Wednesday, June 9, 2004

H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH to integrate first heuristic dialer protection worldwide

Tettnang, June 9, 2004 – With its up-to-date signatures and integrated heuristics, H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH provides optimum security against viruses and worms of all kinds. The new heuristic can now even identify costly dialers.

Nearly all known virus scanners search for digital malware using typical virus patterns. This method is reliable as long as the relevant signatures for current worms and viruses are available, which classify a virus using characteristic strings. H+BEDV uses its newly updated heuristic to round off its malware protection. Heuristic scanning does not rely on signatures but uses typical instructions, commands or characteristics in suspicious programming to detect even new viruses.

AntiVir® is the first antivirus solution worldwide to include heuristic scanning for dialers. Every year, dialers cause considerable financial damage to modem and ISDN users, by secretly overriding the default Internet dial-up settings. The resulting online connection costs may be as high as 4 euros per minute. As of now, known and new malware of this kind will be warded off by AntiVir®. All current versions feature the integrated dialer protection.

About H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH

H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH is a specialized manufacturer of cross-system security business solutions for small and medium businesses and large organizations. Since 1988, the Tettnang enterprise has developed and distributed its award-winning antivirus solution AntiVir®. A core objective of H+BEDV Datentechnik is the closing of security gaps in the field of enterprise-critical communication interfaces. The enterprise is well-positioned in the Windows market and also one of the technological leaders in the Linux market, providing a wide range of high-performance security solutions for Linux-based Web and e-mail servers and workstations.

A large number of resellers and registered AntiVir® dealers in Europe and outside Europe ensure a tight sales network for H+BEDV Datentechnik. Strategic partners are, among others, AVM Computersysteme, Clearswift, Group Technologies, Novell, Pyramid Computers, Red Hat and SuSE. Furthermore, the enterprise works closely together 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
Karin Klösges
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

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.