Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Storage

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Storage

In modern heterogeneous networks, a single virus can spread very quickly as it is virtually impossible to isolate a newly detected network infection immediately. Corporate users often place various files into file storages, thus exposing all nodes on the corporate network to risk, from workstations to shared file storage facilities.

Kaspersky Lab has developed Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Storage - a new, dedicated solution to protect EMC Celerra storage systems that is based on a uniform set of world-class anti-malware and other core technologies. The application is fully compatible with all network storage products from the EMC Celerra family and provides an unprecedentedly high level of IT security. All data is scanned on-the-fly as it is being written to storage or while it is being modified, ensuring reliable detection and removal of all types of malware from files and archives stored on EMC Celerra storage products.


  • High performance
    The new antivirus engine, optimized scanning technology and flexible exemption settings ensure maximum performance from the product.
  • Real-time protection
    The product protects file storages in real-time, deleting viruses, worms and other malicious programs.
  • Reliability
    The product will restart automatically if forced to shut down, maintaining malware protection for your infrastructure.
  • User-friendly management
    Managing the product is fast and easy for the system administrator: it can be installed remotely, is efficient and straightforward to use.
  • Regular updates
    The antivirus databases are updated automatically, ensuring continuous protection, minimizing routine work and saving the administrator time.

Key Features

  • Always-on antivirus protection and on-demand scanning
    The product scans every file that is launched or modified, treats or deletes any suspicious objects, and/or quarantines them for further analysis.
  • Proactive protection from malware
    The new antivirus engine incorporates advanced anti-malware protection methods such as an heuristic analyzer capable of identifying malicious programs with a very high degree of accuracy.
  • Backup copying
    Any suspicious objects that are detected are placed into quarantine. If the product performs any actions on an infected object, an unmodified copy is first placed into backup storage.
  • Flexible scan settings
    The file scan settings enable the administrator to: exempt certain processes from scanning; set the depth of antivirus protection; specify which file types must always be scanned and which should be exempted completely, etc. This approach helps optimize the server load and ensures the flexible management of corporate network security.
  • Selection of trusted processes
    The administrator can exempt secure processes such as data backups from scanning if their performance is affected by the scanning process.
  • Support of Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM)
    The product is compatible with disk storage management systems (Hierarchical Storage Management) and provides effective antivirus protection for file systems with complex hierarchies.
  • Support for Windows Server 2008 R2
    The product is certified compatible with the new version of Windows Server 2008 R2, including Server Core and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.

Easy Management

  • Selection of management tools
    The product can be managed either directly or remotely via the Microsoft Management Console, the Kaspersky Administration Kit, or by using the command line. The console provides graphical reports on the protection status of the EMC Celerra equipment.
  • Centralized installation and management
    Kaspersky Administration Kit is a centralized management tool that supports the remote installation and configuration of the product, as well as helping to manage its operation and to receive updates and notifications.
  • Control over administrator privileges
    The product enables various privilege levels to be assigned to each server’s administrator, allowing any IT department-specific or internal security requirements to be met.
  • Notification system
    The product supports administrator notifications via the messaging service or email for an extensive event list. The product is integrated with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and can operate with Microsoft Operations Management (MOM).
  • Flexible reporting system
    The administrator can monitor the product’s operation via graphical reports or by reviewing Microsoft Windows’ or Kaspersky Administration Kit’s event logs. The integrated search tool supports filters, allowing quick searches of large-volume logs to be undertaken.

System Requirements for Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Storage

Hardware Requirements for the Server

General Requirements:
  • x86-compatible systems in a single-processor or multiple-processor configuration
  • x86-64-compatible systems in single-processor or multiple-processor configuration
Disk space:
  • For the installation of all application components: 70 MB
  • For storing objects in quarantine or in backup: 400 MB (recommended)
  • For storing logs: 1 GB (recommended)
Minimum configuration:
  • Processor – Intel Pentium IV; processing speed 2.4 GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Disk drive subsystem – 1 IDE drive
Recommended configuration:
  • Processor – Intel Xeon 51xx or Intel Xeon 53xx; processing speed 1.86 GHz, or faster
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • PERC 5/i based RAID array

Software Requirements for the Protected Server

General Requirements:

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Storage can be installed on a server running either 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 is required if installing and operating Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Storage on a computer. The server must be running one of the following versions of Microsoft Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x86/x64 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x86/x64 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 x86/x64 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 x86/x64 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x86/x64 Standard Edition (incl. Core mode)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x86/x64 Enterprise Edition (incl. Core mode)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x86/x64 Datacenter Edition (incl. Core mode)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition (incl. Core mode)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition (incl. Core mode)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition (incl. Core mode)
  • Microsoft Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Release SP1 or higher

EMC Celerra file storage:

  • EMC DART 6.0.36 or above
  • Celerra Antivirus Agent (CAVA) or above

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