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Special Free Anti-Virus Offer for Server 2008/Hyper-V users from Sophos and 5nine Software

Special 90-day Offer for Server2008/Hyper-V Users – Free Anti-Virus from Sophos and 5nine Software.

Holmdel, NJ and Abingdon, UK, August 16, 2011. - Today Sophos and 5nine Software announce a special 90-days Offer for Microsoft Server 2008 R2 / Hyper-V Users - FREE Enterprise Anti-Virus (AV) and Anti-Spyware (AS) with Virtual Firewall for Hyper-V.

"We are pleased to announce this Special Offer with Sophos - a leading provider of Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware solutions for SMB and Enterprise, - said Konstantin Malkov, CTO of 5nine Software. 5nine Virtual Firewall with Sophos Antivirus is a unique virtualization security solution application. It uses ‘Smart Scheduling’ to start, pause and resume the AV/AS scans based on the current virtual environment resource utilization and workload trends, thus allowing to avoid bottlenecks for hosts and virtual machines."

The solution offers AV, AS and Virtual Firewall in a single comprehensive security package (5nine Security Manager) and optimized specifically for virtualization environments. 5nine Security Manager improves the security and compliance for multi-tenant cloud environments as well as Enterprise customers:

  • Protects your Virtual environment with powerful Enterprise Sophos Anti-Virus engine; Runs Anti-Virus scans automatically - without performance bottlenecks on hosts and virtual machines.
  • Controls Microsoft Hyper-V Virtual Environment Security programmatically - on 'Per-VM' basis.

"Delivering security in a virtual environment has some additional challenges compared to physical networks. One of the noteworthy challenges is poor performance due to simultaneous expensive AV workloads. Utilization aware policy and an additional layer of inspection improves performance and supplements security. 5nine's Security Manager for Hyper-V helps provide greater protection for virtualized systems." - said James Lyne, Senior Security Technologist, Sophos

  • Anti-Virus scans in Hyper-V environment can be scheduled and controlled from 5nine Management Application (Console), or via PowerShell API. Anti-Virus logs can also be loaded and viewed from 5nine Management Console.
  • 5nine Virtual Firewall provides an ability to monitor and control network traffic between virtual machines and external (physical) network, as well as between virtual machines within the virtual network, thus to control security programmatically on 'Per - VM' basis.

Pricing and Availability

From August 15, for 90 days, 5nine Security Manager for Hyper-V with Sophos Enterprise Antivirus can be downloaded from 5nine Web Site FREE. Please refer to 5nine web site for the future pricing, updates and releases.

5nine Software helps organizations to safeguard their investment in virtual infrastructure by providing innovative systems management solutions designed to reduce costs, increase productivity and mitigate risks. 5nine offers suite of Hyper-V Management and Security tools such as 5nine Manager with Hyper-V Monitor, 5nine Virtual Firewall for Hyper-V and other.

5nine is an international company with its U.S. headquarters in New Jersey. 5nine is rapidly expanding its presence and its partner network around the world, and will continue to offer innovative and practical solutions to help IT professionals to better plan and manage their virtual infrastructures.

Contact: 5nine Sales at

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