Kaspersky Lab starts beta testing of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Linux File Server

22 Jun 2009
Product news

Kaspersky Lab, a leading producer of secure content management solutions, announces the beta-version release of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux File Server 6.0.

Malicious programs are capable of passing through Linux file servers before targeting other components of a heterogeneous network, e.g., workstations running Microsoft Windows. Although they may be renowned for their reliability, Linux operating systems still require protection; every year there is an increase in the amount of malware being developed for Linux systems.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux File Server 6.0 is a solution offering antivirus protection to the vast majority of Linux file servers. It supersedes two earlier products – Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux File Server 5.7 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Samba Server 5.5, combining their functionalities with a number of new capabilities.

The architecture of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux File Server 6.0 provides multilayered protection for file systems in Linux/heterogeneous networks, functioning simultaneously on the entire file system level and on the Samba server level.

The product offers a substantially wider set of management solutions. Kaspersky Web Management Console, the new web-based interface, provides full-scale management capabilities available from any computer via a web browser. The final release of the product will support all centralized management services via Kaspersky Administration Kit.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux File Server 6.0 supports all modern 32-bit and 64-bit distributions of Linux-family operating systems, including Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, openSUSE, Debian GNU, and Ubuntu. Another improvement on the previous product versions is the added support of Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 and Novell NSS, making it easier for Novell NetWare users to migrate to the new operating system.

Kaspersky Lab invites you to participate in beta testing of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux File Server 6.0. The company’s developers are interested in receiving constructive feedback about all aspects of the product, especially the new innovations. All users are welcome to send their feedback to linuxfs@kaspersky.com. Please ensure that any feedback addresses both the product and Kaspersky Web Management Console.

The beta version of the product is available at www.kaspersky.com/beta.

About Kaspersky Lab

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