GFI Software launched a new version of its multiple antivirus email security software, GFI MailSecurity which boosts malware detection using sandbox technology and, for customers using the optional AVG engine, the detection through Link Scanner, of emails that link to malware.
Other updates include a new dashboard that increases product manageability and control of the email scanning system and smaller AV updates.
GFI MailSecurity uses multiple antivirus engines to scan inbound email to drastically reduce the average time required to obtain the latest virus signatures, enabling a faster response to combat the latest threats. The level of security afforded by GFI MailSecurity is further boosted through other integrated technologies such as an exploit detection engine, spyware detection, HTML sanitization and attachment checking.
The latest version addresses two key attack vectors: the most recent malware for which definitions have not been released and links in emails that point to malware. To prevent new malware types from becoming a major problem for administrators, GFI MailSecurity 2011 uses Norman AV’s Sandbox technology. This takes suspect malware and runs it in a “sandbox’ where the software analyzes the code’s activity in a safe environment.
This identifies, stops and isolates new and previously unknown malicious code before it can damage computer networks or compromise data. GFI MailSecurity, when running the optional AVG antivirus engine, can now also detect links pointing to malware using the well-known link scanning technology developed by AVG.
Also in the GFI product portfolio is GFI LANguard, a network security and vulnerability scanning tool on the market and is offered as a freeware version, allowing full functionality for up to 5 IPs. GFI LANguard also features powerful patch management capabilities ensuring all the latest Microsoft patches and updates are deployed throughout your network.