San Jose, California – (The Hosting News) – February 13, 2006 – Provider of security software for enterprises and consumers, ESET, has announced the upgrade of its NOD32 Antivirus for Linux. According to the company, with this release, enterprise and ISP customers benefit from even greater performance and flexibility at their gateway mail servers.
Andrew Lee, CTO of ESET explained, ”Many businesses and service providers are realizing the strength and stability of Linux systems, particularly for email and web hosting. With today’s release, Linux users have even more reason to employ Linux in the most demanding environments.”
ESET has designed NOD32 Antivirus for Linux around excellent performance and stability. In this regard, the new version is a leap forward, and its support for multi-threading allows for faster performance. Virus Bulletin tests on a previous version showed NOD32 was two to four times faster than the competition, processing 14 MB/sec in on demand scanning tests. This type of performance allows large organizations to reduce operational costs by deploying fewer machines.
New Features – NOD32 Antivirus for Linux:
– Multi-threaded support: Drastically improves performance, allowing multiple files to be scanned at once.
– Custom configuration profiles by individual user account and group: Enables custom settings and filters to limit scanning based, for example, on file size, nested archives and scanning time.
– ThreatSense.Net sample submission system: Linux users will also benefit from ESET’s ThreatSense.Net, an online early warning system. ThreatSense.Net monitors global malware epidemics based on information gathered from two-way communication between NOD32 Antivirus users and ESET’s ThreatLab. Customers can opt-in to automatically provide ESET’s researchers with anonymous data about new threats detected by NOD32 Antivirus for Linux. The gathered data is used to enhance the ThreatSense(R) engine to detect subsequent waves of new malware.
– X- header modification: Allows users to create customized filtering to quarantine certain items or create specific alerts.
NOD32 Antivirus for Linux is available immediately and supports all major Linux distributions including Red Hat, Fedora, Mandrake, SuSE and Debian.
All NOD32 products incorporate ThreatSense technology, a sophisticated detection system based on advanced heuristics that proactively identifies previously unknown viruses, Trojans, spyware and phishing attacks in real-time. ThreatSense is built into NOD32’s single scanning engine to provide comprehensive protection so users do not need to rely on additional point solutions for spyware and adware protection.
To learn more about ESET, please visit: www.eset.com.