F-Secure Unveils A New Linux-Product For High Speed Virus And Content Scanning At The Corporate Network Perimeter

F-Secure Corporation (HEX: FSC), a worldwide leader in antivirus and intrusion prevention software extends its portfolio of gateway security solutions by introducing a new antivirus, anti-spam and content filtering solution for Linux servers. With this new product organizations can build a low cost, comprehensive protection against viruses and other harmful content arriving via email, web and file transfers. F-Secure Internet Gatekeeper for Linux provides unparallel performance and reliability compared to competing solutions available today in the market making it a very compelling security solution for large organizations as well as service providers.

Viruses and malicious code can enter the network of an organization from multiple directions. Though email has been known to be the most common way of spreading viruses, today many web sites are also filled with programs including harmful and malicious content. “End users may download various files from the Internet, for example games, screensavers, music, applications, etc. What the users don’t realize is that these files might actually be or include viruses and other harmful content. Therefore, it is very important for organizations to implement web traffic virus and content scanning already at the perimeter of the network”, says Mikko Hypp?¶nen, Director of F-Secure Anti-Virus Research Lab. Performance is also a key factor when choosing a solution for gateway level security. In throughput and scanning performance, F-Secure Internet Gatekeeper for Linux sets the bar for others to follow.

F-Secure Internet Gatekeeper for Linux provides a high-performance solution at the Internet gateway, stopping viruses and other malicious code before it spreads to end users desktops and to corporate servers. The product scans SMTP, HTTP, FTP traffic for viruses, worms and trojans as well as blocks and filters out specified file types. Also ActiveX and Java code can be scanned or blocked. Furthermore F-Secure Internet Gatekeeper for Linux is able to scan POP3 streams to prevent virus attacks through personal Internet email accounts, or from ISP-hosted email. The product automatically and securely receives updates from F-Secure, keeping the virus protection always up to date with the proven speed of response that F-Secure has consistently demonstrated. A powerful and easy to use web-based management console simplifies the installation and configuration of the product.

F-Secure Internet Gatekeeper for Linux is designed to run on multiple different Linux platforms and provides industry leading throughput, reliability and security. Thanks to its flexible product architecture F-Secure Internet Gatekeeper for Linux is a suitable solution for any organization, small or large.

Information about pricing and licensing is available from authorized F-Secure Channel Partners. A complete list of our partners is available at http://www.europe.f-secure.com/products/partners/worldwide/

For more information about the product and its features, please visit our Website at http://www.europe.f-secure.com/products/anti-virus/gw/index.shtml

About F-Secure

F-Secure Corporation protects individuals and businesses against computer viruses and other threats coming through the Internet or mobile networks. Our award-winning solutions include antivirus, desktop firewall with intrusion prevention and network encryption. Our key strength is the speed of response to new threats. For businesses our solutions feature centralized management. Founded in 1988, F-Secure has been listed on the Helsinki Exchanges since 1999. We have our headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, and offices in USA, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Japan. F-Secure is supported by a global ecosystem of value added resellers and distributors in over 50 countries. F-Secure protection is also available through major Internet Service Providers, such as Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom and Charter Communications.

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