Avira AntiVir Server

Virus protection for your business servers
Avira AntiVir Server ensures that the central receiving and distributing stations of your network under Windows and Unix are protected against virus attacks. Avira AntiVir does not only have innovative technologies for reliable virus and malware detection, it does also offer you well thought out, efficient update and management functions for minimal administration costs.

Optimum security
  • Integrated, cross-platform virus and malware protection
  • Reliable, extremely powerful AntiVir technology with leading multi-award-winning detection performance
  • Fast reaction to new dangers through an in-house malware research center

Low costs
  • Extremely low administration costs through automated workflows and central management
  • Intuitive operation without long, expensive training times
  • All licenses incl. free updates, upgrades and Gold Support
High investment security
  • Fast, resource-saving scanning technology which reduces the load on servers and networks existing systems can therefore be used for a longer time
  • Transparent licensing designed to meet requirements without hidden costs
  • Free platform change to new or alternative operating systems

Optimum protection against malware
  • Leading detection and removal of viruses and malware.
  • AHeAD technology (Advanced Heuristic Analysis and Detection) for the detection and defense of unknown or rapidly changing attackers
  • Rootkit protection for detecting and removing hidden malware installed in computer systems (Windows) NEW!
  • Real-time monitoring of all file accesses through integrated on-access scanner (incl. archive scanning) and on-demand scanner for manual and time-controlled scans
  • Scanning of offline VMWare images (Windows) NEW!
  • Comprehensive filter functions and file caching to increase scanning speed
  • Automatic archive detection (ZIP, RAR, GZIP, ARJ, LZH, LHA, ACE etc.) through the Smart-Detection-Technology with selection of the archive types to be scanned and adjustable recursion depth
  • Quarantine management for secure isolation of infected and suspicious files under Windows
  • Compatible with 32-bit mode under Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008, x64 edition as well as under 64-bit Linux systems incl. on-access scanning
  • Extremely small, bandwidth-saving updates of virus definitions through incremental VDF update
  • Separately configurable product updates (Windows)
  • Automated updates via the Internet or network-wide distribution
  • Fast, seamless protection through updates without system interruption
Efficient configuration and administration
  • Remote configuration and administration via graphical interface; individual configuration options for on-demand and on-access scanner (Windows)
  • Comprehensive notification and reporting functions
  • Password protection against unauthorized manipulation under Windows
  • Scheduled test runs to scan the system on a regular basis
  • Network-wide administration through the Avira Security Management Center (SMC)
  • Package management from RPM is now supported, simplifying installation and administration (Unix) NEW!
  • Improvement of interaction with other systems and the SMC: SNMP traps for security-related processes can be sent within the system (Unix) NEW!
  • Automatic product updates can be triggered via the SMC, thus ensuring that the latest version is always installed (Unix) NEW!
  • Configuration wizard for easy and fast basic configuration after the installation (Windows)

  • Windows 2000 Server, SP4 and Update Rollup 1*
  • Windows 2000 Server with activated terminal services, SP4 and Update Rollup 1*
  • Windows Server 2003 (32 or 64 Bit), SP1
  • Windows Server 2003 (32 or 64 Bit) with activated terminal services, SP1
  • Windows Server 2008 (WebServer Edition, Standard Edition, Datacenter Edition, Enterprise Edition) 32 or 64 Bit, with Terminal Server Support
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition and Foundation Edition) ONLY 64 Bit
  • Citrix Presentation Server up to version 4.x inclusive

  • 512 MB, 2 GB recommended (Windows Server 2003)
  • 1024 MB (Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Core installation)


At least 150 MB (additional temporary and quarantine space needed)

  • Pentium computer with at least 266 MHz
  • Considerably more memory space may be required temporarily


Administrator rights are required for installation under Windows. Windows 2000 Server won't be supported any longer as of 13 July 2011.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Server
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 - 10.2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • Debian GNU/Linux 4 (stable)
  • Ubuntu Server Edition 8
  • Sun Solaris 9 (SPARC)*
  • Sun Solaris 10 (SPARC)
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server 1
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server 2

  • 192 MB
  • 512 MB for Sun Solaris


100 MB temporary hard drive memory (plus temporary hard drive memory for archive support)


The external kernel module Dazuko 3.0 is required for the installation of the AVGuards under Unix. Please find further information at www.dazuko.org.

* Sun Solaris 9 (SPARC) won't be supported any longer as of 30.10.2012.

Use under 64 bit Linux:

Please use the required 32 bit libraries.

Administration through the SMC:

Please consider that the libstdc++so.5 is required for the SMC agent.

  • One license for all supported platforms
  • Licensing per protected computer (does not include desktop protection)
  • License periods: 1 year or 3 years
  • License extensions with a saving of 30 per cent for 1 year

Extended licenses

Avira SmallBusiness Suite
(Avira AntiVir Professional + Avira AntiVir Server
+ Avira AntiVir Exchange)

Avira AntiVir NetWork Bundle
(Avira AntiVir Professional + Avira AntiVir Server)

Scope of license
  • Free updates and upgrades during the license period
  • Gold Support: 8x5 (CET) support in German and English
  • Free platform change
  • Software and documentation downloads

  • Platinum Support: 24 x 7 support by telephone/email (available for order values from 5,000 euro)