LINUX IS NO LONGER IMMUNE TO SECURITY THREATS
Linux operating systems have been considered less vulnerable than Window’s systems for many years – but the myth that they are “immune” to virus attack is completely false. The Linux platform’s early survivability was primarily due to the lack of root access required for malware to infiltrate the system, the Linux community’s ability to quickly patch vulnerabilities, and the low adoption rate of Linux in the corporate network. This made Linux a lower priority target for the writers of malware. However, that priority is changing quickly as the Linux platform’s popularity catches on in the Enterprise.
In many organizations UNIX-based workstations are becoming popular as a cost effective computing resource. Common services such as email and Web-based services are easily accessible for those UNIX-based workstation users as their Windows-based counterparts. As UNIX-based endpoints become easier to use for workforce employees - with the addition of GUI’s and Window’s compatible applications - their adoption within small to medium businesses network is virtually assured. When unprotected, they will provide “just as easy as Windows” access for malware to spread within the company’s network via shared files, cross-platform viruses, worms or email attachments.
SECURING YOUR UNIX-BASED ENDPOINTS WITH BITDEFENDER
The answer to data loss and lost productivity from malware is proactive protection. Organizations can effectively protect their UNIX-based endpoints from malware attacks by using BitDefender‘s ability to detect and prevent known and zero-day threats, support overall organization’s security policies and manage them effectively with fewer IT resources.
BITDEFENDER ANTIVIRUS SCANNER FOR UNICES
BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices is a versatile on-demand scanner for Linux and FreeBSD systems. The stand-alone scanner protects both UNIX-based and Windows-based disk partitions by scanning for viruses and spyware. Easy to use graphical user interface complements a powerful command line interface that fully supports operating system’s scripting tools.
THE VERSATILE ANTIVIRUS SCANNER FOR UNICES
BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices is a versatile on-demand scanner for Linux and FreeBSD systems that protects, cleans or quarantines viruses and spyware. The scanner works stand-alone without needing any Centralized Management or Update Servers.
BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices has both graphical user interface to access the scanner directly from the application menu lists and a command line interface for more advanced users. Script and extension-based integration helps configuring your favorite file manager, email or news client to use BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices for scanning. In some cases this is as simple as a mouse click, key-shortcut or menu selection. Example integrations are provided for file manager’s – such as KDE’s Konqueror, GNOME’s Nautilus, Xfce’s Thunar and GNU Midnight Commander.
BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices can unpack and scan inside archives. Scanning progress of each archived file is fully visible with individual file scanning statuses. There is a limit of archive recursion depth, to prevent the occurrence of exploits such as zip-bombs and administrators should be suspicious of any file archived recursively too many times. BitDefender features built-in support for more than 80 packed files formats, including RAR, ZIP, ARJ, LZH, LHA, ACE, GZIP, TARGZ, JAR, UUE, MIME or CAB archives, no matter how they were created (self-extractable, multivolume, etc).
BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices can be used for scanning specific emails or the entire mailbox. The mailbox scanning identifies emails containing attachments and executes scanning for each email attachment. Script and extensions supports also integration with mail clients (e.g. Pine, Evolution) and Mail Server services.
QUARANTINE AND VIRUS SUBMISSIONS
To minimize risk of further infection and to allow safe analysis, BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices can quarantine infected files into a protected directory. In addition to infected files, suspect files may also be moved to the quarantine area as they are identified by heuristic analysis as having known characteristics of malicious code but do not match a know virus signature. Both infected and suspect files can be analyzed internally or submitted to BitDefender Antivirus Lab at for further investigation.
DEFENSE IN DEPTH
BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices is just one element in a comprehensive suite of solutions providing end-to-end network protection from the gateway to the desktop. BitDefender’s proactive, multi-platform products detect and stop viruses, spyware, adware and Trojan threats that can compromise your network integrity.
Date added 28 May 2012
Last Updated 12 Oct 2012