Sensory Networks and Clam AntiVirus Project Partner to Deliver Hardware Accelerated Antivirus Solution

Clam AntiVirus, the leading Open Source antivirus toolkit, and Sensory Networks, the leading provider of hardware acceleration for network security applications, today announced a partnership to provide hardware acceleration support for the Clam AntiVirus suite.

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) April 8, 2005 -- Clam AntiVirus, the leading Open Source antivirus toolkit, and Sensory Networks, the leading provider of hardware acceleration for network security applications, today announced a partnership to provide hardware acceleration support for the Clam AntiVirus suite.

Clam AntiVirus is a rapidly building up market traction as an open gateway-level mail scanning engine. It is widely adopted in large user environments including universities and ISPs due to its flexibility, fast virus database updates, and growing base of third party integrated software support.

“We are very excited about providing commercial support to the fast growing Clam AntiVirus project in the form of high performance acceleration for the suite”, said Matt Barrie, Chief Executive Officer of Sensory Networks, “We are strong supporters of open source software, as it has a very strong role to play in the information security industry”.

“The superfluous traffic generated by e-mail worms is becoming more and more onerous for both users and system administrators”, said Tomasz Kojm, project leader of the Clam AntiVirus effort, “Hardware acceleration will allow big systems to fight with worms and other threats effectively and reliably”.

"As FastMail.FM has grown to be one of the world's largest email providers, ClamAV has provided efficient and robust virus protection for our users. With the demands of large mailboxes (up to 2GB), support for up to 50MB of attachments per email, and more and more customers, we need an anti-virus system that can scale with our needs.", said Jeremy Howard, Director of FastMail.FM.

Support for Sensory Networks’ NodalCore™ acceleration in Clam AntiVirus will be available in version 0.90 of the software suite in Q3 2005.

About Clam AntiVirus:
Clam AntiVirus is a GPL anti-virus toolkit for UNIX. The main purpose of this software is the integration with mail servers (attachment scanning). The package provides a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner, and a tool for automatic updating via Internet. The programs are based on a shared library distributed with the Clam AntiVirus package, which you can use with your own software. Most importantly, the virus database is kept up to date. For more information please visit www.clamav.net.

About Sensory Networks:
Sensory Networks is a leading provider of higher performance, more accurate, deeper coverage network security technology. Sensory Networks is an OEM licensing company producing a range of platforms and accelerators for Antivirus, Antispam, Content Filtering, Firewall and Intrusion Detection Systems, based on the company's patent pending NodalCore™ Security Processor technology. Sensory Networks is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, has European offices in Notting Hill, London and performs research and development through its facilities in Sydney, Australia. For more information, visit www.sensorynetworks.com

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