avast! 4 for Linux/Unix Servers 3.0.1

An antivirus solution for the more popular Linux and BSD environments.
avast! for Linux/Unix Servers is an antivirus solution for the more popular Linux and BSD environments.

Considering its robust design and mail scanning support, it is primarily intended for Linux (or BSD) based servers; it can be used on desktop computers as a desktop solution, but pricing assumes server usage.

Thanks to its flexible deamon architecture, avast! for Linux/Unix Servers can be used for both filesystem and network traffic scanning, such as real-time monitoring of mail (SMTP) and web (HTTP) data streams.

avast! for Linux/Unix Servers is licensed per mailbox (file system is protected always) - if you like to use it on all your mailboxes, you should purchase the equal number of license. You can choose the length of the maintenance contract - 1, 2 or 3 years. During this period you will receive all updates/upgrades for free.

Main features:

  • Antivirus Kernel:
  • · Almost 100% detection
  • · Outstanding performance
  • · Reasonable memory requirements
  • · ICSA certified
  • User Interface:
  • · Command line scanner with a lot of additional arguments and switches
  • · Interactive or non-interactive mode
  • · Resident scanner running as daemon
  • · Individual settings for third-party applications
  • · Client for access daemon through UNIX sockets
  • · Testing of whole disks or just selected folders
  • · Defining and running of antivirus tests
  • · Working with the scan results
  • · Actions with infected files
  • · Storing the scan results (history)
  • · Virus encyclopedia
  • · Command-line scanner with STDIN/STDOUT mode
  • Updates:
  • · Non-incremental updates
  • · Updates can be completely automatic
  • · Standard updates are released 2 times a week
  • Other:
  • · Logging to syslog
  • · Works on all modern distributions
  • · Shell scripts for common tasks
  • avast! for Linux/Unix features antivirus suite built on avast! antivirus kernel proposed to use on UNIX-like operating systems. Suite consists from command-line scanner, resident scanner running as daemon and client for accessing resident scanner.
  • Antivirus kernel:
  • Antivirus kernel of avast! For Linux is identical as on Windows system, which means, that all high-end features, typical for AV kernel on Windows, are included to Linux version too.
  • The latest version of avast! antivirus kernel features outstanding detection abilities, together with high performance. You can expect 100% detection of In-the-Wild viruses (viruses already spreading between users) and excellent detection of Trojan horses with minimum of false positives.
  • The kernel is certified by ICSA Labs; it frequently takes part in the tests of Virus Bulletin magazine, often yielding the VB100 award.
  • As avast! for Windows , avast! engine for Linux features outstanding unpacking support too. It can scan inside almost same number of archives as under Windows, with exception of MAPI, CAB, ACE, CHM, 7ZIP and NTFS streams. Following archives can be scanned: ARJ, ZIP, MIME (+ all associated formats), DBX (Outlook Express archives), RAR, TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, ZOO, ARC, LHA/LHX, TNEF (winmail.dat), CPIO, RPM, ISO, and SIS. It also supports a number of executable packers (such as PKLite, Diet, UPX, AsPack, PeShield, PeProtect, FSG and new MEW).
  • Automatic updates:
  • Updates of virus database are another key need in virus protection. In current version are not updates incremental. When virus definition file is changed, it is needed to replace whole VPS file.
  • Command line scanner:
  • Experienced users appreciate classic on-demand scanner, controlled from command line. It allows scanning of files in specified directories and both local and remote volumes. Of course command line scanner works on volumes mounted over network.
  • Program is very flexible; it accepts a lot of additional arguments and switches. It is able to generate extensive report files that can be used for analysis.
  • Scanner is able to run in STDIN/STDOUT mode to use as it as a pipe filter. This mode is intended to be used in shell scripts.
  • Background scanner:
  • For intensive usage is intended antivirus daemon running in background. Daemon serves to other applications on system, third-party applications can access antivirus daemon by UNIX sockets. Daemon can be used in specific directory under specified user account. Client for accessing antivirus daemon is part of installation package.

last updated on:
February 4th, 2009, 7:15 GMT
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developed by:
ALWIL Software
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avast! 4 for Linux/Unix Servers

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