SOURCE: Help/Systems


October 23, 2013 12:03 ET

Bytware Announces an Update to StandGuard Anti-Virus

McAfee 5600 Scanning Engine Brings Enhanced Native Protection to IBM i

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - October 23, 2013) - Bytware, a division of Help/Systems, announced an update to StandGuard Anti-Virus powered by McAfee, its long-trusted native anti-virus solution for IBM Power Systems® running IBM i.

The update incorporates the latest scanning technology, which provides comprehensive protection against today's threats as well as those that may arise tomorrow. Through the continuous monitoring and updating of McAfee Labs, StandGuard Anti-Virus protects businesses from known threats as they are discovered. It also protects against unknown threats by utilizing heuristic scanning to identify virus-like attributes in files.

While IBM i is one of the most difficult platforms for viruses and malicious code to infiltrate, it is also the perfect host for such threats. Because IBM i may be viewed as immune, it often goes overlooked in anti-virus protection and serves as the perfect base from which viruses can attack the larger corporate network.

The growing threat was highlighted in March of this year when the worm W32/Autorun.worm.aaeh was discovered hiding on IBM i-based systems where it was creating new files, inserting malicious code, and giving these files the same names as existing ones. These infected files then spread to PCs across the network.

This update to StandGuard Anti-Virus helps managers of IBM Power Systems® combat these threats by providing McAfee's latest advanced heuristic analysis in a tool designed specifically to run as a native application on IBM's premiere hardware for business. The McAfee 5600 Scanning Engine and DATs deliver enhanced Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office scanning to improve exploit detection, enhancements to Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) scanning, and faster performance for initialization, updating, and scanning.

Protecting all systems within a network is a mandate of regulatory compliance, and that includes IBM Power Systems® running IBM i. Bytware's StandGuard Anti-Virus has been helping IT managers protect these systems for more than a decade, and the latest update -- with the help of McAfee -- puts more protective power than ever in the hands of corporate IT security.

See how StandGuard Anti-Virus and the McAfee 5600 engine can protect your IBM Power Systems® server firsthand with a free 30-day trial.

About Bytware

Bytware, a division of Help/Systems, helps you monitor and secure your connected world. Ease is essential and Bytware delivers with need-to-know alerts and user-friendly GUIs that keep your IBM Power Systems servers on course.

About Help/Systems

Help/Systems, LLC is a leading provider of systems management, security, and business intelligence solutions. Help/Systems software reduces data center costs by improving operational control and delivery of IT services. Founded in 1982, the company has 14 offices worldwide and more than 7,000 customers from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Help/Systems sells its solutions directly and through strategic partners worldwide.

Help/Systems brands include: Robot, SEQUEL Software, PowerTech, Skybot Software, Safestone, CCSS, InterMapper, and ShowCase. Learn more at

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