Herndon, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – July 26, 2007 – Server virtualization firm, SWsoft, through an agreement with Kaspersky Lab, will offer Plesk Anti-Virus, powered by Kaspersky for the Linux and Windows platforms. As a result, service providers using SWsoft Plesk control panel software, may add more protection against spyware, Trojans, worms, key loggers and other malicious programs.
Plesk Anti-Virus Powered by Kaspersky combines reactive antivirus and spyware detection methods with proactive technologies to provide the most effective protection for hosted e-mail. The software is simple to install and set up, while offering advanced users a range of versatile settings for fine-tuning the program. SWsoft is currently offering the software as an add-on for Plesk 8.1 for Windows. The add-on is also available for Linux users in Plesk 8.2.
Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft remarked, ”We are pleased to offer our Plesk customers an anti-virus option based on technology from Kaspersky Lab, one of the most trusted names in Internet security. This is another example how our OPEN FUSION initiative is helping the growing ecosystem of hosting providers and software vendors diversify their service offerings with open software applications to meet customer demands and take advantage of new opportunities, such as software-as-a-service (SaaS).”
Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Business Development Director at Kaspersky Lab added, ”Through our agreement with SWsoft, we can extend the benefits of dependable anti-virus software to thousands of new web hosting customers. Service providers will be able to drive additional revenue through a greater menu of anti-virus offerings and flexible security options for their customer base.”
Damian Schmidt, CEO of STRATO offered, ”As one of Europe’s leading web hosts, STRATO is pleased to offer a substantial anti-virus solution for our customers with dedicated servers. As a long-term partner of SWsoft, STRATO welcomes the seamless integration of Kaspersky into Plesk, meeting our high standards for ease of use.”
Plesk Anti-Virus Powered by Kaspersky is available now from SWsoft and its partners. Prices are based on the number of mailboxes, from 100 to 10,000 mailboxes per license. Visit www.swsoft.com/en/products/plesk/addons/#kav-win for more information. As part of a previous agreement between the two companies, Kaspersky Internet Security is currently offered as a six-month free trial application pre-loaded with SWsoft’s Parallels Desktop for Mac virtualization product.
OPEN FUSION is an SWsoft technology initiative to improve integration among a wide range of systems, third-party applications and modules, and custom and in-house solutions. The OPEN FUSION platform enables optimized delivery of SaaS and traditional hosting services to help independent software vendors (ISVs) and service providers take full advantage of new opportunities in the market.
Kaspersky Lab delivers protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing and spam. Kaspersky Lab products detection rates and one of the industry’s fastest outbreak response times for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment.
Founded in 1999, SWsoft is a recognized leader in server automation and virtualization software. With more than 10,000 customers in over 100 countries, SWsoft’s suite of products delivers proven performance, reliability, manageability and value. With offices around the world; SWsoft is a high growth company, funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Venture Partners and Intel Capital, offering comprehensive solutions â€“ transparently integrated through the OPEN FUSION Initiative – including Virtuozzo, Plesk, SiteBuilder, HSPcomplete and PEM.
For more information about Kaspersky Lab, please visit: www.kaspersky.com.
To learn more about SWsoft, please visit: www.swsoft.com.