Kaspersky has announced a series of new security products at Cebit.

The Russian security company has four new products for business users. These include: a beta version of a virtual security appliance for Linux environments called [email protected] 5.0; and an SMTP-Gateway 5.0 for Linux/Unix, which filters e-mail and acts as a functional router for Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD systems.

On the Windows front, it has Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.5 for Microsoft ISA Server 2000, and Anti-Virus 6.0 for Microsoft Exchange. Anti-Virus 6.0 has been updated to automate functions such as detecting virus epidemics.

For home users, Kaspersky offered another quartet of products, two for PCs and two for mobile devices.

Kaspersky’s Personal Security Suite 1.0 contains a firewall, anti-spam and anti-virus protection, while Lab News Agent 1.0 is a standalone app that provides a news ticker of information on virus attacks, products and business news. The News Agent is in beta testing and available for free, the company said.

For users on the go, Kaspersky is offering Anti-Virus for Symbian OS protection for mobiles. The beta product lets users download virus signatures to their mobiles from Kaspersky’s website

The company is also offering Anti-Virus for PDAs, an update of a previous product that now protects Pocket PC devices when files are being copied from another device. It can also be used on smart phones running Microsoft’s Smartphone 2002 and Windows Mobile 2003 software.

The new security products come in the same week that the first MMS virus was detected. Kapersky made the most of it. "Smart phones only represent one percent of the market now but in two years it could be 50 percent so the potential for danger is high,"said Andrey Nikishin, head of market research and strategic development.