F-PROT Antivirus ‘Fire & Ice’ is Free for Linux home users and has earned the VB100 Certification from Virus Bulletin, World’s Leading PC Security Publication
Reykjavik, Iceland and Tarrytown, New York, March 28, 2011 – FRISK Software International, the developer of the world famous F-PROT Anti-virus ‘Fire & Ice’ family of software, is proud to announce that the Virus Bulletin has certified its Home and Enterprise editions on Ubuntu, Long-Term Support Version 10.04. Ubuntu is one of the leading Linux distributions and is maintained by Canonical Ltd., an Open Source software company founded by Mark Shuttleworth.
Virus Bulletin is the leading publication dedicated to computer security. Virus Bulletin carries out independent testing of anti-virus products. Its unique VB100 certification is widely recognized within the industry. Unlike other certification schemes, Virus Bulletin tests all products free of charge and does not allow re-testing.
RAE Internet has been FRISK’s US distributor since 2003, providing local support for F-PROT’s Fire & Ice line of anti-virus scanners. RAE Internet provides antivirus and antispam products from the world’s best developers to home and enterprise users on personal computers, file servers and mail servers under the Windows, Unix and Linux operating systems.
F-PROT’s development approach has been molded by its Icelandic roots. The Virus Bulletin characterized the installation process as “getting things up and running proved a breeze”. “Configuration and operation were made easy thanks to the product’s conformance with the expected behavior for Linux solutions.” Icelanders are resilient people who conserve resources to survive one of the world’s harshest climates. In a landscape formed by rivers of molten lava and ice, the developers at FRISK focus on efficiency. According to the Virus Bulletin, “with good scanning speeds and no stability problems, tests were completed in excellent time.”
Simplicity of design is another famous Icelandic trait. F-PROT strips functionality down to the essentials and presents the user with a clean interface that is intuitive and easy-to-use.
Because Internet threats are constantly evolving, automatic updates are critical to good anti-virus protection. F-PROT offers a third generation Updater that keeps the computer up-to-date without taking over the desktop with intrusive scans. Using advanced heuristic techniques, F-PROT can identify tens of millions of potential viruses and other types of malware like Trojans and stop them as they are launched by the evil geniuses who inhabit the dark side of the Internet. F-PROT’s excellence is demonstrated by its ability to stop 100% of the ‘wildlist’ virus thrown at it by the Virus Bulletin testers without generating a single ‘false positive”, hence the VB100 award for 100% performance.
For a product that is free for Home users, F-PROT Antivirus ‘Fire & Ice’ for Ubuntu deserves a closer look: www.raeinternet.com.
About FRISK Software International
FRISK Software International, established in 1993, is one of the world's leading companies in antivirus research and product development. FRISK Software produces the hugely popular F-PROT Antivirus products range offering unrivalled heuristic detection capabilities. By supporting a wide range of operating systems -- Windows, Unix, and Linux -- FRISK Software protects computers, file servers and mail servers of all sizes, running on diverse platforms.
About RAE Internet
RAE Internet, Inc., headquartered in Tarrytown, N.Y., is FRISK Software International’s distributor in the United States. RAE Internet has been selling and supporting anti-virus software since 2000. Its technical staff has an average of 10 years experience with email security and operating systems. RAE Internet also represents Mailspect Defense, which is an end-to-end security platform for Linux mail servers, and Cloudmark for Exchange, which protects Microsoft Exchange servers from spam.
Contact Info: Simon Duncan, info (a) raeinternet.com