Integralis Technology and Sophos announce software
Sophos, the antivirus
vendor, and Integralis Technology Ltd, the content security
specialist, have collaborated on technology which will allow
MIMEsweeper to scan for viruses at up to thirty times faster than
it can with command-line scanners.
The Sophos Anti-Virus Interface (SAVI) is specifically designed
to meet the needs of the expanding Firewall, email monitoring and
gateway markets. The new technology brings Sophos twelve years of
anti-virus expertise to many applications, including web browsers,
FTP clients, installation and back-up applications.
"This is one of the most important developments to come out of
the anti-virus vendors for some time. On the face of it, it appears
to be a simple API direct into the Sophos anti-virus engine, but
when you look deeper you see that it is very well thought out,"
said Andy Harris, technical director at Integralis Technology. "The
reliability of this technology in a MIMEsweeper environment is
exemplary. It shows that Sophos is one of the few anti-virus
vendors that truly understands how to work in pre-emptive
Until now, applications have had to call command-line versions
of virus scanners, which need to re-initialise each time a file is
virus checked. SAVI's multi-threading DLL-based virus database
technology typically increases performance over command-line
scanners up to thirty-fold.
"SAVI allows Sophos to integrate fully with other leading-edge
vendors, such as Integralis, to provide an all-round security
solution," said Peter Lammer, managing director at Sophos. "This is
an exciting development which extends Sophos's expertise in
virus protection far beyond the
conventional desktop and file-server."
Using a single copy of the virus database to process all
requests, SAVI eliminates the memory constraints associated with
command-line scanners, which reserve memory each time they
For further details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, tel:
01235 559933, read the Sophos product brief Virus Detection in email using SAVI and