Roaring Penguin Software Chooses Leading
Anti-Virus Software, Supports Commercial Anti-Virus Packages
Leading anti-spam provider extends flexibility with built-in anti-virus capabilities;
combined solution stops viruses and the spam e-mail associated with viruses.
Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) February,
2004-Roaring Penguin Software, makers of the leading MIMEDefang e-mail filter and
CanIt anti-spam solutions, has chosen to bundle the world's leading open-source anti-virus
software into CanIt solutions, while also supporting more than a dozen other popular
anti-virus packages. Clam AntiVirus, which beat all anti-virus solutions by an hour or
more during the recent Mydoom virus infestation, has provided CanIt customers
with effective virus protection for the past two years, in addition to CanIt's flexible,
high-performance server-based anti-spam capabilities.
At one site, CanIt recently stopped
232,683 Mydoom viruses in four days. In another case, Lesli LaRocco, systems administrator
at Ithaca College reports that, When the Blaster/SoBig worms hit our campus,
CanIt-PRO was invaluable both in blocking and dumping them. During those weeks, our volume
of mail was five times higher than normal, and being able to stop these messages at the
gate was very helpful. Without CanIt-PRO, our anti-virus software would have stripped the
virus and delivered the (useless) messages, meaning our users would have received hundreds
of junk mails per day in some cases.
Our customers are highly satisfied
with Clam AntiVirus's performance, said David Skoll, president of Roaring Penguin.
And in keeping with our commitment to providing a flexible solution, CanIt can
additionally support more than a dozen leading anti-virus packages should the customer
choose to double-up on virus protection. In combination with Clam AntiVirus or other
popular anti-virus packages, CanIt goes beyond eliminating virus threats to also eliminate
the junk mail that is associated with nearly every virus today.
CanIt offers the industry's most complete
and flexible anti-spam and anti-virus solution. It can be deployed in any enterprise
e-mail environment, including on all Linux and UNIX servers. As a stand-alone gateway
appliance, it can protect e-mail environments running non-UNIX servers, such as Microsoft
Exchange, Lotus Notes and Novell Groupwise.
CanIt is available in standard and
professional versions as either a software download or on a plug-and-play appliance.
CanIt-PRO is ideal for very large enterprises, ISPs, web hosts and campus environments,
where control and management of the system needs to be distributed to individual
departments or users. A trial version of CanIt can be obtained at www.canit.ca/evaluation.php
About Roaring Penguin
Founded in 1999, Roaring Penguin Software Inc. specializes in providing
intelligent computing infrastructure for enterprises. Since 2000, the company has focused
on enterprise e-mail filtering, spam fighting and related product lines. Today, Roaring
Penguin develops, deploys and supports a range of acclaimed mail-filtering and networking
products. For more information visit www.roaringpenguin.com.
About Clam AntiVirus
Clam AntiVirus is a GPL anti-virus toolkit for UNIX. The main purpose of this
software is the integration with mail servers (attachment scanning). The package provides
a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner, and a tool for
automatic updating via Internet. The programs are based on a shared library distributed
with the Clam AntiVirus package, which you can use with your own software. Most
importantly, the virus database is kept up to date. For more information, visit