Bitdefender End Of Life Policy Update

On December 31st, 2015, a number of Bitdefender products reached End of Life (EOL) status. Here is a list of products that are no longer maintained by the Linux team:

  • BitDefender Security for Mail Servers (FreeBSD and Solaris)
  • BitDefender Security for Samba (Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris)
  • BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices (Linux and FreeBSD)

We will continue supporting the Linux version of BitDefender Security for Mail Servers for the foreseeable future (note that the Management Server integration feature will be removed from future versions).

For more information, please see this page.

The Bitdefender virtual machine introspection library is now on GitHub

I’m very happy to announce that the library we’ve created to help us perform virtual machine introspection is now on GitHub, under the LGPLv3 license, here. We hope that the community will find it useful, and welcome discussion (the LibVMI authors in particular might find this interesting). The library is x86-specific, and while there’s some #ifdeferry suggesting that the earliest supported version is Xen 4.3, only Xen 4.6 will work out-of-the-box with it.

Bitdefender Security for Mail Servers 3.1.6

We are announcing the immediate availability of Bitdefender Security for Mail Servers 3.1.6. This is a bugfix release, for Linux x86 and amd64.


Bitdefender Security for Mail Servers 3.1.4

We are announcing the immediate availability of Bitdefender Security for Mail Servers 3.1.4 and its derived free version Bitdefender Free Antispam for Mail Servers 3.1.4. These are mostly bugfix releases and currently only support Linux x86 and amd64.


BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices

As many BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices users have noticed, attempting to run the command line tool (bdscan) or the GUI application will result in an unexpected segmentation fault. The issue is caused by an incompatibility between the latest antivirus engines retrieved through update and the their platform specific component ( which currently cannot be updated. Until a new build of the packages is made, the solution is to grab the latest library and use it to replace the existing one.  In order to accomplish this task you will need run the following comands as root: (more…)

VBSPAM and VB100%

BitDefender Security for Mail Servers has won its 12th VBSpam award and BitDefender Security for Samba Servers won VB100% … again. I’ve lost track of the number. 🙂 Special thanks go to the antispam and antimalware teams for their hard work.

Patch #5

Few days ago we released a patch for our BitDefender for Mail Servers products, more precisely for the BitDefender SMTP Proxy agent. So, if you’re using Communigate Pro, Courier, Postfix, qmail or Sendmail with standard BitDefender integration methods then this patch is not for you, everybody else using the BitDefender SMTP Proxy configured in front of the MTA please read on.


BitDefender Free Antispam for Mail Servers

Hello to all you network administrators out there who fight against spam emails! Here, at BitDefender, we have some of the best antispam engines in terms of detection rate and speed. You might ask yourself: says who? Well, us ofcourse, and the VBSpam team who periodically tests our spam detection rate.

In the latest test from this September, BitDefender won the first place, ahead of Symantec, Sophos and Fortinet. Even better, BitDefender is the only company in the world that won nine consecutive VBSpam awards. (more…)

How To Configure Spam Submit

The Bayesian filter included in our antispam engines can be trained in two ways: a) by running bdsafe on a set of known spam/ham e-mails, b) via the Spam Submit feature. In this article, we will focus on Spam Submit and the steps that need to be taken in order to set it up.

First, you need to add two accounts to your mail server, the spam user account and the ham user account. The spam account is used to feed the BitDefender Bayes filter with spam messages and the ham account with legitimate messages. Second, you need to configure BitDefender Security for Mail Servers to fetch the emails from those two accounts via a POP3 server, by using either bdsafe or the BitDefender Remote Administration interface. (more…)

BitDefender Samba VFS for Samba 3.4 and 3.5

A number of people have asked us for an updated BitDefender Samba VFS that builds against Samba 3.4, since the one shipped with the latest BitDefender Security for Samba only supports Samba versions up to 3.3.x. For them and for any other administrators interested in (more…)

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