Security firm Panda Software yesterday unveiled the beta version of its Panda DesktopSecure for Linux workstations.
As Linux systems become increasingly prominent for home use and in corporate environments, the firm said that DesktopSecure aims to protect both types of workstations, providing anti-malware protection managed via a graphic console.
The product also includes an enhanced firewall for workstations, and an intrusion prevention system to guard against network threats such as worms.
The final release version of DesktopSecure will be offered free to home users, and can be installed on all distributions of Linux.
"Protection for Linux workstations is essential today," said Pedro Bustamante, director of the Corporate Software Business Unit at Panda.
"With DesktopSecure, our clients can rest assured that all their network workstations are protected against malware that targets either Windows or Linux, guaranteeing their productivity and the integrity of their systems."
The beta version of this product can be downloaded free of charge here.
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