Kaspersky Labs and Ritlabs introduce anti-virus protection for The Bat!

April 16th, 2002 Reliable Virus Protection For The Bat!.

Kaspersky Labs (www.kaspersky.com), an international data-security software developer and Ritlabs (www.ritlabs.com), a developer of mail systems and software enabling full control over transmitted data, announce the introduction of anti-virus filtration for the popular email program The Bat! Thanks to the joint effort users of The Bat! now have automatic virus checking for all incoming and outgoing messages at the moment they are received or sent.

Nowadays e-mail is the main source for virus threats – 90% of all registered incidents occur using electronic mail. This fact makes mandatory the development of adequate protection. The integration of Kaspersky Anti-Virus with The Bat! represents an important step by giving the users of one of the world’s most popular e-mail clients (The Bat! has over five million users world-wide) the ability to automatically check all their electronic correspondence. Kaspersky Anti-Virus automatically checks all the components of incoming and outgoing messages, including attachments (archived or compressed), messages contained on any nesting level, OLE objects and the e-mail body text itself. Thus, all the e-mail on a user’s computer will be already checked for viruses.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus ensures protection from over 60,000 malicious programs of all types, including computer viruses, network worms and trojan horses. The anti-virus database is updated daily allowing protection against even the latest information security threats.

The Bat! offers users a full set of functions necessary to conveniently, quickly and safely process electronic mail. The program is known for its high level of automation for creating messages, multi-lingual support, compatibility with all the most widely used protocols and a wide array of options for the dependable defense against unauthorized access to transmitted data. “The integration of Kaspersky Anti-Virus is an important addition to the unique features of The Bat! – this allows users to easily work with e-mail, while helping to maximize workplace virus protection”, said Sergey Demchenko, Ritlabs General Director.

For compatibility between The Bat! and Kaspersky Anti-Virus one must use Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro 4.0 or Anti-Virus Business Optimal and The Bat! or The Bat! Pro version 1.60 or higher.

Detailed installation instructions for the integrated use of Kaspersky Anti-Virus with The Bat! can be found at http://www.kaspersky.com/bat.html.

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