Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 5.5 for Lotus Notes/Domino released for open beta testing

22 Sep 2005
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Kaspersky Lab begins beta testing of upgraded product

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions that protect against viruses, worms, Trojans, hacker attacks and spam, announces that beta testing of Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 5.5 for Lotus Notes/Domino has begun. Kaspersky Lab invites participants to take part in the testing program for this product, which was developed specifically for the Lotus Notes/Domino messaging systems and incorporates a number of significant architecture-related and procedural changes.

A major enhancement to the antivirus program is its improved performance achieved by changing the application's architecture. Messages are no longer required to be saved in a temporary mail folder for antivirus scanning and mail traffic processing, making the scanning process significantly faster. In addition, the application's performance on Lotus Notes / Domino mail servers has also increased. If a replication operation is performed on an array, then only one replication stream on a particular server is scanned, optimizing system load and reducing scan times.

Finally, the release of this new version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Lotus Notes/Domino has made it even more convenient for system administrators with a simpler sever installation process that is similar to the standard program installation procedure used in Windows, familiar to every IT professional.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.5 for Lotus Notes/Domino provides antivirus protection for mail systems using Lotus Notes/Domino. The program is installed on a server running the Windows NT/2000 operating system and scans all mail sent and received via the server, as well as database files, for viruses and other malicious code. Both message bodies and attachments are scanned, including attached archives and compressed executable files, as well as attached email messages and mail database files. Importantly, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Lotus Notes/Domino can treat both message bodies and attached files.

This antivirus solution includes a broad range of features related to processing suspicious objects. In particular, files can be filtered by extension, based on the file types specified in the program's settings. If an infected, damaged or suspicious object is detected, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.5 for Lotus Notes/Domino will move it to a special quarantine database, where it can be further analyzed. The notification system can send notifications of attempts to send infected messages to a specific recipient or to a mailing list defined by the administrator. The sender of the infected object is also notified. All relevant details of results from the program's operation are recorded in a log.

The conditions and procedures of participation in the beta testing program are available from the beta testing section on the Kaspersky Lab website. The most active participants of the program will receive a free copy of the program upon commercial release.

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Kaspersky Lab develops, produces and distributes information security solutions that protect customers from IT threats and allow enterprises to manage risk. Kaspersky Lab's products protect electronic information from viruses, spyware, Trojans, hackers and spam for home users and corporate networks alike. For many years now the company has waged a battle against malicious programs, and in doing so has gained unique knowledge and skills that have Kaspersky Lab to become a technology leader and acknowledged expert in the development of secure content management solutions. Today, Kaspersky Lab's products protect more than 75 million users worldwide and its technology is licensed by leading security vendors including Aladdin, BlackSpider Technologies, BorderWare Technologies, F-Secure, FrontBridge Technologies, Microworld and Sybari. To find out more about Kaspersky Lab, visit our website.