AFP chases new antivirus

AFP chases new antivirus

Summary: The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is seeking a new antivirus and anti-malware program in a bid to shore up its internal computing systems against cyber threats.

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in brief The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is seeking a new antivirus and anti-malware program in a bid to shore up its internal computing systems against cyber threats.

The AFP is looking to a thin-client deployment that will protect its entire infrastructure, including endpoints running a diverse mix of software and operating systems. Systems the police run include Windows 2003/XP/7/2008 R2, Citrix XenApp, VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V and Red Hat Linux.

The AFP also requires files distributed via Microsoft SharePoint to be scanned and protected, as well as all external media connected to endpoint computers including USB flash disks.

The software contract is set to run for two years, with two extension options of one year each attached for renegotiation. The tender closes on 17 February.

Topics: Government, Government AU, Malware, Security

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