Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux Mail Server

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux Mail Server provides effective antivirus protection for corporate mail traffic. The application is integrated as an additional module into the existing mail system and provides real-time scanning of SMTP mail traffic for malicious code.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux Mail Server scans the server’s file systems on demand, and supports the most widely-used email solutions, namely Postfix, Sendmail, Qmail and Exim.


Detects and disinfects viruses, spyware and other malware 

Antivirus scanning. All elements of email messages are scanned for malicious code. The application scans for and removes all types of viruses, Trojans, spyware, malicious and potentially hostile programs from incoming and outgoing mail messages and attachments in most formats.

Customizable notifications. When a suspicious or infected object is detected, the system administrator, sender and recipient of the message receive a message, the contents and format of which are defined by the system administrator. System messages can be sent in any language.

Quarantine. Infected, suspicious and damaged objects detected in a server’s file system or in email traffic can be moved to the quarantine folder, where they will be disinfected, deleted or stored according to pre-defined settings.

Backup copies. Backup storage can be created to store copies of infected objects before they are treated, making it possible to restore if necessary.

File server scanning. In addition to scanning mail traffic, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux Mail Servers offers on demand scanning of the server’s file systems. The scanning is performed with the help of iChecker, a check-summing technology which significantly reduces the amount of time required for additional scans of each object.

Additional message filtering 

By attachment type. The application can be configured to filter mail traffic by attachment name and file type and to apply specified processing rules for each category.

By user group. Administrators can create user groups, assign individual message processing rules to each group and define user privileges for each group.

Flexible management and administration 

Remote administration. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux Mail Server can be configured either traditionally, via the application’s configuration file, or using the Web interface.

Configuration of updates. Antivirus databases can be updated from Kaspersky Lab’s servers via the Internet or from local update servers on demand or on schedule. Administrators can choose the type of antivirus databases to be used: standard (detection of true malware only) or extended (databases used to detect potentially hostile software – spyware, adware and more). Kaspersky Lab antivirus databases are updated hourly.

System Requirements 

Hardware Requirements for mail servers with daily traffic of 200MB
  • Intel Pentium IV 3GHz or higher
  • At least 1GB RAM
  • At least 200MB available hard disk space for installation
Software Requirements

1. One of the following operating systems

32-bit operating systems:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5.2;
  • Fedora 9;
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2;
  • openSUSE Linux 11.0;
  • Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (r4);
  • Mandriva Corporate Server 4.0;
  • Ubuntu 8.04.1 Server Edition;
  • FreeBSD 6.3, 7.0.

64-bit operating systems:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5.2;
  • Fedora 9;
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2;
  • openSUSE Linux 11.0.

2. One of the following mail systems:

  • Sendmail 8.12.x or higher;
  • qmail 1.03;
  • Postfix 2.x;
  • Postfix 2.4 (for integration using the milter interface);
  • Exim 4.x. (for "exim" integration post-queue);
  • Exim 4.51+ (for "exim-dlfunc" integration, i.e. via the dynamic download function).

3. Linux/FreeBSD utilities: awk, grep, sed

4. Perl 5.0 or higher.

5. The Webmin program (www.webmin.com; optional) for remote administration of Kaspersky Anti-Virus.

6. NET-SNMP version or higher (optional) for using SNMP.

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