F-Secure Corp. on Tuesday unveiled security software for open-source Samba
file servers and Linux, addressing a need that's growing within the
The Finnish company announced the availability of antivirus software for
Samba that automatically detects and removes viruses from files stored on
the server. The new product is meant to protect all Samba-attached computers
from malicious code that could enter the network from a Windows or Linux
Next month, F-Secure plans to ship a Linux version of F-Secure Policy
Manager, which will extend centrally managed virus-scanning to Linux
workstations. The current product, which only runs on Windows, supports
virus scanning on Windows-based workstations, Microsoft Exchange, and
F-Secure's firewall, gateway, and other products.
F-Secure software supports products from Linux distributors SuSE (which was
recently acquired by Novell), and Red Hat Inc. Both new products are sold on
a per-CPU basis.
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