Last Update: 9th December 2015 – Kaspersky is Windows 10 Compatibile!
Office-based businesses using Kaspersky will be wanting to know when they can upgrade to Windows 10, and with limited information available online, we’d like to offer some clarity on the situation.
As per a statement from Kaspersky, they have been ‘cooperating closely with Microsoft’ to ensure customers are able to use their products, whatever operating system they are using.
All links to software downloads have been listed in their respective updates below.
Final Update – 09/12/2015: Kaspersky have announced the Commercial Release of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 SP1 MR2 for Windows (10.2.4.674)
The release notes include confirmation that support of Windows 10 has indeed been added.
All the new features and FAQs are listed in more detail on the Kaspersky website.
If you require protection and would like us to manage the process for you, please contact us.
Kaspesky Windows 10 Compatibility Details
Online Support has been informed that the solutions listed below will only support Windows 10 by the specified times:
• Kaspersky Security Center 10 will be compatible with Windows 10 in December 2015.
• Kaspersky Small Office Security 4 is compatible with Windows 10, but functionality is restricted. The product will be fully compatible by December 2015.
• Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows is going to be fully compatible with Windows 10 in December 2015
UPDATE 02/12/2015: It’s live! Beta testing is now closed and the below download links are inactive.
Here’s how to get Kaspersky for Windows 10:
Firstly Back up Security Centre and ensure you’re updated to version 10.2.434 (see what version you’re using by going to Help > About Kaspersky Security Centre).
You then need to install Patch D for Security Center otherwise you will not be able to manage the Windows 10 Clients.
You will then need to have KES 10 for Windows SP1 MR2 – however it is not yet publicly released. We do have access to this, however.
If you are a business customer looking to use Kaspersky for Windows 10, please get in contact with us and we can manage this process for you.
UPDATE 09/11/2015: Kaspersky has now released a second beta for Kaspersky Endpoint Security. This is available here. As with the last beta, we are testing this internally for Windows 10 Compatibility, so contact us if you have any queries.
UPDATE 08/09/2015: Kaspersky has released a beta version for Kaspersky Endpoint Security compatible with Windows 10. There are details and links listed in the Kaspersky forum. We are currently testing this internally for Windows 10 Compatibility, so for any queries you can contact us.
If the beta goes as planned, it is expected that the commercial release will be available before December for both Kaspersky Endpoint Security and Security Center Windows 10 compatibility.
Kaspersky Windows 10 Compatibility
Meanwhile, we know that Kaspersky Security for Virtualization is expected to include Windows 10 on its list of supported platforms in its next release of Light Agent, which is scheduled for Q1 of 2016.
If your business wants to upgrade to Windows 10 but wants to remain secure, please contact us or call on 0208 232 1190. Likewise if your business is security conscious but does not currently have a robust IT infrastructure in place, you can contact us or call using the above number.
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