Large corporate networks that use file servers running on different platforms can be a real headache when it comes to antivirus protection. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux File Server is part of our range of new and refreshed products, solutions and services for heterogeneous networks. It provides a superior protection with Samba server integration and other features that can protect workstations and file servers in even the most complex heterogeneous networks. It is also certified VMware Ready and supports current versions of FreeBSD for integrated, future-proof protection.
New heuristic technologies combined with traditional signature-based malware detection methods help to dramatically improve the efficiency of malicious object detection and ensure proactive protection against new malicious programs.
The application scans all files that are launched, opened or modified and disinfects or deletes all infected files. Furthermore, suspicious files and content are isolated in a quarantine area, allowing further analysis to be performed. The application scans specified areas of the system according to a schedule or on-demand, for complete anti-malware protection.
When a suspicious object is detected, the program places it in quarantine. If the product treats or deletes an infected file, a copy of the original is placed in backup storage. The file is backed-up in its original format together with all of its attributes. This means that regardless of the actions taken by the antivirus program, document workflows are not interrupted.
The program helps balance the use of server resources between the antivirus system and other applications according to task priorities. For example, antivirus scanning can be performed in background mode while server software is being updated, helping to reduce server downtime.
The server does not need to be rebooted when the antivirus program is installed or updated. This is an important issue for most corporate networks where rebooting the server is undesirable, or simply not an option. Continuous running of the server software ensures uninterrupted operation of your company’s business processes.
Updating the antivirus databases can be carried out on-demand or automatically from Kaspersky Lab servers or your local servers. The program automatically selects the least loaded update server. Alternatively, updates can be downloaded from the Kaspersky Security Center server which means the update installs faster and reduces the volume of inbound traffic in cases when several Kaspersky Lab products are installed on the network.
System Administrators can use the Kaspersky Security Center – a centralized management system – to configure and remotely manage the application on several servers at once.
Administrators can also choose the most convenient management tool for them from Kaspersky Web Management Console, Kaspersky Security Center or command-line management.
Installing the product only takes a few minutes and requires the installation of just one package.
The application offers a wide range of settings, allowing administrators to:
This wide range of settings allows optimization of server loads and ensures flexible management of corporate network security.
Administrators can control the application using graphical reports via the web console in PDF or XLS format, or via the Kaspersky Security Center. Using the command line, they can view reports in HTML or CSV format for specific components.
The application comes with an extensive list of events which the administrator can be notified about by SMS, IM and SMTP, or via the Kaspersky Security Center. The application supports Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
The architecture of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux File Server provides multi-layered protection for file servers in Linux / heterogeneous networks, functioning simultaneously at file system level and on the level of the SMB / CIFS data transfer protocol (Samba server). The main antivirus module – a kernel-level interceptor – protects the server file system in real-time. Protection extends to both local resources and remote resources built into the server file system that can be accessed using a variety of data transfer protocols.
A dashboard in the new Web Management Console displays data on the application’s status in real-time, as well as helping to configure and manage its operation.
The new antivirus engine provides server resource load balancing, optimized antivirus scanning technology and the facility to exclude trusted processes from scanning. These features increase the product’s performance and reduce the amount of system resources required to perform antivirus scans.
Reliable anti-malware protection is ensured as the application restarts automatically if it malfunctions or is forced to terminate.
The application supports current versions of FreeBSD which significantly extends its capabilities as it can be used to provide powerful anti-malware protection to networks with less conventional operating systems.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux File Server comes from a product family based on a uniform set of anti-malware and other core technologies. It protects any files stored on Linux / FreeBSD-based file servers regardless of whether the server is running on a physical machine or a guest virtual machine.
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One of the following web browsers (for management via the Web Management Console):
Version 5.0 or higher, see www.perl.org
Installed packages for program compilation including: gcc, binutils, glibc-devel, make and ID, as well as the operating system kernel source code for compilation of Kaspersky Anti-Virus modules.
For more information on System Requirements, please, visit http://support.kaspersky.com/linux_file80