Bytware Updates Anti-Virus to Support Domino 8.5
June 23, 2009 Alex Woodie
System i shops that rely on Bytware‘s StandGuard Anti-Virus software to protect their i OS and Domino environments from becoming infested with Windows viruses and other pieces of malicious code will be happy to hear that the software vendor now supports Domino 8.5, which was released by IBM last month.
For the last six years, Bytware has been developing and selling StandGuard Anti-Virus for the IBM i (OS/400) platform. While the Power Systems (eServer iSeries) platform is generally regarded to be highly resistant to security threats that commonly afflict the Windows operating system, the i OS server can be a safe haven for Windows malware, thanks to the Windows-like Integrated File System (IFS). Bytware, in combination with IBM and McAfee, developed a native IBM i (OS/400) virus-scanning engine to detect and eliminate malware before it can be distributed to PCs attached to the i (i5) server.
The product has been a big success for Bytware, which in September was sold to the same private equity group, the Audax Group, that owns Help/Systems and PowerTech. Over the years, Bytware has adapted the StandGuardAV platform to support AIX- and Linux-based Power Systems environments. A little more than a year ago, the company rolled out a new StandardGuardAV module that extends the antivirus protection to Lotus Domino.
Now, Bytware is ensuring that Lotus-Domino-on-System-i customers moving up to the latest release won’t be hindered by a lack of support for Domino 8.5. StandGuardAV fully supports the new release of Domino, the company says.
Domino 8.5 users will find the same level of functionality in StandGuardAV that they have used since the module became available last year. That includes dynamic scanning of incoming and outgoing e-mail; on-demand scanning of the Domino database; automatic quarantining of infected e-mail attachments; real-time alerts; automatic updating; user-defined scheduling; and comprehensive logging.
The StandGuardAV for Domino module is an add-on to full StandGuardAV for IBM i product. Both can be purchased together from Bytware.