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eSoft Delivers Integrated Antivirus/Spyware Suite

eSoft today said it has begun delivering a new antivirus and anti-spyware suite featuring a centralized management console for easy IT administration.



Most anti-malware players, including F-Secure, Kaspersky, McAfee, Sophos and Symantec, have integrated antivirus/spyware packages with central management. Today's integrated packages usually also include a firewall, and some toss in goodies such as rootkit detection, spam filtering, or signature- or behavior-based intrusion prevention. There are plenty of ways for companies like eSoft to compete -- such as with greater accuracy or a low price -- but antivirus/spyware combos are old news.
Andrew Conry-Murray
NWC Business Editor

eSoft's Desktop Anti-Virus/Spyware Suite targets Internet-borne threats as well as attacks transmitted internally over CD, USB and mobile devices, the vendor said. IT administrators can set their own policy controls and receive custom security reports and alerts by logging in to the central management console.

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