Protect Your Corporate Communications Environment From Virus Havoc With new Protea AntiVirus Tools for Lotus Domino

Protea Tools today announced the release of version 1.03 of Protea AntiVirus Tools (PAV Tools) that utilizes ClamAV open source engine. Designed for Lotus Domino environments, the application allows the administrator to detect, delete or quarantine infected or suspicious mail messages in Domino’s message stream before they reach mission critical applications, penetrate mailboxes and disrupt performance. The program also features on-demand scanning to ensure that Domino’s databases are virus free. Regardless of format, archive or compression type, all infected or suspicious messages will be blocked and sanitized before causing havoc.

Protea AntiVirus Tools provides inbound and outbound scanning of Domino’s message stream in real-time. Unlike other antivirus programs, PAV Tools scans messages, message bodies, attachments, and attached OLE objects directly in the instead of placing emails to an intermediate depository. Therefore scanning is fast and doesn’t affect the speed of mail delivery. Further to protect Domino clients, the administrator can get PAV Tools to scan NSF bases in any specified catalogue. Once, an infected file is found, the program notifies administrators, senders, and recipients of the virus incident. What’s more, PAV Tools provides scheduling support for ClamAV updates and database scan jobs.

The program offers a unique combination of benefits. It supports old as well as new versions of Lotus Domino which eliminates the need for 5.X clients to invest into upgrading to version 6.X. To ensure high levels of virus detection, the package integrates and deploys ClamAV, one of the leading antivirus engines whose virus signature file is regularly updated and can be downloaded for free. PAV Tools is also distinguished for its enhanced scanning performance that reaches up 18000 scanned messages an hour without any significant effect on the server performance. With its low resource consumption, it can be used even on low memory servers.

“New Protea AntiVirus Tools adds a powerful security solution to the administrator’s tool box,” said Piet Strydom, CEO of Protea Tools. “With ClamAV support, it provides maximum antivirus protection for collaboration and communication within Domino environments, while minimizing resource utilization. We are planning to expand the capabilities of this platform by integrating seven leading antivirus engines. We believe that PAV Tools should play a greater role in protecting corporate communications against viruses. This is why we are currently looking for partners who can help us make the product even more visible for prospective customers.”

Protea AntiVirus Tools key features at a glance
– Utilization of ClamAV antivirus engine;
– Opportunity to use other antivirus engines;
– Scanning of Domino’s message stream and on-demand scanning of NFS bases;
– Notification of virus incidents;
– Scheduling of ClamAV updates and Domino database scan jobs;
– Optimized performance.

Availability and Pricing
Protea AntiVirus Tools is designed for Windows NT/2000 Sever/2003 Server and costs $600 (USD) for a single-server license. Registered customers are entitled to free updates and lifetime technical support. A fully-functional evaluation version of the program is available for free at

About Protea Tools
Founded in 2003, Protea Tools is a rapidly growing technology company focused on developing antiviral software, custom software development and consulting. Our company has a team of world-class programmers whose competences in software engineering and focus on customer satisfaction help to deliver such highly acclaimed tools as Protea AntiVirus Tools, ClamAV, Avast, Protea Mail Tools and others. For more information, please visit


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