Kaspersky and Nextcloud partner to add protection to content collaboration technology

Monday, August 31, 2020

Company: Kaspersky

Today, Kaspersky and Nextcloud are announcing a partnership to help customers secure their data and collaboration work. Kaspersky Scan Engine , the company's integrated security product, can now be combined with the secure, on-premise content collaboration technology from Nextcloud to automatically scan files when they are uploaded, and ensure no dangerous files or malware can spread among customer endpoints.

Online collaboration tools are becoming one of the key technologies to support remote and distributed work in modern organizations - especially when considering the COVID-19 lockdown and aftermath. According to a Gartner survey, 74% of organizations are planning for some of their staff to remain as remote workers after the COVID-19 crisis.

While collaboration tools enable file sharing across an organization’s endpoints, the risk of malicious files spreading in this way has to be mitigated. The cross-platform nature of Nextcloud, with clients on mobile and desktop operating systems, means users can unknowingly upload and share infected files that might not affect their device, or even intentionally try to spread them through a public Nextcloud instance.

Kaspersky Scan Engine is now available for Nextcloud customers and will intercept malicious files and block them from being uploaded on the server-side, making sure the malware is not distributed to other users. Thanks to detection capabilities empowered with heuristic analysis and machine learning-based technologies, the product provides best-in-class protection from a wide range of malware; including Trojans, spyware or adware while also being able to filter out malicious, phishing and adware URLs.

“Nextcloud strives to provide the most secure online collaboration platform on the market. By integrating Kaspersky's powerful protection capabilities, enterprises can be reassured that malicious content cannot easily spread through their document exchange technology,” says Frank Karlitschek, CEO of Nextcloud GmbH.

“The integration of Kaspersky anti-malware technology into Nextcloud’s product provides its customers with the certainty that files accessed through or downloaded from their content collaboration platform will be secure,” says Alexander Karpitsky, head of Kaspersky technology alliances, Kaspersky. “It is extremely difficult for businesses to fight millions of web threats on their own – that’s why technology partners are needed. Together we can make our online world safer.”

Enterprise customers can install the Nextcloud Anti-virus application from the app store and contact Nextcloud for support. Customers can contact Kaspersky to receive Kaspersky Scan Engine and test the product with a free trial license.

To find out more about Kaspersky Integrated Technology Solutions, including Kaspersky Scan Engine, please visit this page.

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