DrayTek and Kaspersky Lab Join Forces for Gateway Antivirus Appliance: the VigorPro 5500 UTM

15 Jan 2007
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading provider of content management security solutions, and DrayTek Corp. (TSE: 6216), a feature-oriented broadband access solutions provider, partner to provide a boost to small and medium businesses (SMBs) with the release of VigorPro 5500 UTM appliance. Integrated within VigorPro 5500 is Kaspersky® SafeStream, meaning SMBs will benefit from cutting-edge anti-virus technology at the gateway.

Kaspersky SafeStream is an innovative solution that enables ‘on-the-fly’ antivirus scanning that does not require any full file proxying. The Kaspersky SafeStream database is platform independent and is suitable for hardware acceleration. It allows for the implementation of high performance antivirus filters on platforms where traditional antivirus software is not available due to limitations in the architecture, processing power or memory. When combined with hardware acceleration solutions, Kaspersky SafeStream provides high speed throughput and efficient perimeter level defense against virus outbreaks and the most dangerous malware. Thus, Kaspersky SafeStream presents a balanced trade-off between in-depth security and unparalleled performance.

Many SMBs do not have the resources to employ dedicated IT staff, which makes the implementation of an effective security package essential. Thankfully, VigorPro 5500 addresses this need – the appliance provides protection from malware, and intrusion attacks by hackers; and provides web filtering, ensuring the SMB does not fall victim to web based threats and its employees do not access illegal or undesirable content.

Comments Donald Lin, Vice President of DrayTek Corp: “VigorPro 5500 UTM integrates gateway anti-virus and anti-intrusion technology with versatile ‘anti-X’ security functions, providing great system performance. The integration of Kaspersky SafeStream assures SMBs that they are being protected by anti-virus technology that features world-leading response times to the most active malicious threats.”

In order to provide the inline inspection without descending system performance, VigorPro 5500 implements unique Multi-Stack Stateful Inspection (MSSI) scanning technology together with a hardware-accelerated scan engine.

VigorPro 5500 performs Layer 7 packet inspection for matched patterns or protocol anomaly via its embedded signature-based Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP). This means it can block any attacks from viruses, worms, VoIP threats, Trojans, or any other malware hidden inside multiple packets.

Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Business Development Director at Kaspersky Lab, says: “We are confident that our long-term partnership with DrayTek will be a mutually beneficial one. From an SMB’s perspective, it will benefit greatly from the VigorPro 5500 UTM appliance as it will address all their security needs – and they have the added peace of mind that the Kaspersky SafeStream anti-virus component is second to none.”

VigorPro 5500 dramatically enhances the productivity in a multi-site, complex corporate network infrastructure, and reduces management overheads through proactive network protection.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the largest antivirus company in Europe. It delivers some of the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. The Company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and one of the industry’s fastest outbreak response times for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry’s leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.

About DrayTek:

Since its establishment in 1997, DrayTek has focused on providing comprehensive remote access solutions for small office and home users. The migration from the leading provider of remote access solutions to the global vendor of VPN Firewall, VoIP and Unified Security solutions for small and medium size enterprises (SME) is validated through continuous endeavor towards customers. With its outstanding and innovative technology development strength, DrayTek keeps providing market-leading products including enterprise-level Security Firewall, mission-critical VPN facilities for SMB, and versatile xDSL customer-premise-device integrated with VoIP, Wireless and ISDN for SOHO users. For more information please visit www.draytek.com.


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