Network Associates (NAI) is continuing to roll out antivirus products resulting from its acquisition of Dr. Solomon's and is preparing to offer a new version of its Total Virus Defense (TVD) suite of products. The suite consists of VirusScan 4.0 Enterprise Edition, NetShield 4.0, GroupShield for Exchange and Notes 4.0, and the WebShield product line to protect the Internet gateway.
Network Associates has also added new technology to the suite in the form of its Auto-Immune service and Anti-Virus Informant. The Anti-Virus Informant is intended to create reports about viruses detected by the suite, which can then be presented to administrators or used to update other NAI products. The Informant will tie itself directly to an organisation's Event Orchestrator, which itself forms part of NAI's Active Security System for managing and distributing information to all NAI security products, such as firewalls. The Event Orchestrator is slated for release in January.
The Auto-Immune service, announced with VirusScan 4.0 Enterprise Edition, enables corporate customers to extract potential viruses from files and send them to NAI for detection and cleaning updates.