Native Protection for IBM i
Powertech Antivirus for IBM i offers the power and protection of the McAfee (Trellix) scan engine, while supporting the specific features of your IBM i. Recursive links, system values, and file-level scan settings are natural ground for the deep OS integration of Powertech Antivirus.
Powertech Antivirus protects your IBM i data from viruses, ransomware, worms, and other malware threats. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your scan engine is backed by enterprise-level technology, advanced heuristic analysis, and generic detection and cleaning.
Robust Malware Protection
With Powertech Antivirus powered by McAfee, you can take control of and eliminate potential threats like:
- Encrypted and polymorphic viruses
- Microsoft Office macro and script viruses
- Unknown viruses and suspicious files
- Zero-day malware
- Trojans and worms
- Viruses within compressed, packed, and OLE files
By keeping virus definitions up-to-date automatically, Powertech Antivirus protects you from the hundreds of thousands of new malware variants created each week. Powertech Antivirus also includes Powerful decompression for a wide variety of compression formats, allowing it to dig deep into a wide range of files where viruses could hide.
State-of-the-Art Ransomware Protection
Powertech Antivirus uses state-of-the-art hybrid signatureless detection for optimal protection from ransomware. Its behavior-based detection allows it to detect ransomware that did not even exist when it was released. Powertech Antivirus uses a pattern-based approach, which means new ransomware can be detected without frequent updates.
Stay Ahead of Cyber Criminals
Even when viruses are too new to be defined, Powertech Antivirus keeps you one step ahead. The McAfee scan engine uses advanced heuristic analysis to help you catch unknown malware before damage occurs.
Heuristic analysis complements and extends the signature-based detection mechanism. Where signature-based code looks for known byte sequences in files, heuristic analysis analyzes files based on the type of actions that they would perform.
With Powertech Antivirus on your side, you’ll detect and clean new viruses and variants before the experts even identify them.
Object Integrity Scanning
Tampered objects can seriously harm the OS or bypass all security entirely. Unique to IBM i and not found in any other product today, Powertech Antivirus uses object integrity scanning to detect changed objects and manipulated programs.
Real-Time vs. On-Demand Protection
With Powertech Antivirus, you can choose to scan files dynamically as they are opened or schedule your scans outside of normal business hours to save processing power.
Powertech Antivirus works with IBM i’s built-in job scheduler or any commercial job scheduling solution—you decide which directories to scan and when to scan them.
AIX, Solaris, Linux, LinuxONE, and IBM Z Scanning
Don’t waste time and money installing multiple, stand-alone antivirus applications on each partition. Powertech Antivirus ensures that all of your IBM i, Linux, and AIX partitions are free of viruses, ransomware, worms, and other malware.
Keep yourself and your staff informed of potential threats at all times. Powertech Antivirus can log a message onto an IBM i message queue, report into job logs, or integrate with automated monitoring solutions to allow instant notifications when threats are detected.
Many security mandates, such as PCI DSS or SWIFT CSCF, encourage or even require malware scanning and integrity checks for operating system objects. Powertech Antivirus helps you meet compliance requirements by plugging the "IBM i" gap in your malware protection. Powertech Antivirus can also create reports on anything an auditor would ask for, including directories scanned, infections found, and cleaning/quarantining activity.
Additionally, all virus detections are automatically recorded in the system audit journal for a clear audit trail.
Let’s Get Started
Find out what Powertech Antivirus for IBM i can do for you. We’ll review your current setup and see how Fortra products can help you achieve your security and compliance goals.