Fortra™’s Powertech Antivirus

Additional Info

Company size (employees)1,000 to 4,999
Headquarters RegionNorth America
Type of solutionSoftware


Fortra™’s Powertech Antivirus provides Linux, AIX, and IBM i servers with protection from viruses, worms, and malware threats, and is the only commercially available antivirus solution native to IBM Systems. The powerful solution includes heuristic behavioral analysis and one of the most comprehensive sets of virus signatures available. Powertech Antivirus automatically downloads the latest virus definitions to stay up-to-date and protect against current threats.

Many organizations routinely run antivirus on workstation PCs, but data attackers and threat actors are eager to exploit servers as well. Powertech Antivirus is a server-specific native antivirus solution that scans every part of the server to identify, quarantine, and remove malicious programs before harm is done. And it does this all without overburdening the network.

Powertech Antivirus has an enterprise strength commercial scan engine as well as a centralized dashboard for simplified management. These dashboards enable users to quickly find the status of every endpoint in the infrastructure and read details on any warnings or critical issues that have been found.

Using behavioral analytics, Powertech Antivirus spots new viruses before they become widespread and cause damage. The heuristic analysis takes note of malicious behaviors and can report a possible infection when the suspicious activity reaches a set threshold.

How we are different

- Powertech Antivirus provides native scanning for IBM i, AIX, and Linux operating systems. A native solution eliminates the sluggishness and instability of PC-based scanning by not requiring a mapped drive or increasing the network’s load.

- Simplifies compliance and audit reporting with automated reports on scanning activity, infections found, malware removal, and quarantining activity.

- Users can choose to scan files in real-time or on-demand to schedule scans outside of normal business hours and save processing power.