Cloud Computing: Kaspersky to end hosted services this month

Grazed from SCMagazine. Author: Dan Raywood.

Kaspersky has confirmed that it will commence winding down its hosted security service this month. In an email to SC Magazine, Kaspersky confirmed its announcement from August 2012 that it was ceasing to sell Kaspersky Hosted Security (KHS), but that all existing customers would be fully supported through to August 2013.

Now it is passing users to partner Spamina after ‘an exhaustive study of the SaaS market'. “Spamina has proven to be extremely successful at providing their customers with industry-leading hosted email and web security services,” it said. “Having integrated Kaspersky Lab's industry leading engine as a substantial component of our malware detection system, we ensure customers have the same high level of protection they've become accustomed to with KHS...

In addition, Spamina offers additional valuable features such as email continuity, automatic email backup, optional webmail access, rules engines, great spam and malware filtering protection, cloud-based architecture, Kaspersky Lab's anti-virus engine as well as a partner console for easily setting trial accounts, activating licenses and manage your contract renewals from a single point console.”...

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