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Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux File Server

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.


  • Optimized protection for file servers
    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.
  • Kaspersky Web Management Console
    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.
  • High Performance
    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.
  • Reliability
    Reliable anti-malware protection is ensured as the application restarts automatically if it malfunctions or is forced to terminate.
  • Support for FreeBSD
    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.
  • VMware Ready
    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.

Effective Protection from Malware

  • Powerful antivirus engine
    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.
  • Real-time protection and on-demand scanning
    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.
  • Quarantine and backup storage
    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.

High Performance

  • Server load balancing
    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.
  • Continuous server operation
    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.
  • Database updates
    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.

Easy Management

  • Centralized installation and administration
    System Administrators can use the Kaspersky Security Center – a centralized management system – to configure and remotely manage the application on several servers at once.
  • Wide choice of management tools
    Administrators can also choose the most convenient management tool for them from Kaspersky Web Management Console, Kaspersky Security Center or command-line management.
  • Easy installation
    Installing the product only takes a few minutes and requires the installation of just one package.
  • Flexible scan settings
    The application offers a wide range of settings, allowing administrators to:
    • Adjust the level of antivirus protection
    • Assign different settings to different users accessing protected objects on the file server
    • Specify scanning exceptions
    • Assign specific actions for suspicious or infected objects, including by threat type
    • Launch scans according to the most convenient schedule
    This wide range of settings allows optimization of server loads and ensures flexible management of corporate network security.
  • Reporting system
    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.
  • Notifications about security events
    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).

System Requirements for Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux File Server

Minimum hardware requirements:
  • Processor Intel Pentium® II 400 MHz or higher
  • 512 MB RAM
  • At least 1 GB available for swap
  • 2 GB available on the hard drive to install Kaspersky Anti-Virus and store temporary and log files
Software requirements:

32-bit operating systems:

  • Canaima 3
  • Asianux Server 3 SP4
  • Asianux Server 4 SP1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Server
  • Fedora 14
  • CentOS-6.4
  • CentOS-5.5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 and SP1
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP3
  • openSUSE Linux 11.3
  • Mandriva Enterprise Server 5.2
  • Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
  • Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, 10.04.2 LTS
  • Debian GNU/Linux 7.1
  • Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.5
  • FreeBSD 8.3
  • FreeBSD 9.0

64-bit operating systems:

  • Canaima 3
  • Asianux Server 3 SP4
  • Asianux Server 4 SP1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Server
  • Fedora 14
  • CentOS-6.4
  • CentOS-5.5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 and SP1
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP3
  • openSUSE Linux 11.3
  • Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
  • Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, 10.04.2 LTS
  • Debian GNU/Linux 7.1
  • Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.5
  • FreeBSD 7.4
  • FreeBSD 8.2

One of the following web browsers (for management via the Web Management Console):

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
  • Mozilla FireFox 3.5.x
  • Mozilla FireFox 3.6.x
  • Mozilla FireFox 17 ESR
  • Google Chrome

Perl Interpreter:

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.

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