more agile configuration for companies that need a more customized solution and careful integration of different cybersecurity products. The application doesn’t necessarily demand a separate server, as the system requirements necessary to protect a particular bandwidth are met. It can be installed alongside other applications but configured separately from other gateway components.
The protection capabilities of Kaspersky Web Traffic Security are now empowered by two-way API-based integration with Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack, which allows customers of both solutions to achieve earlier attack detection and automated responses to advanced web threats. Suspicious files are automatically sent to Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack for analysis. The system reveals the nature and malicious activity that the advanced threat generates, including files, transmission of commands, payloads and stolen data, and blocks them at the early attack stage.
Sergey Martsynkyan, Head of B2B Product Marketing, Kaspersky said “Different deployment scenarios allow companies to choose the best way to secure corporate web traffic, depending on available resources or IT network architecture. It also brings new usage scenarios to our partners. For example, the new format of the all-in-one appliance can be used by managed service providers to add web traffic security to their portfolio. Thanks to the application’s ease of deployment, scalability and multitenancy, they can provide web traffic security as a service for additional protection to ever growing number of customers, without the hassle.”
Kaspersky Web Traffic Security is available in both deployment options as part of Kaspersky Security for Internet Gateway and Kaspersky Total Security for Business.