F-Secure Anti-Virus for Internet Mail 6.0 News

To stop new and fast spreading viruses, anti-virus products require more advanced functionalities. To address this need, F-Secure Anti-Virus for Internet Mail 6.0 now provides advanced protection against new unknown viruses, and introduces several new features to improve corporate virus protection.

F-Secure Anti-Virus for Internet Mail detects and removes viruses, worms and Trojans from both incoming and outgoing email traffic in real time, before viruses can enter or leave the corporate network. The latest version of the software allows the corporate administrator to define what types of email attachments are allowed to pass through the firewalls and/or email servers. Companies can greatly improve their security by stopping email attachment types such as .exe and .vbs.

For example, dropping all .vbs file attachments, viruses such as Love Letter could have been stopped even before updated protection was available from anti-virus vendors. Furthermore, the attachment-stripping feature enables corporate administrators to filter out non-work related emails that include for example pictures and multimedia files. F-Secure Anti-Virus for Internet Mail 6.0 can also strip email attachments based on file name. If needed, the stripped attachments can be placed in a local quarantine directory. This way the administrator is able to view the types of email attachments that have been removed from incoming and outgoing corporate emails.

F-Secure Anti-Virus for Internet Mail 6.0 also includes the possibility for using a local user interface for monitoring the status and statistics of the product. This helps evaluation and installation of the product and makes configuration on small networks easier.

About F-Secure Corporation

F-Secure Corporation is a leading developer of centrally managed security solutions for the mobile, distributed enterprise. The company offers a full range of award-winning, integrated anti-virus, file encryption, distributed firewall and VPN solutions for workstations, servers, gateways and mobile devices. F-Secure products are uniquely suited for delivery of Security as a Service, which provides invisible, reliable, always-on, and up-to-date security for the most widely distributed user base. Whether provided by corporate IT or delivered by service providers, F-Secure solutions extend policy-based security and instant alerts to all devices where information is created, stored or accessed. Founded in 1988, F-Secure Corporation is listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange [HEX: FSC]. The company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, with North American headquarters in San Jose, California, as well as offices worldwide.

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