Sophos Anti-Virus Interface (SAVI) offers thirty-fold
increase in virus checking speed to third party applications.
Sophos today launched a unique open interface which allows third
party applications to integrate seamlessly with its anti-virus
protection system. SAVI is specifically designed to meet the needs
of the ever expanding Firewall, email monitoring and gateway
markets. The new technology brings Sophos's ten years of anti-virus
expertise to many applications, including web browsers, FTP
clients, installation and back-up applications.
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.
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
"SAVI allows Sophos to integrate fully with other leading-edge
technologies 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."
Sophos is expected to announce details of collaborations with a
number of third parties in the near future.
Please, read the Sophos product brief Virus Detection in email using SAVI and