ScanMail gets ICSA certification

Summary:ScanMail for Lotus Notes becomes one of the first antivirus products to be awarded Certification for 100% detection of 'in the wild' viruses.

SINGAPORE - Trend Micro Inc. (Nasdaq: TMIC), a provider in enterprise antivirus and content security, today announced that its antivirus solution for the Lotus Notes environment, ScanMail® for Lotus Notes v.2.0, is one of the first products to earn ICSA Certification for Notes by the Anti-Virus Product Developers Consortium.

This new certification category was initiated earlier this year to include products that protect the Notes collaborative messaging and groupware platform, which is increasingly used by organizations for its features and integration. To achieve ICSA Anti-Virus Certification, products are tested for their ability to detect 100% of the "in the wild" viruses in On-Access and On-Demand conditions.

According to the Computer Security Institute's recent annual survey, 90% of respondents, mostly corporations and government agencies, detected computer security breaches in the last year while 85% reported virus attacks.

Although most widespread viruses appear to take advantage of Outlook and Exchange users running on Windows, viruses also pose a serious threat to Notes environments due to the viruses' use of Messaging Application Interface (MAPI) code, with which Notes is compliant. The replication feature within Domino Notes can quickly move viruses between servers and down to clients.

Topics: Security

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.