What is iSecurity Anti-Virus?
Until just a few years ago, the IBM i and its predecessors were used almost exclusively in a closed environment, and their operating systems provided the strongest data and system security in the world. But times have changed. In today’s world of PCs, distributed databases, cloud computing, remote internet access and web technologies, closed computing environments are all but extinct.
Technological advances opened up the IBM i to the rest of the world, but in the process, brought with it many of the security risks inherent in distributed environments, leading to a shocking discovery. Although the IBM i does not run .exe files, it can house infected files - where they can silently wait, until someone on the network transfers and opens that file on their PC.
Anti-Virus enables you to fight viruses using a specially designed, comprehensive, and user-friendly product. Working extremely fast, Anti-Virus’s user-friendly interface incorporates the most intuitive activation features on the market, helping to keep viruses away from your network and your PC.
Features of iSecurity Anti-Virus
- Automatic, regular signature updates, using the Cisco ClamAV open-source anti-virus engine
- Command-line scanner for faster scanning and virus scanning inside batch processes
- iSecurity Anti-Virus software cannot be displayed by viruses, protecting it from malware
- On-Access and On-Demand scanning
- Built-in support for zip, gzip, jar, and tar files
- User-friendly, multilingual interface (green screen and GUI) with simple activation features
- Integration with native IBM i Scheduler
- History Log for review and analysis
Automatic Virus Signature updates
Virus Detection Based on Largest Open-Source Anti-Virus Engine
iSecurity Anti-Virus incorporates the latest version of Cisco's ClamAV open-source anti-virus engine to provide full protection for IBM i servers running on IBM Power Systems
Comply with HIPAA, PCI and SOX Regulations
If your organization needs to comply with PCI DSS, HIPAA, or SOX, anti-virus software is a crucial requirement in maintaining compliance. According to Payment Card Industry regulations, companies are required to “use and deploy anti-virus software on all systems that can be affected by malware and ensure that the anti-virus mechanism is current, running, and can generate audit logs." Both HIPAA and Sarbanes Oxley have similar requirements to prevent malware and to maintain an updated anti-virus mechanism.
The ICAP Client for iSecurity Anti-Virus is now available. This solution migrates the virus scanning process outside the IBM i, to external servers. This is a great asset, since virus scanning, while essential, is CPU-intensive. The ICAP Client frees up resources on the IBM i, reducing the overall impact that iSecurity Anti-Virus has on the system performance.