HelpSystems Releases First Commercial-Grade Virus and Malware Protection for PowerLinux Servers

November 1, 2017

Minneapolis, MN, November 1, 2017—HelpSystems today announced the release of Stand Guard Anti-Virus for PowerLinux, the first commercial-grade virus and malware solution for Linux on IBM Power Systems servers. This release is a response to the recent rise in malware attacks and the increasing demand for server-level malware protection.

Stand Guard Anti-Virus is powered by the best-in-class McAfee scan engine. The new release expands on HelpSystems’ virus and malware protection for IBM i, AIX, and Linux on x86.

Stand Guard Anti-Virus for PowerLinux is built specifically for this operating system. That makes it faster, more secure, and more stable than scanning with a program built for a different operating system.

“Commercial-grade native scanning solutions weren’t available for PowerLinux systems prior to this release,” said Bob Erdman, Security Product Manager, HelpSystems. “With more ransomware and malware targeting Linux servers, no operating system can afford to go unprotected.”

“The market need for a malware scan engine built for PowerLinux was clear,” said Chris Heim, CEO, HelpSystems. “HelpSystems has extensive expertise with Power Systems servers as well as malware detection. Combining that knowledge for PowerLinux enables our customers to better protect their environments.”

To get a free trial of Stand Guard Anti-Virus for PowerLinux, visit

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