Antivirus Protection
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Article Summary

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 by default with McAfee Endpoint Security for Linux Threat Prevention to ensure data protection.

You can replace McAfee Endpoint Security for Linux Threat Prevention with Bitdefender Anti-malware SDK.

When Bitdefender Anti-malware SDK is enabled, TLS 1.2 and higher must be used. When Bitdefender Anti-malware SDK is enabled, 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. Archive files are scanned but password protected files, emails and email databases are not scanned.

Notes

With the default, McAfee Endpoint Security for Linux Threat Prevention, only files that are copied, moved, or edited on the CTERA Edge Filer are scanned for malware. Files that are read are not scanned.

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

To enable this feature, contact CTERA Support.

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.

After replacing McAfee Endpoint Security for Linux Threat Prevention with Bitdefender Anti-malware SDK, any files that were quarantined by McAfee Endpoint Security for Linux Threat Prevention are not saved. With Bitdefender Anti-malware SDK, quarantined files are saved in quarantine_compressedCopy.

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.
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Antivirus scanning is enabled and a check for the latest DAT file is run after which antivirus protection is active.
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Note

When Bitdefender Anti-malware SDK is enabled, the following Antivirus page is displayed.
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Scanning for malware will occur on every file that is copied, moved, or edited from the CTERA Edge Filer.

Note

When Bitdefender Anti-malware SDK is enabled, scanning for malware also occurs on every file that is read 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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