Beta Testing For Kaspersky Anti-Virus Unix File and Mail Servers 4.5 Has Begun!

11 Jul 2003
Product news

Kaspersky Lab, an international data security software developer, announces the start of beta testing for the new version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD as well as for Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD Mail Server. The company invites all those who wish to take part in product testing the new versions replacing 4.0. Version 4.5 includes many changes and improvements. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD is intended for file servers running under the Linux, FreeBSD or OpenBSD operating systems. It effectively detects and neutralizes malicious code in all file system objects located on the server, and additionally offers users a convenient the option to automate anti-virus database updates as well as a flexible program configuration mechanism. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD Mail Server possesses all the functionality of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD together with an array of special functions. Included among these is a virus scanner that checks both incoming and outgoing SMTP mail traffic passing through the server. Upon detecting harmful code the program neutralizes it according to the established rules for each given group of senders or recipients and a wide range of email filtration modes. The major difference between Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD 4.5 (from the previous version 4.0) is the release of new anti-virus technology, the latest achievement of the Kaspersky Lab. The new anti-virus kernel, implemented into all product components, includes all leading anti-virus technologies and provides substantially better performance while maintaining the full functioning of the product. Additionally, combining all anti-virus configuration files into one enables centralized management, which significantly optimizes its administration. Also, the process for collecting and viewing statistical data is improved, functional problems (of version 4.0) connected system architecture corrected, and the product licensing policy is changed for the better. The tightly coordinated technological development of the new versions for Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD and Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD Mail Server ensures their full correspondence in terms of the new changes. Besides the differences in Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD 4.5, the modified version of the Mail Server products includes a significant revision of the components that check mail traffic and supply scanning results notifications. To get more information about the terms and procedures for participation, please visit the beta testing section at the Kaspersky Lab' site by visiting http://www.kaspersky.com/beta.html. The most active participants will be rewarded with free fully functional commercial versions of the program upon its market release.