Kaspersky introduces ‘Kaspersky Next’, new flagship product line for businesses in Sri Lanka

Kaspersky today introduced its new flagship product line ‘Kaspersky Next’ in Sri Lanka, combining robust endpoint protection with the transparency and speed of EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) alongside the visibility and powerful tools of XDR (Extended Detection and Response). Customers can now choose one of three product tiers tailored to their business requirements, the complexity of their IT infrastructure, and their available resources

Amid the constantly evolving cyberthreat landscape, it is vital for companies to have a comprehensive cybersecurity solution they can trust and rely on for effective protection. According to Enterprise Strategy Group’s XDR and SOC Modernization Report, businesses are still struggling to find information security tools that can detect and investigate advanced threats on time.[1] As a leading innovative and technological company, Kaspersky is continuously developing its solutions to address all the cybersecurity requirements of businesses, helping them build up reliable cybersecurity frameworks.

“Today, we unveil of our cutting-edge XDR solution and the transformation of our corporate product offerings, marking a pivotal moment in our active journey as an enterprise cybersecurity vendor. With the introduction of Kaspersky Next, we’re simplifying the complexities of EDR and XDR for businesses and organizations in Sri Lanka of all sizes. Our mission is to deliver top-notch protection driven by unparalleled expertise to every customer—whether they’re novices in cybersecurity or equipped with their own SOC teams. Our ultimate goal is to empower companies to construct dependable and efficient information security systems that meet their unique cybersecurity needs,” says Yeo Siang Tiong, General Manager for Southeast Asia at Kaspersky.

In 2023, Kaspersky products detected 15 million local incidents on the computers of Kaspersky Security Network participants in Sri Lanka. Overall, 46.7% of users in Sri Lanka were targeted by local threats during this period.

These statistics represent the malicious programmes found directly on users’ computers or removable media connected to them (flash drives, camera memory cards, phones, external hard drives) or that initially made their way onto the computer in non-open form (for example, programmes in complex installers or encrypted files).

Additionally, 9.3 million different Internet-borne cyberthreats were detected on the computers of KSN participants in Sri Lanka. Overall, 39.5% of users were targeted by web-borne threats during this period.

Web-based threats expose people and computer systems to online harm. This includes well-known threats such as phishing (a type of social engineering attack) and through the exploitation of vulnerabilities in browsers or infected plugins.

“In Sri Lanka, we observe high incidence of malware spread through removable media such as USB drives. These attacks exploit vulnerabilities in local systems, often bypassing initial digital defenses. On the web front, the majority of attacks are conducted through browsers, leveraging drive-by download tactics that exploit browser and plugin vulnerabilities. Coupled with the rise in social engineering attacks, where users are deceived into downloading seemingly legitimate files, our data underscores the critical need for comprehensive cybersecurity strategies. With Kaspersky Next, we aim to empower Sri Lankan businesses to effectively combat these diverse and sophisticated threats, ensuring robust protection and resilience against cyber intrusions,” adds Yeo.

Kaspersky Next is a new line of cybersecurity products that includes robust endpoint protection powered by AI capabilities, and goes beyond the classic EPP (Endpoint Protection Platform), bringing together EDR and XDR for corporate customers of any size and industry. As the most advanced and effective cybersecurity solutions, EDR and XDR help companies to withstand the more prevalent, evasive, and sophisticated attacks, providing businesses with total visibility, control, rapid response and proactive threat hunting.

Kaspersky Next is deployment-agnostic and allows for both cloud and on-premise installations. Companies can manage it either through a streamlined console to perform core cybersecurity tasks quickly, or via an enterprise-grade console with more granular controls and advanced monitoring.

The new product line helps companies build crucial cybersecurity functions, to provide robust protection against multiple types of threats that business face the most, such as ransomware, malware and data breaches, and avoid infrastructure penetration through Business Email Compromise, supply chain attacks, exploits and other vulnerabilities.

Kaspersky Next includes multiple automation features such as cloud monitoring and blocking, vulnerability and patch management, IoC[2] scan and playbooks that help businesses not only to support the effective detection and remediation of complex and new threats, but also to significantly reduce the burden on cybersecurity teams by minimizing the number of routine cybersecurity tasks.

Kaspersky Next currently comprises of three product tiers:

Kaspersky Next EDR Foundations provides powerful endpoint protection that identifies and neutralizes threats before they can harm business processes. Flexible, straightforward security controls and built-in IT scenarios enable hands-off operation and let companies customize their security policies to suit their unique needs.

This solution is recommended for companies where information security is performed by IT departments.

Kaspersky Next EDR Optimum provides strong endpoint protection with essential EDR functionality, advanced controls, patch management and cloud security. Threat visibility, investigation and response are guided to help businesses deflect attacks rapidly and with minimal resources.

This solution is recommended for companies with small information security teams.

Kaspersky Next XDR Expert aggregates, analyzes and correlates data from various sources across an organization’s IT infrastructure, providing real-time visibility and deep insights into evolving cyber risks to deliver advanced threat detection and automated response. It’s the robust cybersecurity solution that can also integrate with third-party vendors.

This solution is recommended for companies with experienced cybersecurity teams or Security Operations Centers (SOC).

Kaspersky Next is a part of the company’s B2B product ecosystem and it is designed to be directly compatible with other Kaspersky solutions and services. With the growing demand for more comprehensive cybersecurity protection, companies can also easily migrate from one tier to another depending on their current cybersecurity requirements.

To learn more about Kaspersky Next, please visit the website.

[1] SOC Modernization and the Role of XDR, Enterprise Strategy Group, 2022

[2] IoC = Indicator of compromise

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