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Security boost for MSPs with Improved VIPRE 6.2 Malware Protection and Free Malware Removal Service in GFI MAX

Dr. Alistair Forbes, general manager of the GFI MAX business unit

Free Malware Removal Service for MSPs and their Customers

August 21, 2013 11:24 by



GFI Software today announced the latest release of its GFI MAX Managed Antivirus solution, incorporating the latest VIPRE anti-malware technology, and the launch of a free malware removal service for MSPs using the product. Malware protection in GFI MAX – which is already used by MSPs to protect more than 250,000 endpoints worldwide – is based on the award-winning VIPRE from ThreatTrack Security™ and can be delivered as a stand-alone service or as part of the GFI MAX RemoteManagement portfolio.

Managed service providers using the latest version of GFI MAX Managed Antivirus will now get a malware removal service FREE of charge, such is the company’s confidence that the new and improved anti-malware technology in VIPRE can stop tough and hard-to-detect malware.

Recently awarded an independent Virus Bulletin VB100 Award for April 2013, the latest advanced anti-rootkit technology provided by VIPRE has been re-engineered to handle even the hardest to detect malware. With managed antivirus provided as an integrated solution, GFI MAX allows MSPs to easily deploy antivirus agents on machines throughout their customers’ networks, as well as to monitor, manage, report on and remediate any issues from a single dashboard, further capitalizing on the growing demand for managed security solutions.

“Our free malware removal service for GFI MAX customers is not something that we have seen other vendors offer but it underscores our absolute confidence in the anti-malware technology that is provided by the VIPRE engine,” said Dr. Alistair Forbes, general manager of the GFI MAX business unit.

“We have seen strong adoption of Managed Antivirus as result of the combination of the power of the VIPRE technology, ease of deployment from the dashboard and low overhead compared to other products on the market. This latest release sees further improvements in the level of security with no downside in system performance. We are backing our claims with a free malware removal service – in the unlikely event that malware does get onto an MSP customer site protected by VIPRE then our technicians will carry out full remediation – at our cost.”

In addition to its effectiveness against malware, the low-impact VIPRE anti-malware technology allows GFI MAX partners to minimize the overhead that the solution has on their customers’ systems, ensuring that their end users remain productive as well as protected. For the MSP, deployment is the easiest in the industry via the integrated Competitive Agent Removal Tool (CART), which automates the removal of existing antivirus agents, freeing up resources within the MSP.

“VIPRE’s easy deployment, small foot print and robust detections make it an ideal managed antivirus service for MSPs,” said ThreatTrack Security Chief Executive Officer Julian Waits, Sr. “It is exciting for ThreatTrack Security to continue collaborating with GFI MAX, bringing to market services that enable MSPs to grow their businesses by offering their customers comprehensive defense against online threats.”

The integration of VIPRE antivirus technology to the GFI MAX platform allows MSPs to further provide their customers with holistic management of their networks. In addition to managed antivirus, GFI MAX MSPs are equipped to provide remote monitoring and management, patch management and managed online backup from a single dashboard.

For a free trial of GFI MAX, please visit gfimax.com/trials

About GFI MAX
GFI MAX helps IT Support Companies and MSPs grow monthly revenues from existing customers, attract new customers with affordable, high-value, easy-to-use services and deliver proactive, cost efficient services to grow an IT business profitably. GFI MAX provides a range of integrated software solutions built specifically for IT Support Companies and MSPs that are fast to implement, low effort to manage and fully brandable, so your customers see their value. The GFI MAX platform enables MSPs to provide managed antivirus, managed online backup, remote support, email security, automated monitoring, patch management, asset tracking, alerting and viewing and reporting all from a single dashboard.

About GFI
GFI Software™ develops quality IT solutions for small to mid-sized businesses with generally up to 1,000 users. GFI® offers two main technology solutions: GFI MAX™, which enables managed service providers (MSPs) to deliver superior services to their customers; and GFI Cloud™, which empowers companies with their own internal IT teams to manage and maintain their networks via the cloud. Serving an expanding customer base of more than 200,000 companies, GFI’s product line also includes collaboration, network security, anti-spam, patch management, faxing, mail archiving and web monitoring. GFI is a channel-focused company with thousands of partners throughout the world. The company has received numerous awards and industry accolades, and is a longtime Microsoft® Gold ISV Partner.



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