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VIPRE Business Antivirus (Premium) combines antivirus, antispyware, and desktop firewall into a seamless, tightly-integrated security product. Utilizing next-generation technology, VIPRE provides high-performance software that doesn't slow down your PC, is low on system resources, and protects you from the bad guys. At VIPRE’s core is a threat engine that merges the detection of all types of malware into a single, efficient, and powerful system.

A different approach to malware protection

Today, traditional viruses make up only about four percent of the total current malware universe - and are relatively easy to detect and remove. Protecting against the new wave of malware that has emerged over the last five years requires a fundamental shift in how technology is engineered to stay one step ahead of organized cyber criminals. Given the need for increased threat protection, many vendors have responded by retooling their existing antivirus products and adding new layers of antivirus capabilities, rather than building better, more efficient core code. The resulting solutions tend to be bloatware that dramatically impact system performance.

GFI’s approach is different. We’ve translated our years of experience in researching, detecting, and remediating sophisticated malware into the next-generation endpoint protection technology, VIPRE -- without building on older generation antivirus engines or other sourced technology components. VIPRE Antivirus Business is fast, efficient technology in a single, powerful threat engine with low impact on system resources.

Top features

GFI VIPRE Antivirus Business is available in two editions:

  • VIPRE Antivirus Business: Includes antivirus and antispyware protection
  • VIPRE Antivirus Business Premium: Includes antivirus, antispyware, firewall and malicious web filtering
  • The features below are available with both editions unless otherwise noted.
  • (Features available exclusively within a particular edition are listed further on in this page.)
  • Proprietary anti-malware detection engine uses next-generation technology
  • Real-time monitoring and protection against zero-day threats
  • Integrated endpoint email security
  • Real time live threat data integration
  • Centralized management and easy deployment
  • Powerful, scanning agent technology
  • Advanced anti-rootkit technology
  • Auto-scan removable drives
  • Multi-site tiering model
  • Role-based access control
  • Policy-based management
  • Support for Mac Client
  • Flexible Reporting
  • Integration for NAC support

Features of GFI VIPRE Antivirus Business Premium Edition

  • Bi-directional firewall and web filtering

Unique Selling Proposition

High-performance security software that doesn't slow your PC!


VIPRE Antivirus Business and VIPRE Antivirus Business Premium deliver value to organizations of all sizes with a pricing model based on the number of users within an organization. Competitive upgrade pricing and special incentives for educational institutions are available.

Compatibility and Certifications

Compatible with VIPRE is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008,
Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, 32- and 64 bit.

VB100, Checkmark, ICSA Labs-certified

Systems Requirements

Administration Console and VIPRE Business Services - Operating System

  • Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2, R2 (32- & 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista SP2 (32- & 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2+ (32- & 64-bit)
  • Windows XP Professional SP3 (32- & 64-bit)
  • NOTE: Embedded OS are not supported


  • Pentium III 400 MHz or higher
  • 300 MB free disk space
  • 512 MB memory
  • 1024 x 768 monitor resolution


  • MDAC 2.6 SP2 or later
  • Internet Explorer 6 or later
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

Operating System

  • Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008+ (32- & 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista, Vista SP1+(32- & 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 SP1+ (32- & 64-bit)
  • Windows XP SP1+ (32- & 64-bit)
  • Windows 2000 Server with SP4 RU1 or later
  • Windows 2000 Professional with SP4 RU1 or later
  • Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS)
  • Windows Installer Provider is required on XP 64bit and Server 2003 platforms in order for WMI deployment to function (all other supported operating systems have the Windows Installer Provider built-in.)


  • 150 MB free disk space
  • 512 MB memory


  • Internet Explorer 6 or later
  • Supported Email Applications: Outlook 2000+, Outlook Express 5.0+, Windows Mail on Vista, SMTP/POP3 (Thunderbird, IncrediMail, Eudora, etc.)
  • SSL supported in Outlook and Outlook Express only.

Channels Being Used

Online, direct, channel distribution through resellers worldwide.


  1. Symantec
  2. McAfee
  3. Trend Micro
  4. Kaspersky
  5. ESET NOD32


1. What’s special about the firewall in VIPRE Business Antivirus Premium?

Sunbelt took the core of Sunbelt Personal Firewall 4.6 and re-wrote it with full 64-bit compatibility and complete support for Windows 7, and plugged that into VIPRE. VIPRE was written to be easily expandable with additional features, and the Firewall essentially acts as a plug-in module that is fully compatible within the entire VIPRE architecture. All still with an extremely small footprint. No Bloatware Here!

2. What other improvements have we made to 4.0?

  • Auto-Scan Removable Drives (USB)
  • Full Windows 7 & Server 2008 R2 Support
  • Boot Cleaner Native 64-bit
  • Scan Extensions in Firefox (equivalent to Browser Helper Objects)
  • Scan more archive file types
  • Improved Action Protection
  • Improved Email Antivirus
  • Improved Rootkit detection
  • No Windows Operating System files false positives
  • Multi‐site service and access control Smaller definitions
  • More reports
  • Completely revamped user interface

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