Kaspersky® Anti-Virus to Power BorderWare's MXtreme<sup>TM</sup> Products

29 Apr 2003
Business News


Kaspersky Lab, an international data security software developer, announces the integration of Kaspersky® Anti-Virus into the MXtremeTM Mail Firewall appliance developed by BorderWare, one of the world's leading firewall vendors. The MXtreme Mail Firewall delivers a unique combination of e-mail security, spam protection and content control in a high performance appliance for mid-size and large organizations. Thousands of enterprises all over the world already trust the security of their networks to BorderWare products. However, now customers can also benefit from an integrated virus scanning option based on the renowned virus protection technology - Kaspersky Anti-Virus. The entire range of MXtreme appliances will now be empowered with the Kaspersky option to provide robust virus filtration of all incoming and outgoing email. Kaspersky Anti-Virus is widely recognized for delivering unsurpassed virus protection. The high quality of Kaspersky Lab software is affirmed by numerous victories in comparison tests conducted by respected computer publications and independent research centers as well as by positive reviews from leading information technology security experts. Additionally, many well-known data protection software developers have chosen the Kaspersky® Anti-Virus kernel to drive their very own products. Kaspersky Anti-Virus protects against all types of malicious programs including computer viruses, network worms and Trojan horses. The product utilizes a unique technology that digs viruses out from even the most difficult objects: it can scan inside more than 700 compressed file formats as well as within the most widely used e-mail databases. Whereas other anti-virus programs require time to be updated in order to detect new viruses, Kaspersky Anti-Virus employs technology that allows it to automatically identify unknown viruses. Kaspersky Anti-Virus' updating feature is yet another strong point as it is the only product to provide new virus signatures twice per day. This, combined with the option providing an advanced second-generation heuristic scanning technology, assures protection against even the latest viruses. The possibility to have Kaspersky Anti-Virus functionality directly integrated into the entire range of MXtreme products clearly sets BorderWare apart as the email security leader. Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Kaspersky Lab Commercial Director noted:
"We are happy to provide MXtreme customers with the cutting-edge virus protection technology that our company has developed and perfected over the past fourteen years. I strongly believe that the legendary reliability and cost-effectiveness of Kaspersky Anti-Virus will make BorderWare Technologies' products even more competitive and their customers' security even better."
Peter Cox, International Vice President of BorderWare Technologies commented:
"Email is the single most important network application and no organization can afford to be without effective email security controls, this applies to a wide range of e-mail specific risks but particularly to virus controls. Our agreement with Kaspersky Lab means that we can deliver industry leading anti-virus solutions in the MXtreme Mail Firewall at a very competitive price and bring truly effective e-mail security within the reach of all users."
BorderWare Technologies will commence accepting orders for the new virus scanning option based on Kaspersky® Anti-Virus on May 1, 2003, with actual delivery starting later this month. About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is an international software-development company offering advanced products protecting against viruses, hackers and spam for a wide spectrum of customers ranging from home users to enterprise-wide networks. For fourteen years the company has waged a battle against computer viruses. The protracted fight has led Kaspersky Lab to gain unique knowledge and skills in becoming a technology leader and an acknowledged expert in the development of virus defenses. About BorderWare Technologies Inc.
BorderWare Technologies Inc., the first firewall vendor to obtain the Common Criteria EAL4+ Certification, is a private company headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in London; Frankfurt; Stockholm, Washington DC and San Jose. BorderWare develops and supplies easy-to-use, highly secure Internet Gateway products and services based on its unique, field-proven S-CORE technology. BorderWare's range of solutions includes the Firewall Server, VPN client-server solutions, the Document GatewayTM and the MxtremeTM Mail Firewall.