updated 08:40 am EST, Thu November 30, 2006
Mac server virus tools
Intego today released VirusBarrier Server and VirusBarrier Mail Gateway, two new programs that provide protection from Mac viruses on computers running Mac OS X Server. These two programs allow network administrators to protect their Mac networks from viruses, protecting all files on a server, and providing full protection from viruses that transit through Mac OS X Serverís built-in e-mail server. Both applications are Universal binaries, fully compatible with both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs. VirusBarrier Server automatically scans every file that is copied to a Mac OS X Server computer where it is installed, as well as any files that are launched on the server. If viruses are found, infected files are quarantined, and logs can be sent to administrators alerting them of this activity. VirusBarrier Server can also be set to run scheduled scans of both local and network volumes.
VirusBarrier Mail Gateway, Intego's second offering, offers full protection for all e-mail that is sent or received via Mac OS X Server's built-in e-mail server: it automatically scans all e-mail messages that pass through the server, checking e-mails for infected attachments. If viruses are found, the e-mails are quarantined, and logs can be sent to administrators informing them of this activity. Infected files and e-mails can be repaired and disinfected in the quarantine zone, the company said.
"The virus threat is omnipresent, and file servers and mail servers especially need protection. Every computer on a network can easily become infected if viruses propagate on these servers," said Laurent Marteau, CEO of Intego. "Intego VirusBarrier Server and VirusBarrier Mail Gateway are essential tools for protecting networks of all sizes from the spread of viruses."
In addition, VirusBarrier products offers offers GUI admin tools, full quarantine zone to isolate infected files, detailed logs of all infected files sent automatically to administrators, scans of all files written to or opened on the server, scheduled scans of local and network volumes, self-protection to ensure that VirusBarrier Server application is not infected, both euristic and behavioral analysis, and automatic updates of program and virus definitions via Intego NetUpdate X4.
VirusBarrier Server requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher, while VirusBarrier Mail Gateway requires Mac OS X 10.4 and Mac OS X Server software running the built-in e-mail server. Both programs are available now from Intego. Prices for VirusBarrier Server start at $300, while VirusBarrier Mail Gateway start at $500.