Now Kaspersky Lab has announced Kaspersky Security for Virtualization, security software that integrates with VMware vShield Endpoint Security to protect all the virtual machines on a network with central management.
Like the McAfee/Citrix approach, this eliminates the need for duplicate resources on each VM, reducing hardware costs (more VMs per server) and energy consumption.
"Virtualisation creates tremendous business and IT benefits for Australian businesses, but if left unprotected these platforms can become a weak link for cybercriminals to exploit," said Sam Bryce-Johnson, presales engineer at Kaspersky Lab Australia & New Zealand.
"Kaspersky Security for Virtualization is a simple solution that seamlessly integrates with the VMware infrastructure. It offers businesses the extra layer of protection needed to ensure that all machines on the virtualised network, from desktop computers, to laptops and even mobile phones, are protected, he added.
Price and availability were not announced.