GWAVA Makes “Goner” Virus Go Bye-Bye. eSecurity for Novell GroupWise has Arrived

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GWAVA (short for Â?GroupWise Anti-Virus AgentÂ?) was able to successfully defend Novell GroupWise e-mail systems from the "Goner" virus epidemic. GWAVA saved it's customers from hours of downtime and thousands of dollars by thwarting "Goner".

MONTREAL — December 5, 2001 — As the “Goner” virus wreaked havoc on the Internet today, it was a “no-show” on Novell® GroupWise® systems protected by Beginfinite Inc.’s eSecurity suite “GWAVA”. GWAVA (short for “GroupWise Anti-Virus Agent”) is the only eSecurity solution designed specifically for Novell GroupWise with Anti-Virus, Attachment Blocking, Anti-Spam and Content Filtering capabilities. GWAVA’s flexible eSecurity Policy Management allows GroupWise administrators to react quickly to new security threats including yesterday’s outbreak of the “Goner” virus.

Attachment Blocking: The Key to Rapid Response

As details of the “Goner” virus became available, it became apparent that the virus was spreading through an infected file attachment called “GONE.SCR”. Companies using GWAVA were able to quickly block e-mail containing the GONE.SCR file, which concealed the virus.

Immediate Results

“Today GWAVA blocked over 200 incoming e-mails containing the Goner virus!” Said Jeremy Levine, Managing Director at Heartland Consumer Products Canada. “Our company was safe while some of our customers, suppliers…and competitors were paralyzed for hours. We estimate that GWAVA saved us tens of thousands of dollars in downtime and lost opportunities.”

Novell – The Power to Change

“Net services software from Novell gives organizations the flexibility to rapidly adapt to new opportunities, and sometimes new types of threats in the Net economy,” said Richard Bliss, product marketing manager for collaboration services at Novell. “GWAVA helps make a very secure environment like GroupWise arguably the most secure collaboration solution available.”

GWAVA Availability

GWAVA is available for immediate download from Beginfinite’s web site at or through Beginfinite’s premier partner, The Messaging Architects at

Beginfinite Inc. is a leading developer of sever-based eSecurity solutions designed to protect and accelerate electronic collaboration in the connected economy. Beginfinite delivers sophisticated electronic defenses that are easy to install, intuitive to use and extremely robust. Beginfinite has a global presence with a worldwide network of resellers, and has forged an array of technology partnerships with companies including Novell, Inc.


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Charles Taite or Roberta Wilson


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Novell and GroupWise are registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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