Giving Back to the Community
Open Source Module Released with BitDefender for Samba File Servers
BitDefender for Samba Linux File Servers was upgraded to version 1.6.2 today, and parts of it have been released under an open-source license. The antivirus for Samba shares is capable of scanning and disinfecting shared files and folders on access and on demand, and can be installed easily alongside BitDefender for Linux Mail Servers.
"We are releasing the Samba integration module (vfs) as open source for two main reasons: first, and least important, because we want to provide more choice to our customers: the module can be compiled against any version of Samba, past and present. Second, we, as a company, have been using and profiting for long from Open Source software, and I think it's high time to start giving back to the community," declared Alexandru Balan, BitDefender Product Marketing Manager.
BitDefender for Samba Linux File Servers has recently acquired a new VB100% certification, just prior to the version change. It also has been tested to work on all popular Linux distributions.
Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. The company is an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection since 2001. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of around 400 million home and corporate users across the globe.
Recently, Bitdefender won a series of important awards and accolades in the global security industry, including "Product of the Year" by AV-Comparatives, "Best Repair 2012" by AV-Test, "Editor's Choice" and "The Best Antivirus for 2013" by PC Mag, that confirmed the antivirus software’s leadership status among security products.
More information about Bitdefender's products is available from the company's security press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, where readers can find stories from the underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious software - and gossip.