Kaspersky Endpoint Security Review

Utilizing Device Control, Web Control and other endpoint security settings you can easily encrypt data remotely to protect users against threats and prevent data leaks. Encryption becomes useless to criminals or unauthorized viewers and should be implemented regularly across devices to safeguard data.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security features an intuitive console with gradually more functionalities being unlocked when clicking components. Furthermore, reports can easily be generated within this console to keep tabs on vulnerabilities, protection status and more.

Behavioral Detection

Security solutions on computers analyze application behavior to stop potential malicious actions from being performed by applications on them. Utilizing behavioral detection technology, they detect early warning signs of threats and notify other protection components so they can take appropriate measures – whether terminating processes or stopping infection spread.

This system also focuses on stopping manual hacker attacks that exploit legitimate software already present on a device for malicious use. Log files and event data are examined for signs of intrusion to detect attempts to exploit legitimate programs for illicit purposes; additionally, behavior detection works alongside host-based intrusion prevention (HIPS) systems and adaptive anomaly control to provide complete protection.

At any attempt to perform malware activity, Kaspersky Endpoint Security notifies the user and records this event in an event log. When selecting the toggle button on a check box for Kaspersky Endpoint Security may additionally terminate an application deemed responsible.

Managed detection and response (EDR) is an advanced form of security that goes beyond antivirus (AV) solutions and endpoint protection (EPP), in order to detect and respond quickly to threats once they have compromised an organization. EDR solutions may include the detection and containment of malware missed by traditional AV solutions as well as blocking advanced persistent threats (APTs).

Network Threat Protection

Kaspersky Endpoint Security offers users protection from network attacks with its Network Threat Protection component, which monitors inbound traffic for activity indicative of network attacks and detects any attempts against their computer by attacking computers. If an attempt at attack is detected, the component blocks connection with them if checked; alternatively it can add them to its block list for an extended period of time (at minimum one minute).

Host Intrusion Prevention protects an operating system against malware that can infiltrate applications. It scans running processes for malicious code and blocks any that appear suspicious before also recognizing and scanning files connected storage devices.

File Encryption provides secure file encryption to protect local computer drives against unauthorized access to stored information, including hard disks and removable media drives. This functionality is made possible by Windows FileVault disk encryption component.

AMSI Protection allows third-party applications that support the Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) to submit objects for scanning by Kaspersky Endpoint Security, then downloads a scan result and renames their database entry accordingly, so as to be removed from Kaspersky’s list of detected threats.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security features service functions to keep it updated and extend its capabilities. For instance, Kaspersky updates databases and modules via server updates or distribution points set up by system administrators; when necessary, the application can roll back versions of databases or modules if necessary.

Firewall

Kaspersky Endpoint Security provides an ideal combination of anti-malware, device control and firewall features all rolled into one software package. It protects all the ways hackers may attempt to gain entry to corporate data – with its Adaptive Security feature detecting advanced threats while its Server Hardening feature providing additional application and web controls for higher level protection.

The Firewall component allows you to manage network activity of applications by assigning them to various trust groups. It then blocks any unauthorised data access attempts for all apps not in those groups – keeping sensitive information safe even if employees open files from suspicious links or download programs from the internet.

Firewall components help detect USB devices with malware that emulate keyboard keys in order to connect with computers, blocking these. Furthermore, it monitors the state of operating system components such as kernel memory, objects that load upon system startup, disk boot sectors, and backup storage of the operating system.

The software also encrypts files and folders stored on local computer drives to protect them from being stolen or accessed by unauthorised users. File encryption functionality is further extended by full disk encryption for removable drives. Furthermore, service functions provide up-to-date service functions and expand upon them as well as assist with managing and administering applications.

BadUSB Attack Prevention

BadUSB Attack Prevention component safeguards your computer by blocking USB devices emulating keyboards from connecting. This device type is one of the most frequently employed hacker tools today and exploits an inherent flaw in most USB hardware firmware to gain entry. In the hands of an experienced attacker, these attacks can allow them to bypass all security protections on your machine and install or execute malicious payloads.

Hackers use regular USB hardware, modify its firmware and infiltrate it with malware in order to transform it into a hacking tool. Once infected with malware, this hacked USB device can trick your computer into thinking it is keyboard and then execute commands or download virus payloads onto its host computer.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security can create a zero-trust environment and block USB ports on user machines to stop people plugging in devices that could contain malicious software or exploits. This makes an excellent solution for enterprises, as users will no longer unknowingly plug devices that may pose threats.

ManageEngine Device Control employs various policies to safeguard against BadUSB attacks, which can be set through group policy, logon scripts or manual registry edits. Furthermore, ManageEngine Device Control’s whitelist approach detects only approved USB devices; any unapproved ones will automatically be blocked.

File Encryption

Kaspersky Endpoint Security provides file-level encryption to safeguard files on their journey; whether they’re stored locally on computer drives, copied to removable devices, or sent over untrusted channels. Only their content is visible by those receiving or accessing them; folders and their content are also encrypted using Kaspersky Endpoint Security; administrators can set rules for file-level encryption as well as deliver key files and set hard drive encryption policies to make file accessing simpler and safer.

If a file is sent over public networks from one computer to another, its recipient’s host agent sends a request for decryption keys to Kaspersky Security Center and, if their policy allows it, receives one that they can then use to decrypt received encrypted files or ones already on their local computer or in one of the configured removable drives.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security provides file-level encryption policies to encrypt files within specified folders, including personal data folders. When applied with removable drives encrypting rules, Kaspersky Endpoint Security creates and delivers access key files for each encrypted removable drive to allow a portable version of encrypted folder (if the policy has Portable mode). When used this way, folder appears as empty on removable drives.

Service Functions

Kaspersky Endpoint Security offers various additional functions to keep business data safe. These features include device control for regulating peripheral device use on a network and mitigating risk from unapproved software; cloud-based management architecture facilitates centralised security policy administration making this product suitable for distributed networks.

Behavior detection provides protection from new, advanced threats that mimic legitimate utilities to bypass standard protection engines and avoid being detected, including fileless attacks against application servers. Furthermore, server hardening increases high performance protection. Plus a patch management component updates operating systems and applications regularly to close vulnerabilities. Key features also include:

Enhanced file protection encrypts files and folders stored on local computer drives, including removable storage. Its system watcher helps detect potential security leaks by alerting on suspicious behavior. Antitheft functionality helps keep sensitive information safe from theft by remotely locking or wiping stolen devices, and supports Windows and Linux workstations as well as iOS and Android mobile devices. Cloud-based management allows for centralized administration and monitoring of endpoints from a single dashboard, while its reporting functionality provides insight into the status of protected endpoints, threats, vulnerabilities, and breaches across your infrastructure – helping quickly identify weaknesses. Reports can either be generated within the console itself, or scheduled for email delivery to key recipients.

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