Kaspersky Anti-Virus Secures WinGate Proxy Server

Kaspersky Labs (www.kaspersky.com), a leading information securitysoftware developer and Qbik New Zealand Limited (www.qbik.com), adeveloper of Internet connectivity and security software, announce therelease of an integrated anti-virus system for WinGate, one of the mostpopular products for managing and sharing internet connections. Thesystem is based on renowned Kaspersky Anti-Virus technology, whichbecame Qbik’s first choice for integration with its products.

Launched in 1995, WinGate was the world’s first Internet connectionsharing proxy solution for Windows. It has since evolved into a powerfulInternet connection management and policy control solution, and includesan integrated firewall. WinGate’s features have made it deservedlypopular, and more than 10 million people throughout the world use it ona daily basis. The Kaspersky Labs anti-virus scanner complements andseamlessly extends the functional capabilities of the WinGate package.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus is available to WinGate users as an additionaloption which supports a full range of functions to combat maliciousprograms. Kaspersky AntiVirus for WinGate provides real-time scanning ofinbound and outbound data traffic including e-mail (POP3 and SMTP), webpages (HTTP) and data transmitted by FTP.

The built-in quarantine function of WinGate allows administrators toisolate infected objects, thereby preventing the spread of maliciouscode. Data placed in ‘quarantine’ can be examined to determine the typeof virus, and the source of the infection (this includes informationabout the user who initiated the spread of the virus).

“Our main goal is not only to ensure that WinGate provides our userswith the controls and functionality they require for peace-of-mindsecure internet connectivity – we wish to ensure that the user’snetworks and data are also kept secure. The introduction of ananti-virus module powered by Kaspersky Anti-Virus, which we believe isone of the most effective and reliable methods of anti-virus protectionavailable, means that our users can now also forget about virus threatsas well” said Adrien de Croy, CEO of Qbik New Zealand Limited.

“At Kaspersky Labs, working in partnership with leading softwaredevelopers is a core business strategy. We are certain that, being aresult of such a partnership, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for WinGate willenable both parties to reinforce their market position, as well assignificantly improve the quality of virus-protection offered to WinGateusers,” stated Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Commercial Director at Kaspersky Labs.

About Kaspersky Labs

Kaspersky Labs is an international software-development company offeringadvanced products against viruses, hackers and spam for a wide spectrumof customers, from home users to corporate networks. In 14 years ofcombating virus threats, the company has gained unique knowledge andskills that have led to Kaspersky Labs becoming an acknowledged expertin the creation of systems protecting against external threats.

About Qbik

Founded in 1995, Qbik is a privately owned software development companyspecialising in Internet connectivity and security. Qbik has a range ofsoftware products which allow users to manage their Internetconnectivity (WinGate), connect remote offices together (WinGate VPN),and combat network security threats (NetPatrol). WinGate was the firstInternet sharing proxy solution running under Microsoft Windows thatallows multiple users access to the Internet across a single channel.

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