: F-Secure is offering businesses a solution for securing their virtual and cloud environments, one that combines best protection with optimal performance. Security for Virtual and Cloud Environments is an added feature for existing F-Secure Client Security and Server Security. Studies show anywhere from 50% to 75% of small and medium size businesses are already using virtualized servers, with even more planning to in the near future.
Despite the popular use of virtual servers and desktops, however, security for these machines has not been up to the challenge so far. Businesses have had to choose between security solutions designed for traditional physical environments, and agentless solutions based on vendor-specific, proprietary technologies. Traditional solutions, while secure, are not well optimized for virtual environments. On the other hand, agentless solutions may not provide adequate protection against online attacks exploiting security vulnerabilities.
The solution can be easily deployed in virtual as well as mixed and hybrid environments with different combinations of virtual and traditional machines. Being hypervisor agnostic, it supports all popular virtualization platforms including VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V. In addition, all parts of the solution can be centrally managed with the same management tool, Policy Manager.
F-Secure Security for Virtual and Cloud Environments (SVCE) is a solution specially designed to tackle the security challenges of virtual and cloud environments, including mixed and hybrid environments where multiple virtualization platforms are used simultaneously. It provides proactive behavioral analysis and exploit protection that efficiently identifies and blocks modern malware and exploit attempts. To optimize performance for virtual environments, resource-intensive malware scanning is offloaded to a dedicated F-Secure Scanning and Reputation Server.
"The solution creates savings by enabling more virtual workloads with the same hardware," says Viktorov. "It also allows businesses to change virtual desktops or servers from one virtualization platform to another without having to change security products."