Kaspersky patents new technology

Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 09:00

HCM CITY  (VNS) — Kaspersky Lab has patented a new technology designed to prioritize data-scanning tasks on virtual machines.

The technology significantly speeds up processing of high-priority scan requests in real time, while maintaining virtual machine performance. The patent was granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

A corporate virtual environment usually consists of a dedicated virtual machine protected by a security solution and a network of virtual workstations with so-called agents.

A network connection is installed between the dedicated virtual machine and the agents to allow data exchange during on-demand scanning of files (ODS) or on-access scanning of user applications (OAS).

The patented technology can raise the processing priority for OAS tasks, which positively affects the performance of virtual servers or virtual workstations by reducing the response time from the antivirus engine.

The patented technology is integrated in the Kaspersky Security for Virtualisation – Light Agent. — VNS

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