Powertech Antivirus

Virus Protection Software for Linux, AIX, and IBM i

Manage your IT environment with centralized, straightforward dashboards to easily detect and remove viruses, worms, Trojans, and other complex malware.



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

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Protect Data from Viruses

Prevent a security breach from crippling your business. Virus protection software detects and removes viruses, worms, ransomware, and more so you can sleep without fear of unwelcome system visitors.

Stay Ahead of Threats

Powertech Antivirus for AIX, Linux, and IBM i boasts one of the most comprehensive sets of virus signatures available on any platform and keeps itself up to date by automatically downloading the latest virus definitions and enhancements.

Ward Off Unknown Threats

Using only virus signatures, no scanning engine is able to detect new, previously unknown threats, but Powertech Antivirus uses behavioral analytics to spot new viruses before they become widespread so you’re never caught off guard.

Key Features

Native file system scanning for IBM i, AIX, and Linux

Most anti-virus software solutions are designed specifically for Windows, but there are significant security risks to using those solutions on other platforms. In order to find viruses where they hide, it’s important to use a native tool to prevent scan failure and security issues. Powertech Antivirus is specifically designed to scan IBM i, AIX, and Linux operating systems for optimal performance and protection.

Enterprise Scanning Technology

Powertech Antivirus offers the power and protection of a commercial grade scan engine while supporting the specific features of your operating system. Powertech Antivirus protects your servers running Linux, AIX, and IBM i from a comprehensive set of viruses, zero-day threats, ransomware, and more. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your scan engine is backed by battle-tested technology.

Centralized Management

Centralized Management

Utilize HelpSystems Insite, an IT operations center that allows you to efficiently manage and configure software across your IT organization, as well as create dynamic dashboards for maximum visibility.

Heuristic analysis

Identify new malware with heuristic analysis

Powertech Antivirus’ enterprise scan engine 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’re one step ahead. This heuristic analysis takes note of these malicious behaviors, reporting a possible infection when suspicious activity reaches a set 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.

Automated Compliance Reporting

Many regulations today require server-level malware protection and Powertech Antivirus makes compliance and audit reporting of scanning activity, infections found, and malware removal/quarantining easy across your environment. In addition to automated reporting, all malware scanning activity is recorded in the system audit journal and your syslog archive for a complete audit trail. Powertech Antivirus also records all changes made to the product, who made them, and when.  

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 Your Security


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.

Multi-Platform Malware Protection

Powertech Antivirus provides server-level virus and malware protection for organizations running:

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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.