GFI Introduces New Patch Management, Scanning Capabilities of 2013 Vipre Internet Security Software
GFI takes pride in being a forerunner in network, e-mail and Web security, management and monitoring, offering award-winning IT software and hosted services that cover all of the bases for any unique challenge or need which are specific to small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Recently, the company went even further to reveal exciting new capabilities of the upcoming version of its esteemed Vipre Internet security software – Vipre Antivirus 2013 – specifically including improvements made to patch management and scanning.
Vipre Internet Security 2013, which will be made available in early November, targets three main areas of focus; removing old hardware, updating third party patches and adding improvement to its scanning capabilities. The result is a new, improved and overall more advanced final product for unprecedented efficiency and security.
Mark Patton (News - Alert), general manager of the security business unit at GFI, explained how the company was more than equipped for these new advancements. The team at GFI is seasoned and well-versed in its areas of focus, as Patton says, “We know how to do this, we took the technology and built it in and the beta testers love this. We have not found a single machine that did not require an update. I would say two-thirds required several patches. The code looks at the browser plug-ins and scans them. It then downloads all the patches and applies them. The vulnerabilities are in the third party software.”
Not only did GFI confirm that it had added enhanced anti-rootkit technologies that find and disable malicious hidden processes, threats, modules, services and filed on user systems, but that a removable device scanning system scans USB sticks, CD/DVD-ROMS and external hard drives for threats automatically. Those using the business edition will enjoy seeing these new integrated features and functionalities.
Even more, a ‘rapid scan’ feature allows users’ hard drives to only be scanned once for direct, immediate and accurate confirmation of malicious threats. Long gone are the days of scanning every single time, which can reduce deep scans that normally can take up to an hour, the company added.
What’s the best part about GFI’s new Vipre Antivirus 2013? Simply put, they understand the customers’ needs, which is why they remain on top.
Patton elaborates on how the customer is the company’s first priority, saying, “The average Internet user does not have the time or inclination to manage anti-virus software. They simply want a product they can easily install that protects against threats aimed at them, and one that doesn't interfere with their PC's performance. They don't have time to manage third-party software either, but they sure would like a simple and intuitive way to fix any weaknesses in their PC due to third-party applications. Vipre 2013 identifies these weaknesses and fixes them.”
In other news, GFI’s renowned GFI MAX product line was awarded for Best Revenue Generator by the ASCII Group, Inc., the world’s largest IT solutions provider community, at the ASCII Chicago Success Summit 2012. This award is presented to technology companies that have the best revenue generator for the IT industry.
GFI is a Platinum sponsor of Cloud4SMB Expo. Currently in progress at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX, Cloud4SMB Expo is the first event of its kind to specifically address the unique challenges faced by small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) looking to leverage the cloud for future growth and success. Visit GFI in booth #1325. For more information on Cloud4SMB Expo, click here.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey
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