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Kaspersky Security for SharePoint

Collaboration platforms can be a source of malware and other security risks.

If you’re running Microsoft SharePoint Server, you’ll know that endpoint protection solutions are unsuitable – as all content managed by SharePoint Server is stored in an SQL database.

Kaspersky Security for SharePoint Server is a dedicated protection solution that uses Kaspersky’s latest antivirus engine to secure SharePoint platforms.



  • Antivirus protection
    Kaspersky’s latest antivirus engine, together with regular updates, ensures a high detection rate.  Kaspersky Security for SharePoint Server can protect an entire SharePoint farm, including the front end, SQL server, applications, search, index and more.
  • Kaspersky Security Network
    Real time cloud-assisted protection against even zero-day threats.
  • Performance
    The application has been designed to have minor impact on system performance.  In addition, file filtering features can help to reduce the overhead on system and storage resources.
  • Data Loss Protection
    All documents are analyzed and any that contain confidential corporate data or sensitive information about employees are automatically registered and blocked.
  • Ease of management
    Native management tool provides comprehensive functionality in a way that’s intuitive to use, so the application is quick and easy to operate and does not require additional training for IT personnel.
  • Detailed logs and flexible reporting
    A wide range of reports, logs and notifications help to keep managers and administrators informed about issues and the status of protection.
  • Support for communication policies
    Content filtering features help to ensure that communication on SharePoint sites is carried out according to your policies and standards.  The application can prevent the storage of files that include inappropriate content.
  • Protection for wikis/blogs
    The application protects all types of Sharepoint repositories including wikis and blogs.

Robust protection for your IT systems

  • On-access scan
    Files are scanned in real time, while they’re uploading or downloading.
  • Background scan
    Server content is regularly checked, using the latest malware signatures.  In addition, the application can also scan content that is held on external storage devices.  
  • Anti-Phishing
    Web content is now scanned for phishing links to protect user data against theft.

Limiting the load on your hardware resources

  • File filtering
    File filtering can help to enforce document storage policies and reduce the demands placed on storage devices.  The application enables managers to create lists of prohibited file names and extensions.  Preset file type profiles are included (such as music, video and executable files), so that policies can be implemented more rapidly.  By analyzing real file formats, regardless of the extension name, the application ensures that avoiding the use of a prohibited file extension does not lead to a violation of the security policy.

Comprehensive Data Protection

  • Detection of Confidential Information in Documents
    In addition to detecting specific types of data – such as personal details and payment card data – the application also scans documents for words or phrases that are contained in a range of pre-installed, themed glossaries, including ‘Finance’, ‘Administration Documents’ and ‘Offensive & Obscene Vocabulary’. This can be a valuable tool in helping businesses to protect sensitive information and achieve regulatory compliance.
  • Custom Glossaries
    Each of the standard glossaries is regularly updated. However, administrators can also set up their own custom glossaries that contain keywords and phrases that are relevant to their business or to specific projects. The application will then block documents that contain any of these words. Glossaries can also be created using query language.
  • Deep Analysis of Content
    Structured data can also be used as a search object. This enables the blocking of any document that contains a combination of specific data types – or the blocking of documents that contain data in complex arrays, such as customer databases.

Ease of management

  • Intuitive interface
    The application’s administration tool has an interface that is easy to understand and uses a scenario-based approach. All of the most commonly used administrative scenarios are included.
  • Native administration tool
    An entire server farm environment can be centrally managed from a single console.
  • Dashboard
    A clearly laid out dashboard display provides real-time access to current product status, database version and licence status for all protected servers.  Graphical representations of protection status are stored for one week.  
  • Backup of modified files
    A backup facility keeps detailed information about modified files.  In the event of an incident, this information can help with investigations. The application can also restore modified files if required.  
    Backups are stored in a protected, isolated environment.
  • Integration with Active Directory
    The application provides for the authentication of Active Directory users. 
  • Role-Based Access
    Security management and the management of confidential information distribution can be assigned to different personnel or job roles.

Notifications, logs and reporting

  • Notification system
    Automatic notifications inform system administrators and document owners about policy violation incidents, so that immediate action can be taken.
  • Detailed logs
    Detailed information about all product actions is recorded.  This enables the cause of a problem to be identified easily and rapidly.
  • Extensive reporting
    Flexible reports give an overview of key events and the status of the security system.  Reports can be sent by email, in HTML format.  

Support your organisation’s communication policies

  • Content filtering
    The application prevents the storage of files that include inappropriate content, regardless of file type. The content of each file is analyzed, based on key words.
  • Dictionaries
    The application includes a set of dictionaries for content filtering.  The dictionaries cover four categories – obscene language, weapons, narcotics and pornography.  In addition, managers can create further dictionaries.  

System Requirements for Kaspersky Security 9.0 for SharePoint Server

Microsoft SharePoint Server

Microsoft SharePoint Server versions

  • SharePoint Server 2010 with latest service pack
  • SharePoint Server 2013 with latest service pack

Security Server

Operating Systems

For SharePoint Server 2010:
  • Windows Server 2008 x64;
  • Windows Server 2008 R2;
  • Windows Server 2012 R2.
For SharePoint Server 2013:
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Service Pack 1;
  • Windows Server 2012 x64;
  • Windows Server 2012 R2.

Administration Console

Operating Systems

  • Windows Server 2008;
  • Windows Server 2008 х64;
  • Windows Server 2008 R2;
  • Windows Server 2012 x64;
  • Windows Server 2012 R2;
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2;
  • Microsoft Windows Vista х64 Service Pack 2;
  • Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1;
  • Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1;
  • Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1;
  • Windows 7 Enterprise x64 Service Pack 1;
  • Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1;
  • Windows 7 Ultimate x 64 Service Pack 1;
  • Windows 8;
  • Windows 8 x64;
  • Windows 8.1
For installation and operation of the Administration Console, you will need Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Management Console 3.0 installed.

Additional Requirements

The product requires SQL Server installed locally or remotely. The supported versions of Microsoft SQL Server are:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express, Standard or Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express, Standard or Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express, Standard or Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express, Standard or Enterprise

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