GFI teams up with Kaspersky

GFI is integrating Kaspersky Labs antivirus engine into its e-mail content security product, GFI MailSecurity for Exchange/SMTP. The engine will be an optional extra for users.

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By  Zoe Moleshead Published  September 2, 2003

GFI is teaming up with Kaspersky Labs to incorporate the latter’s antivirus technology into the former’s e-mail security product, MailSecurity for Exchange/SMTP.

GFI MailSecurity offers e-mail content security and utilises multiple antivirus engines, along with HTML threat engines and content/attachment scanning to detect any potential viruses or attacks in ingoing and outgoing e-mails. While the Norman and BitDefender antivirus engines are bundled free with the product, Kaspersky is an optional extra.

GFI believes the addition of Kaspersky’s antivirus engine will offer users greater choice and more crucially higher levels of protection. “GFI MailSecurity is one of the few software solutions defending corporate email systems that combines several anti-virus technologies. The unique characteristics of Kaspersky antivirus successfully adds to the functionality of our product and allows us to provide our customers with the highest possible level of protection against malicious code,” says Nick Galea, GFI CEO. “Also, the reasonable pricing of this module makes it affordable to have a third virus engine over and above the two already included in the product,” he adds.

“Today, email is by far the most popular means used to spread malicious programs. With the corporate sector especially hit hard by viruses, annually suffering significant losses that include more than just material damage. For this reason, full-scale security for all IT-infrastructure elements is crucial for it to function reliably. We are pleased to work with GFI in integrating Kaspersky antivirus into the GFI MailSecurity system. Doing so will doubtlessly contribute to the high level of virus protection received by users of this popular solution,” says Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Kaspersky Labs commercial director.

The addition of Kaspersky will cost users US$95 for 25 mailboxes and US$1995 for 5000 mailboxes.

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