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Avira say Good Bye for Linux

With its powerful Antivirus solutions, Avira is especially able to meet the needs of the consumer and micro/small business markets. Today, these fields almost exclusively rely upon Windows or Mac operating systems. By comparison, Linux installations have been declining steadily for years.

As a result, by June 30, 2016, we will discontinue our Linux product sector and concentrate increasingly on developing Avira’s Windows and Mac OS system product portfolio only. Specifically, Avira AntiVir Professional Linux, Avira Server Security Linux and Avira Free Antivirus Linux will be discontinued and Avira Endpoint Security and Avira Business Security Suite will be offered without Linux support.

Even though the active sales and further development of Linux products will end on June 30, 2013, Avira will continue delivering detection updates (engine and VDF updates) for these solutions.

However, please note that from July 2013 on, new licenses and license renewals for all Linux products will no longer be available. In individual cases, a licensing exception to existing Linux systems may be considered for users until the end-of-life date. Please contact your Avira partner manager for more information.

Discontinued Linux products:

Avira Professional Security Linux (Avira AntiVir Professional Linux)
Avira Server Security Linux
Avira Free Antivirus Linux
Avira Endpoint Security (Bundle)*
Avira Business Security Suite (Bundle)*
*The bundles will be created without the Linux components.


SRC: Discontinuation of Antivirus solutions for Linux systems on June 30th 2016.

What is the solution for Sophos UTM? [:S]


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  • They're not discontinuing them until 2016... that gives Sophos plenty of time to find an alternate secondary AV provider, no need to panic [:)]

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  • ...or completely resign the second AV engine [:)]. Also gives nice performance boost..
  • linux installs decreasing..that's a good one..[:)]

    Owner:  Emmanuel Technology Consulting

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    Former Sophos SG(Astaro) advocate/researcher/Silver Partner

    PfSense w/Suricata, ntopng, 

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  • ...or completely resign the second AV engine [:)]. Also gives nice performance boost..


    Or that; there's certainly not a lot, if anything that gets by the sav engine.

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    https://www.convergesecurity.com

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  • Still, I would prefer a different AV for Endpoint - and, for now, that's Sophos AV.  Hopefully, the Avira replacement will be as powerful - I expect that it will. 

    Cheers - Bob

    Sorry for any short responses.  Posted from my iPhone.
     
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    Sophos Certified Engineer - XG
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  • well i like to run 3 layers..so for now it's avira/sav at the edge and avg at the endpoint..[:)]

    Owner:  Emmanuel Technology Consulting

    http://etc-md.com

    Former Sophos SG(Astaro) advocate/researcher/Silver Partner

    PfSense w/Suricata, ntopng, 

    Other addons to follow

  • Might be best to have three AV in UTM. But maximum only two are used. And this should be changeable per Service/proxy profile. example: (SMTP with Sophos/AVengine2, Http Profile1 with AVengine2/AVengine3.)

    Some customers won't buy Sophos Endpoint, cause of using UTM with Sophos AV.

    Astaro user since 2001 - Astaro/Sophos Partner since 2008