Wednesday, November 24, 2004

AntiVir® and CryptoEx find viruses in encrypted emails

Tettnang, November 24, 2004 – H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH, provider of cross-system business security solutions and the Glück & Kanja Technology AG, leading producer of applications for encryption, public key infrastructures and digital signatures struck up a deal to a strategic partnership. Within this co-operation of both products, AntiVir and CryptoEx, were combined to enable a virus scan of end-to-end-encrypted emails, for the first time. Through this, the two companies are responding to the increased demand for detailed integrated security solutions and strengthen their position in the security market.

The products CryptoEx Outlook and CryptoEx Notes serve as encryption-tools for both, external and internal email-traffic. Using end-to-end security means that the data are encrypted for the entire transfer, from the sender to the recipient. However, this exceptionally safe method of encryption will not allow to search emails for viruses on the server. The integration of AntiVir into the CryptoEx Security Software guarantees that it does not contain any viruses before opening an email on the client and that the updates of the virus definition file (VDF) are always up-to-date.

„In the past, encryption and the scanning for viruses were never compatible. Due to the excellent cooperation of our development team, we managed to close this gap. With this we are able to offer our clients an even more extensive security solution“, states Christian Kanja, spokesman of the board of the Glück & Kanja Technology AG. Reinhold Hammer, Director Sales & Marketing of H+BEDV, adds the following: „It was our intention to close a latent security gap in the electronic communication exchange and to offer a viable, efficient and reliable solution at the same time. This technological partnership between CryptoEx and AntiVir allows the users’ encrypted emails to be free of virulent content. This,of course is a crucial step to higher company-security.“

About the Glück & Kanja Technology AG

The Glück & Kanja Technology AG (www.glueckkanja.com) located in Offenbach am Main, produces professional applications for encryption and digital emails signature, data and PDAs as well as key infrastructures (PKIs). The enterprise is part of the enterprise group Glück & Kanja, founded in 1990. Many corporate clients such as Audi, Airbus and Siemens also rely on the multiple awarded product range of CryptoEx (www.cryptoex.com).

About H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH

H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH has been a specialized producer of cross-system business security solutions since 1988. Its clients include leading national and international enterprises, both for-profit and non-profit, as well as various educational institutions and public entities.

H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH's core objective is to continuously close security gaps in its customers' business-critical applications and thereby secure the value chain.

In addition to its extensive product portfolio for Microsoft Windows systems, the company is a growing technological leader in the growth market for Linux operating systems. H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH already offers high-performance solutions for file servers, Web servers, mail servers and workstations.

In 2004, the AntiVir scanner was awarded the Virus Bulletin 100% Award several times. In addition, it is currently certified by the German quality assurance authority TÜV.

In addition to its own distribution channels, H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH has a comprehensive network of resellers in Europe and throughout the world. Furthermore, the company also works closely with the German federal agency for security in information technology (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI).

For more information about H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH and AntiVir®, visit: www.hbedv.com

Press contact details

For more information and photographic material, please contact:
H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH
Detlef Langrock
Lindauer Straße 21
88069 Tettnang, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 7542-500 0
Fax: +49 (0) 7542-525 10
Email: presse@antivir.de
www.hbedv.com

onpact AG
Olaf Mürköster
Forstenrieder Allee 194
81476 München
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 – 759003 123
Fax: +49 (0) 89 – 759003 10
Email: muerkoester@onpact.de
www.onpact.de

About Avira

Avira protects people in the connected world – enabling everyone to manage, secure, and improve their digital lives. The Avira umbrella covers a portfolio of security and performance applications for Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS. In addition, the reach of our protective technologies extends through OEM partnerships. Our security solutions consistently achieve best-in-class results in independent tests for detection, performance, and usability. Avira is a privately-owned company that employs 500 people. Its headquarters are near Lake Constance, in Tettnang, Germany, and the company has additional offices in Romania, India, Singapore, China, Japan & the United States. A portion of Avira's sales support the Auerbach Foundation, which assists education, children, and families in need. For more information about Avira visit www.avira.com.