SkyScan is not just an anti-virus scanner running on a server.
It is in fact 3 up-to-the-minute well respected anti-virus
scanners running on a cluster of 12 servers in 18 locations
across the world.
The anti-virus scanners are backed up by a heuristic database
which can identify suspect code and quarantine it until given
the all clear, or added to the AV software. This feature picked
up Melissa and Bad Trans 24 hours before it was detected by
- All services are managed through a web console.
- Average overhead is 1.5 of a second.
- Service and support is 24x7
Message Labs is a well respected member of the anti-virus
industry and makes a valuable contribution to the industry
by way of statistics and samples of new and suspect code.
Skeptic Factor (PDF)
Service Overview (PDF)
Technical Overview (PDF)