Anti-Virus Software Now Running On Arm-Based Security Appliances

Kaspersky Lab, a leading vendor of security content management solutions, and Innominate Security Technologies AG, Berlin-based manufacturer of security appliances, are proud to announce the release of a PCI version of the renowned Innominate mGuard security appliance enhanced with a dedicated antivirus component from Kaspersky Lab.

With the Innominate mGuard PCI, Innominate offers the world’s first complete hardware security solution for integration into PCs and server systems. Regardless of the operating system used, its firewall, VPN and anti-virus functions can be easily integrated. Specially developed by Innominate, the hardware is based on the latest Intel XScale technology (ARM-based) guaranteeing high quality performance as well as unique integration possibilities.

A technology partnership with Kaspersky Lab enables the Innominate mGuard PCI solution to offer high level anti-virus protection integrated into ARM technology. It is designed to detect and block viruses, Trojans and other malicious programs before they enter the users’ PCs and workstations, independent of the platforms they operate on. Due to the special architecture of the anti-virus solution, the virus detection capabilities of Kaspersky(r) Anti-Virus for mGuard PCI are steadily increasing.

“The Innominate mGuard is the first ARM-powered device with anti-virus functionality. We have chosen to work with Kaspersky Lab once again, since our previous successful joint projects confirmed the ingenuity and efficiency of the Kaspersky team and the effectiveness of the Kaspersky antivirus technology”, explains Olaf Siemens, CEO of Innominate Security Technologies AG.

“We consider security solutions for the ARM platform a very promising business direction”, comments Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Kaspersky Lab’s Business Development Director. “We plan to work further in the field of embedded devices protection and to enhance malware defense systems for the ARM”.

Kaspersky(r) Anti-Virus is renowned for its industry leading detection rate and the highest speed of reaction to the new threats, as well as for the most regular updates of the anti-virus databases (every single hour). Over the last five years, the number of malicious programs which Kaspersky(r) Anti-Virus databases detect has increased almost 80 times. The Innominate mGuard PCI card will be available starting in December 2004, at suggested retail prices between 299 and 399 Euro (plus value-added tax) for the professional, enterprise and enterprise XL versions.

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