CenterTools Integrates Commtouch Antivirus into its Data Loss Prevention Solution
Jan 24, 2012, 08:00 ET
LUDWIGSBURG, Germany and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Security software vendor CenterTools has integrated Commtouch's® (NASDAQ: CTCH) Command Antivirus® into its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution, DriveLock, providing added protection to its offering, the two companies announced today.
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DriveLock offers comprehensive endpoint security with advanced network-wide control over the use of removable devices or applications, encryption of removable media and protection of data on hard drives. The integration of Commtouch Command Antivirus into DriveLock makes it possible to block all access to external storage devices and media when malicious software has been detected. This provides superior protection in comparison to external antivirus software as the DriveLock virus scanner can scan any external media for malware before ever giving access to a user.
CenterTools selected Commtouch Command Antivirus after testing several different antivirus solutions. Command Antivirus was ultimately chosen because of its ease of implementation, rapid file processing capability and reliability, as well as its need for minimal resources. Command Antivirus also excels in its ability to adapt to changing malware threats due to its multi-layer detection methodology, which uses heuristics, behavior patterns and signatures.
"We made a strategic decision to integrate advanced security protection into DriveLock and Commtouch's security services are just what we needed," stated Udo Riedel, CEO and founder of CenterTools. "It was amazing to see how easy it was to integrate Commtouch Command Antivirus into our software. Our customers will benefit from its speed and reliable malware detection."
Commtouch's security services are ideal for integrating as an OEM into software solutions, such as DLP. Provided as small footprint SDKs, the security services require minimal resources from the host application, enabling integration into almost any type of solution, from embedded devices and endpoint clients up to large network-wide implementations. Multiple Commtouch security services can also be implemented using a single consolidated SDK, which not only eases integration and testing but reduces on-going support costs.
"As Internet threats grow in sophistication, it is essential that software solutions incorporate protection against multiple types of malicious attacks," said Ofer Tal, Commtouch's vice president international business development and sales. "We are pleased CenterTools has selected Commtouch's OEM security suite, which allows quick and easy integration of one or more layers of security, without impacting the host application's performance or functionality."
CenterTools Software GmbH, is headquartered in Ludwigsburg, Germany and maintains additional offices in Munich, Zurich, Cambridge, UK and Portland, OR. It specialized in sophisticated software solutions that can be easily tailored to specific customer needs, with a focus on IT security. Over 2,000 customers currently use CenterTools solutions to protect over 600,000 endpoints. DriveLock, a leading Data Loss Prevention solution, is the company's flagship product. DriveLock offers comprehensive endpoint security by giving companies advanced network-wide control of the use of removable devices, encrypting removable media and protecting data on hard drives with Full Disk Encryption. DriveLock also includes an antivirus module and easy-to-implement application control functionality.
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