Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Linux provides corporate networks running Unix-based operating systems on their endpoint machines with centralized protection from all types of malware and potentially dangerous programs. Coming from a product family based on a uniform set of world-class anti-malware and other core technologies, Kaspersky Lab’s innovative new antivirus engine uses cutting-edge component architecture to increase performance and stability, providing reliable protection that’s easy to control and manage.


New antivirus engine

The application is based on a completely new antivirus engine that dramatically increases system scanning speed, optimizes the use of system resources and has minimal impact on other programs.

Improved centralized administration

A range of improvements has brought the application’s manageability to a new level. In addition, the new version of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Linux is fully supported by Kaspersky Security Center, a centralized management tool that makes it easy to complete a variety of IT security management tasks, starting from remote deployment of the endpoint security applications through to generation of system event reports.

Enhanced heuristic analyzer

Traditional signature scanning is supplemented with the improved heuristic analyzer. This helps to detect currently unknown threats which are similar to those that have already been detected, and significantly strengthens the overall protection level.


Effective Protection against Malware

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Engine

The new antivirus engine provides effective anti-malware protection methods against computer threats. It prevents computer virus epidemics and keeps information secure and fully accessible.

On-access scan

Files are scanned in real time as they are opened, copied, run and saved. IT security threats are detected and neutralized whenever the file system is accessed.

On-demand scan

Using the improved heuristic analyzer’s pro-active engine to increase malware detection rates, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Linux can perform on-demand antivirus scanning of specified system areas - as and when requested or according to a schedule.

Frequent database updates

Database updates are performed automatically on both a regular and an emergency basis to provide high malware detection rates and increased protection levels for corporate infrastructures.


Centralized Administration

Remote deployment

You can use Kaspersky Security Center – a centralized administration tool – to install and deploy the endpoint security applications and manage them after installation both locally and remotely.

Endpoint security management

Various policies and tasks can be applied to any group of workstations to provide system administrators with flexible ways to configure Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Linux on a group or an individual level.

Automatic updates

Updates to antivirus databases and application modules are available on demand or automatically according to a schedule. A new application feature is the facility to use the Kaspersky Administration Server as an update source while using Network Agent as a transport method.

Support for centralized quarantine and backup storages

Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Linux not only places infected and suspicious files into the quarantine and backup storage areas but also provides the appropriate information to the corresponding centralized administration server storages. This allows the security administrator to manage incidents from the Kaspersky Security Center and perform the required actions.


System Requirements for Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Linux

Supported platforms:

32-bit only operating systems:

  • Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring

32-/64-bit operating systems:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Desktop
  • Fedora 13
  • CentOS-5.5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
  • openSUSE Linux 11.3
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop Edition
  • Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.5

The application is compatible with:

Gnome and KDE

Minimum hardware requirements:

  • Processor Intel Pentium II 400 MHz or higher
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 1 GB of swap
  • 2 GB free hard drive space for installation of the application and storage of temporary files