Sybari Launches Antigen Antivirus Protection for Lotus Notes and Domino

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 15, 2001–Sybari Software, Inc., the premier antivirus and security specialist for groupware solutions, today announced the release of Antigen 6 for Lotus Notes and Domino, the next generation in antivirus protection for groupware.

“Sybari has drawn upon its deep knowledge of Lotus Notes and Domino to deliver a solution which solves the crucial problems which hinder existing antivirus products today,” said Tom Buoniello, vice president of product management for Sybari Software, Inc. “The goal of this product is to deliver a ‘no compromise’ solution to virus threats without sacrificing the reliability or performance of Lotus Notes.”

Numerous radical advanced features have been implemented in Antigen 6 for Lotus Notes and Domino. The most significant is Sybari’s new Incremental CODEC technology, which enables both reading and writing to supported file object formats. For example, a MS Word document inside a Zip file that is inside a compressed Notes file attachment, can be scanned and cleaned without creating a temporary disk file or using excessive amounts of memory. In addition, it is able to simultaneously minimize the CPU impact of adding anti-virus protection to a Notes environment. Other features include:

– In-memory scanning

– Intelligent redirector

– Multiple scan engine support

– Attachment filtering

– Active content blocking

– Engine crash protection

– Immediate updates to configuration

– Full R5 support

– Native Notes MIME format scanning

The highly efficient approach used by Antigen to perform virus scanning is now being extended with Content management features. These features will apply to both real-time and message scanning jobs that can be created with Antigen. The initial features supported by Antigen will be:

– Attachment Filtering — allows the Notes administrator to delete

and/or quarantine file attachments that are entering or leaving

their environment. The administrator can list a specific

attachment name, use wild cards or block files based on type, such

as all MS Word documents or executables, regardless of file name

or the extension.

– Active Content Blocking — allows active content embedded in

messages and documents to be selectively removed. Active content

includes hotspots, buttons, java applets, ActiveX controls,

hotlinks, and others that may be leveraged by a malicious attack.

“With Notes as one of the leading messaging platforms in today’s market, we felt it necessary to provide users of this comprehensive groupware environment with a superior full-featured antivirus solution,” said Robert Wallace, president and CEO of Sybari Software, Inc. “We have a profound understanding of Notes and listen to our users. It is this understanding that has enabled us to turn out Antigen 6 — an antivirus solution that surpasses the competition.”


Antigen for Notes is currently shipping. Antigen is available as a two-year renewable license based on the number of users protected within an organization. Pricing is discounted by volume with a per user range of $25-$10 per user. Sybari offers additional pricing and support options as “trade-up” pricing for products from vendors such as Network Associates (NASDAQ:NETA), Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) and Trend Micro (NASDAQ:TMIC). For more information on Antigen and its more complex features, please visit the Sybari website at or send an email to


Since 1995, Sybari has been investigating and providing solutions for groupware based viruses and security threats. Today, more than four million groupware seats are virus-free as a result of Sybari’s Antigen technology. Sybari produces Antigen for Notes and Antigen for Exchange, which is distributed in more than 50 countries through its worldwide offices and distribution network. Sybari is headquartered in E.Northport, NY, with its International headquarters in Madrid, Spain. Sybari’s clients include IBM, Dell, Compaq, Merrill Lynch, JD Power, Amazon, Nortel, Visa, Tosco, Lufthansa, the U.S. Federal Government, Union Pacific, Wang Global/Getronics and Texaco. Evaluation copies of Antigen for Notes or Exchange are available for download from the Sybari Web site, Sybari’s many strategic partners include Lotus Development (NYSE:IBM), Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT), Computer Associates (NYSE:CA), Compaq (NYSE:CPQ) and Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq:SUNW).

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