SkyRecon Extends Lightweight Endpoint Protection Solution with Anti-virus Protection

StormShield Security Suite version 5.1 to further reduce operating costs for businesses that want single-policy protection for their business systems and sensitive data

SkyRecon® Systems
, the premier provider of integrated, proactive endpoint security solutions, today announced that it has launched StormShield Anti-Virus Protection (AVP) – an integrated anti-virus and anti-spyware protection available as part of its unified endpoint protection platform, StormShield® Security Suite.

The addition of the AVP security service, part of the StormShield Security Suite, provides an unprecedented level of protection for banking, financial, government, retail, and other institutions looking for 360° protection from attack, loss, theft, and misuse of their business laptops, desktops, servers, applications, and information. The new endpoint security service complements the StormShield Host IPS and Desktop Firewall services to provide an additional layer of attack prevention and remediation coupled with additional information to help isolate attempted breaches and outbreaks.

Licensed from Panda Security, the customized signature-based anti-virus and anti-spyware engine provides some of the most efficient detection and repair capabilities available in the market, where, according to, PandaLabs is currently the fastest laboratory in the industry in providing complete updates to its users. Panda Security’s engine is a natural fit for StormShield as the innovative and unique security model developed by Panda automatically analyzes and classifies thousands of new malware samples every day, allowing StormShield to protect against far more threats than the products of any other company.

“At Panda we have several teams that specialize in specific types of malware and who work 24/7 to provide global coverage,” said Josu Franco, Corporate Customer Unit Manager, Panda Security. “With the support of TruPrevent® Technologies, thousands of new threats are neutralized and sent daily to PandaLabs for in-depth automated analysis and classification as either malware or goodware,” Mr. Franco continued. “We are very excited to see our innovative capabilities reach additional organizations around the world as is it delivered in SkyRecon’s StormShield Security Suite,” Mr. Franco concluded.

Available now, StormShield version 5.1 introduces the following new features:

  • StormShield Anti-Virus Protection (AVP): Lightweight endpoint security solution with integrated anti-virus/anti-spyware protection for fixed drives, removable drives, and email
  • Support for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Network Access Protection (NAP)
  • Numerous functionality additions within the already-powerful and dynamic policy enforcement function; anti-virus/anti-spyware policy, event-derived rules, temporary policy actions
  • The Flexible Data Encryption (FDE) service supports multiple Smart Card technologies along with improved key management
  • Added ability to control the Windows clipboard, print-screen, and drag-n-drop functions
“SkyRecon is pleased to offer organizations an attractive alternative to the extremely bloated endpoint security products that have been built from market consolidation – and not necessarily customer need,” said Philippe Honigman, President and COO of SkyRecon Systems. “Integrated endpoint solutions are top-of-mind for many businesses around the world, and our StormShield solution provides an innovative option for organizations looking for a way to remove the maintenance renewal chains that have been clamped on by the traditional AV vendors.”

SkyRecon’s partnership with Panda Security, along with its own ongoing and recent vulnerability research, enable the innovative endpoint security vendor to be proactive in responding to customer needs and adds to its strategic technological and business relationships with other industry leaders such as Microsoft, Juniper, VMware, and SanDisk.

StormShield Security Suite offers integrated system protection, data protection, and access control in a multi-layered, light-weight single endpoint security suite, providing: anti-virus/anti-spyware, device control, data encryption, application control, host-based intrusion prevention (HIPS), system firewall, wireless security, and network access control (NAC).
About SkyRecon Systems Inc.

Founded in 2003, SkyRecon Systems is a leading global provider of endpoint protection platforms. With its award-winning single-policy endpoint security solutions and ongoing and recent vulnerability research, organizations are able to ensure protection and enforce policy for the endpoint systems, applications, data and users upon which their business relies. The company is a contributing member of the SecureIT Alliance, has received the prestigious Red Herring 100 Award, and has been named "Entrepreneurial Security Company of the Year” by Frost & Sullivan. StormShield has also received 4 stars in the SC Magazine Endpoint Security Group Test, has been nominated as a finalist for the SC Awards magazine in the US Best Mobile Device Security Solution category and the 2008 Awards in the Endpoint Security Product of the Year category, and was also recently selected as a top 10 vendor for the 2008 Computer Reseller News list of Emerging Tech Vendors You Need to Know.

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Source: Open2Europe