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January 4, 2004

Kaspersky refreshes AV update cycles

Kaspersky Labs Ltd, a Moscow-based developer of anti-virus software, has moved to increase the level of protection against new virus outbreaks with a new service that regularly downloads updates from its anti-virus database at three-hour intervals.

By CBR Staff Writer

The company estimates that up to 300 new viruses appears every day. Most anti-virus companies release daily updates, the new Rapid Virus Response service is designed to update anti-virus databases regularly every three hours in order to ward off new attacks, the company said.

Kaspersky was the first company to provide a Linux anti-virus product. It produces a suite of anti-spam, anti-virus, content and attachment-checking software for Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino/Notes systems that competes against similar product lines from the likes of SurfControl Plc and ClearSwift Ltd. Nokia currently also uses technology from Kaspersky Labs on its devices.

This article is based on material originally produced by ComputerWire.

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