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Growing threat: serious attacks on E-Mail / AV systems take steadily to Oberursel, August 20, 2008 the drastic increase in classic malware attacks via E-Mail is addressed again and again in the media. Anti-virus solutions to remedy the situation. That however they represent a high security risk, is a paradox: vulnerabilities that have been discovered in all known virus scanners, pave the way in corporate networks of attackers and enable malicious code to infiltrate them. AV engines, however, to prepare and provide, in particular, companies with high security requirements sufficient protection the n.runs has brought protection system Kaspersky Anti-virus (aps-AV) on the market AG, consulting companies and solution developers, the application, which is available now. The SANS Institute has recorded as gateway AV engines in their top 20 of security vulnerabilities.

The vulnerabilities could lead to denial of service(DOS)-Attacken as well as the introduction of pests in the network and the execution of exploit code. By using the AV component can be E.g. the mail see or bring the security solution to the crash, which may result in a failure of the entire E-Mail infrastructure result. It also completely bypassed the protection which can software and viruses or malware can be delivered to the end user. Because virus scanner with high access rights run and be used in central places, they offer highly attractive targets. The crux: the more AV solutions are used, the greater the risk. This problem can be fatal as providers or organizations that depend on high availability and integrity of its systems and data. So that virus scanner efficiently and according to their actual protection function can be used, n.runs has the application protection system Kaspersky Anti-virus (aps-AV) \”designed, embeds the respective AV engines in an insular environment.\” The specially developed by the IT security specialists, scalable solution can accommodate an unlimited number of virus scanners and ensures the complete E-Mail – and Antivirus infrastructure against attacks from the outside off.

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