Antivirus Protection
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Antivirus software is used to prevent malware from infecting files in the organization. When antivirus is enabled, every file that is copied, moved, or edited on the CTERA Edge Filer is automatically and transparently scanned for malware before the user can access the file. CTERA Edge Filers integrate with Bitdefender Anti-malware SDK to ensure data protection.

When Bitdefender Anti-malware SDK is enabled, TLS 1.2 and higher must be used. Every file, including an archive file, that is read, copied, moved, or edited on the CTERA Edge Filer is automatically and transparently scanned for malware before the user can access the file.

Notes

Password protected files, emails and email databases are not scanned.

Stub files are not scanned for viruses until the files are downloaded from the CTERA Portal.

Infected files are quarantined so that they are no longer available and not synced to the CTERA Portal. The administrator is informed so that any action that might be necessary can be determined.

Setting up Antivirus File Scanning

To enable antivirus scanning:

  1. In the Configuration view, select Security > Antivirus in the navigation pane.
    The Antivirus page is displayed.
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  2. Click Enable antivirus.
    Warning

    You must not restart the edge filer while the antivirus software is starting up.

Antivirus scanning is enabled and a check for the latest DAT file is run after which antivirus protection is active.
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Scanning for malware will occur on every file that is read, copied, moved, or edited from the CTERA Edge Filer.

To disable antivirus scanning:

  1. In the Configuration view, select Security > Antivirus in the navigation pane.
    The Antivirus page is displayed.
  2. Click Disable antivirus.

Antivirus scanning is disabled.


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