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October 26, 2012

GFI Software Makes Available VIPRE 6.0 SDK for Windows Environments

GFI Software has announced the availability of VIPRE 6.0 SDK for Windows environments, adding several new security features that software developers, PC utility providers and other security vendors can integrate into their product offerings or custom applications.

VIPRE 6.0 SDK provides a full arsenal of malware detection, remediation and firewall technologies in one powerful and easy-to-integrate package.

“We understand the vital role that anti-malware plays in this particular era of cyber security, and with our updated VIPRE 6.0 SDK, we're trying to bring the most cutting-edge security technologies we have to developers in a plug-and-play fashion, so they can make the security of their software automatic,” said Julian Waits, vice president of Advanced Technology Group (News - Alert) at GFI Software.

The advanced VIPRE Antivirus engine enables vendors to integrate anti-malware technology with minimal development time and without compromising customers' desktop performance.

VIPRE Easy Install is one of the key new features available in this latest release. Thanks to this new feature, PC utility providers can remove other security software from their end users' computers upon installation.

It’s usually seen that pre-installed AV solutions or fragments of earlier AV programs can cause conflicts and installation problems. Automatically, VIPRE Easy Install detects and uninstalls these programs and eliminates the need for user interaction.

Additionally for vendors who wish to use multiple antivirus scanners in their offerings, VIPRE 6.0 SDK is also capable of working in tandem, giving providers maximum flexibility, according to company officials.

The new version includes several new features, such as VIPRE Rapid Scan, which reduces scan times up to 90 percent with new high-speed scanning technology for quick, deep and scheduled scans; and a Rootkit engine, which provides even greater protection and faster detections with automatic definition updates.

Additional features include Web filtering, which dramatically increases browsing performance with more expansive filtering of malicious URLs and phishing websites, said company officials. It’s also now compatible with the Microsoft (News - Alert) Windows operating system.

GFI Software provides Web and mail security, archiving and fax, networking and security software and hosted IT solutions for small to medium-sized businesses (SMB) via an extensive global partner community.

Last month, the company purchased a cloud-based multi-platform mobile device management solution from U.K.-based VizualMobile.

Edited by Braden Becker

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