Plesk Anti-Virus Powered by Kaspersky Available for Linux and Windows
HERNDON, Va., July 16, 2007 – Service providers using SWsoft Plesk control panel software can now add more protection against spyware, Trojans, worms, key loggers and other malicious programs. Through an agreement with Kaspersky Lab, SWsoft today announced it will offer Plesk Anti-Virus Powered by Kaspersky for the Linux and Windows platforms.
Plesk Anti-Virus Powered by Kaspersky combines reactive antivirus and spyware detection methods with proactive technologies to provide the most effective protection for hosted e-mail. The software is simple to install and set up, while offering advanced users a range of versatile settings for fine-tuning the program. SWsoft is currently offering the software as an add-on for Plesk 8.1 for Windows. The add-on is also available for Linux users in Plesk 8.2.
"We are pleased to offer our Plesk customers an anti-virus option based on technology from Kaspersky Lab, one of the most trusted names in Internet security," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft. "This is another example how our OPEN FUSION initiative is helping the growing ecosystem of hosting providers and software vendors diversify their service offerings with open software applications to meet customer demands and take advantage of new opportunities, such as software-as-a-service (SaaS)."
"Through our agreement with SWsoft, we can extend the benefits of dependable anti-virus software to thousands of new web hosting customers," said Vitaly Bezrodnykh, business development director at Kaspersky Lab. "Service providers will be able to drive additional revenue through a greater menu of anti-virus offerings and flexible security options for their customer base."
"As one of Europe’s leading web hosts, STRATO is pleased to offer a substantial anti-virus solution for our customers with dedicated servers," said Damian Schmidt, CEO of STRATO. "As a long-term partner of SWsoft, STRATO welcomes the seamless integration of Kaspersky into Plesk, meeting our high standards for ease of use."
Pricing and Availability
Plesk Anti-Virus Powered by Kaspersky is available now from SWsoft and its partners. Prices are based on the number of mailboxes, from 100 to 10,000 mailboxes per license. Visit www.swsoft.com/en/products/plesk/addons/#kav-win for more information.
As part of a previous agreement between the two companies, Kaspersky Internet Security is currently offered as a six-month free trial application pre-loaded with SWsoft's Parallels Desktop for Mac virtualization product.
OPEN FUSION is an SWsoft technology initiative to improve integration among a wide range of systems, third-party applications and modules, and custom and in-house solutions. The OPEN FUSION platform enables optimized delivery of SaaS and traditional hosting services to help independent software vendors (ISVs) and service providers take full advantage of new opportunities in the market.
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab delivers the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing and spam. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and the industry’s fastest outbreak response time for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry’s leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.
SWsoft is a global leader in virtualization and automation software that helps consumers, businesses, and service providers optimize their use of technology. The company's software powers more than 130,000 servers and 500,000 desktops worldwide. The SWsoft product line includes Virtuozzo - the leading operating system virtualization solution, Parallels - the leading desktop virtualization product, and Plesk - the leading server control panel. Founded in 1999, the company has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.swsoft.com.
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