Powertech Antivirus | Virus Protection Software
Powertech Antivirus

Native Virus Protection Software for IBM Systems (Linux, AIX, IBM i)

Protect your IT environment from viruses, worms, Trojans, and other complex malware with the only commercially available antivirus solution native to IBM Systems.



IBM i (System i, iSeries, AS/400), Linux, AIX



Server-Level Antivirus Protection for Business

Most antivirus software solutions are designed just for Windows. But many organizations have diverse technology stacks that run some combination of Windows, Linux, AIX, or IBM i.

Using a native tool that prevents scan failure and security issues helps ensure each platform in your environment is uniquely protected against viruses, worms, and malware threats.

Powertech Antivirus is the only commercially available server-level antivirus solution that provides native scanning for IBM Systems, including IBM i, AIX, Linux on Power, LinuxONE, and Linux on Z.

With one of the most comprehensive sets of virus signatures available on any platform, Powertech Antivirus keeps up-to-date by automatically downloading the latest virus definitions and enhancements.

Key Features

Enterprise Scanning Technology

Leverage the power and protection of a commercial-grade scan engine, while supporting the specific features of your operating system. Powertech Antivirus protects your servers from a comprehensive set of viruses, zero-day threats, ransomware, and more. You can be confident knowing that your scan engine is backed by proven technology.

Heuristic Analysis

The enterprise scan engine in Powertech Antivirus uses a behavior-based scan of a file’s code to identify typical traits of exploits to help you catch unknown malware before they cause damage. Even when viruses are too new to be defined, you can stay one step ahead. Heuristic analysis takes note of these malicious behaviors, reporting a possible infection when suspicious activity reaches an established threshold.

Automatic Updating and Scanning

Simplify your virus protection through automatic DAT updates, product enhancements, and system scans. Powertech Antivirus automatically updates virus definitions to provide the latest protection against current virus threats. 

On-Demand or Real-Time Scanning Options

With Powertech Antivirus, you can choose to scan files dynamically as they are accessed by users and processes on the system, or schedule your scans outside of normal business hours to save processing power. Powertech Antivirus works with any commercial job scheduling solution, so you decide which directories to scan and when to scan them. Numerous performance tuning options offer additional flexibility to tailor scanning to your organization’s needs.

Powerful Virus Protection Software

Protect Your Infrastructure

It can be difficult to discover malware, viruses, and worms lurking in your server with PC antivirus software. Powertech Antivirus offers native virus scanning to support specific features within your environment.

Safeguard Your Most Critical Assets

Costs related to data breaches correlate directly with the time required to discover them. The longer it takes to find them, the costlier they are, and the more devastating the impact to your business—and potentially your customers.

Meet Compliance Requirements

Many regulations today require server-level malware protection. Powertech Antivirus makes compliance and audit reporting easy by automatically logging all scanning activity, infections found, and malware removal/quarantining.

I’m very happy with the simplicity and the effectiveness of Powertech Antivirus. HelpSystems has great people and the support is second to none. The product is very easy to install, very easy to comprehend, and very easy to maintain. There was no reason to consider any other options.

Ron Smith
The COMP Performance Group

Visualize and Centralize Your Security


Leverage HelpSystems Insite, an IT operations center that allows you to centrally manage and configure software across your IT organization, and create dynamic dashboards for maximum visibility in your environment. Powertech Antivirus dashboards with Insite provide a high-level view of what is going on in your environment.

Within this view, you can interact with easy-to-use dashboards to quickly find the status of every endpoint in your infrastructure and read details on any warnings or critical issues that have been reported and may require further action. Identify the number of endpoints at each status level, with the ability to sort, search, and filter as needed.

Get Started

Insulate your business from attacks with enterprise level virus protection software that can detect and remove malicious code. Request a trial of Powertech Antivirus to see it in action.

Detect and remove system threats

In just three steps, Powertech Antivirus can protect your system against viruses. The software will inspect your system and remove any viruses detected, and as a last step, we’ll provide a complimentary follow-up call to review the results with you.