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GFI Software Takes Wraps Off VIPRE Antivirus Business 5.0 [Professional Services Close - Up]
[October 17, 2011]

GFI Software Takes Wraps Off VIPRE Antivirus Business 5.0 [Professional Services Close - Up]

(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) GFI Software has launched GFI VIPRE Antivirus Business 5.0 and GFI VIPRE Business Premium 5.0, the latest evolutions of the company's flagship antivirus solutions.

In a release, the Company said that the culmination of hundreds of technical enhancements and user-generated guidance, VIPRE Business 5.0 proves that broad malware protection does not have to be difficult to deploy, time-consuming to manage or a drain on system resources to be effective.

"Our philosophy and approach to antivirus software continues to be a stark contrast to our competitors," said Alex Eckelberry, general manager, Security Business Unit, GFI Software. "At GFI, we are focused on refining the VIPRE product to deliver superior performance and protection through a solution that is easier to deploy, easier to manage and more effective at detecting and stopping threats than ever before." To accomplish that, GFI said that it has made several key enhancements to VIPRE Business, including: Incompatible Software Removal - Seamlessly integrated into a newly streamlined installation process, the incompatible software removal tool enables IT admins to deploy VIPRE Business in an environment free of other antivirus agents. This technology is provided free of charge, and it is ideal for IT admins removing numerous agents across a network, as well as to ensure a completely clean testing environment when evaluating a 30-day, full-featured trial of the product.

Windows Firewall Auto-Configuration - The new VIPRE Business installation process automatically configures and provisions Windows Firewall settings on all endpoints to ensure communication with all deployed VIPRE agents, removing another time-consuming task IT admins may face when managing an antivirus solution.

Integrated Database - VIPRE Business also eliminates the need for any database configuration by IT admins. It employs an integrated database that further accelerates the installation process and eases administration. IT admins can also use their own Microsoft SQL database instance.

Auditing and Reporting - IT admins have complete insight into any changes made to VIPRE Business' security settings. This aids in policy enforcement, regulatory compliance and e-discovery.

Remote Management - VIPRE Business provides an improved communication layer for IT admins, VARs and MSPs remotely managing antivirus solutions across multiple networks and locations.

Enhanced Management Console - An updated user interface makes managing endpoints even easier.

"We've been a VIPRE customer since it hit the market, and it is heads and shoulders above the other antivirus products available," said David Herrick, executive vice president and CFO, Names in the News. "Low on resource consumption, the VIPRE agent enables us to get more life out of older machines, and the latest improvements make it even more valuable to us. The new console makes management easier, and the incompatible software removal greatly improves our success rates and decreases the time required for new installations." ((Comments on this story may be sent to [email protected])) (c) 2011 ProQuest Information and Learning Company; All Rights Reserved.

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