Hewlett-Packard plans to start selling Linux versions of its Virus Throttler security technology and Proliant Essentials Intelligent Networking Pack later this week.
Virus Throttler is a tool designed to slow down virus infections by isolating systems that behave as though they are infected by a virus.
Virus Throttler then notifies a system administrator of the problem and automatically limits the number of network connections made by that system, thereby containing the potential spread of viruses while keeping the PC running.
It has been available since February with HP ProCurve switches, and on Windows versions of its Proliant servers.
The Intelligent Networking Pack is a server software suite designed to help boost the performance of networks.
HP will begin selling the Linux version of Virus Throttler with its Proliant and Bladesystem servers. Both products will run on Red Hat Linux, Suse Linux, and Asianux, a Linux distribution developed by China's Red Flag Software and Japan’s Miracle Linux.