Open Source Movement Gains Major Security Support with F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux Tuesday 6 March 2001 PDF Print New Software Solution Brings Central Policy Management and Highest Level of Protection to Fast-Growing Operating System F-Secure Corporation, a leading developer of centrally managed security solutions for the mobile, distributed enterprise, today brought its acclaimed anti-virus firewall solution to the open source world. F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux provides unsurpassed detection and disinfection of Internet-borne viruses and malicious code passing through OPSEC CVP firewalls. As with other products in the F-Secure Policy Manager family, the anti-virus firewall solution operates under a company's established security policies, transparently to end-users. This means that policies can be enforced, administered, and monitored remotely without disrupting, or even being noticed by, a user. Beyond ease of use, the advantage of user transparency means that attachments are automatically scanned and disinfected without user action. In fact, since the protection is installed at the gateway level, users cannot bypass the service. By automatically scanning HTTP, FTP and SMTP for viruses and other malicious code as the data comes through the firewall from the Internet, F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux stops viruses before they can compromise corporate security. Risto Siilasmaa, President and CEO of F-Secure Corporation said, "The reliability of the Linux operating system has given great impetus to the open source movement, attracting a worldwide community of zealous developers. As a result of increasing adoptions and requests by our customers, F-Secure brings our anti-virus solution to this important environment, and in the process makes Linux a safer, more desirable platform on which to base mission critical applications." A world-renowned anti-virus research team enables F-Secure to update virus databases daily. The content scanning server can receive database updates automatically without manual intervention by the system administrator, further assuring that all systems are current with the highest level of protection. F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux offers seamless integration with Check Point Software Technologies' FireWall-1 OPSEC Content Vectoring Protocol (CVP). Through the Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), Check Point provides the framework for integration and interoperability with "best-of-breed" solutions from over 200 leading industry partners. The open architecture solution provides the industry's leading enterprise-wide policy management and policy enforcement framework. F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux costs for 25-49 users EUR/USD 45,00/user, for 50-99 users EUR/USD 33,75/user, for 100-249 users EUR/USD 22,50 user and is available today for Red Hat Linux version 6.1 or higher 6.x. Press contact: Craig Coward, 01625 511966 The Edge Partnership (+44) 1625 511966 / 511967 (fax) This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Context PR in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.