Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Microsoft Exchange Server in the final stages of development

24 Dec 2004
Product news

Kaspersky Lab opens beta testing of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2000/2003

Kaspersky Lab, a leading secure content management software developer, announces the start of beta testing of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Microsoft Exchange Server. All interested parties are invited to participate. The solution is designed to protect mail boxes and shared folders placed on servers running under Microsoft Exchange Server 2000/ 2003. It is part of the product range designed to protect corporate networks, and this new version incorporates a range of technological and architectural upgrades.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Microsoft Exchange Server provides comprehensive protection for mail servers by checking all incoming and outgoing mail messages, as well as embedded objects, for the presence of malicious code. The solution neutralizes malicious code to prevent it spreading further. It incorporates a wide range of functions for processing infected objects, including the option to rename infected and suspicious messages and move them to the quarantine directory. To expedite performance, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Microsoft Exchange Server offers the option of scanning mail using several streams, while the automated remote update function ensures maximum protection.

This new version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Microsoft Exchange Server is easier to use, with a reworked graphical interface designed in accordance with Microsoft Management Console standards. The new interface enables administrators to begin using the solution without any preliminary configuration, and also extends configuration options.

The solution is highly effective in processing infected objects. It is possible to make backup copies of infected objects before processing them, meaning that infected objects can either be restored or sent to Kaspersky Lab for analysis. Users enjoy heightened protection due to the fact that the solution can be configured to automatically detect virus epidemics; timely notification of such epidemics enable administrators to take prompt action.

The new version also provides upgraded protection against malicious code. Multiple copies of the antivirus engine can be run, with the number being optimized in accordance with the number of processors. The options for checking objects in RAM have also been extended. Up to 10 objects of 1MB each can be scanned in parallel without accessing hard disk resources.

Reporting and statistics systems have also been modernized, allowing administrators to configure a range of report and logging parameters, including the option of regular reports on solution performance. Reports can be created either automatically or on demand. Reports can be accessed using standard Microsoft tools such as Internet Explorer, and can also be distributed by email.

The beta-testing section of www.kaspersky.com contains more information about the beta-testing program terms and conditions.