In part 1 of this article, you learned how to setup JSCAPE MFT Server so that it could run an Avast Antivirus autoscan on each newly uploaded file. Just like all antivirus programs, Avast! for Linux/Unix Servers can only be truly effective if its virus database is up-to-date.
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We all have our favorite antivirus software, so while some of you may have immediately applied what you learned from our tutorials on automatic virus scanning using Kaspersky Antivirus and ClamAV, others may have struggled to apply those tutorials to the antivirus software being used in their organization. That's why we've decided to add one more similar post for another popular antivirus.
In Part 1 of this article, you learned how to perform a basic automatic Kaspersky scan on a newly uploaded file. In that post, we only specified one argument for the kav4fs-control command, and that was the path of the file to scan.
Configuring JSCAPE MFT Server to auto-update Kaspersky database
In Part 1 of this article, you learned how to automate virus scanning on files uploaded with JSCAPE MFT Server using the Kaspersky Antivirus 8 for Linux File Server. But of course, we know very well that new viruses are created every hour. So, your Kaspersky antivirus database has to be updated if you want it to scan effectively.
Here in Part 2, we’ll teach you how to setup your JSCAPE MFT Server for automated updates. Basically, you’ll be setting up a regular schedule for those virus database updates.
Actually, Kaspersky Antivirus 8 for Linux File Server already comes with its own scheduling feature, which also allows a user to setup a scheduled update. It’s even possible to configure Kaspersky for automatic updates during the Initial Configuration process, which follows right after installation. If you enable automatic updates that way, Kaspersky will run automatic antivirus database updates every 30 minutes.
You can use those methods if you want. We’re just providing you with another option that can be carried out on your JSCAPE MFT Server Manager.
While encryption keeps your file server data safe from prying eyes, it doesn’t provide any protection against viruses or trojans. To prevent existing files in your server from getting infected by malware that may be accompanying a newly uploaded file, you can configure JSCAPE MFT Server to work with antivirus software.
If you are like most organizations, then your FTP server accepts file uploads from both internal users (employees) and external users (customers and business partners). In addition to ensuring that data is transmitted securely via encrypted protocols such as FTPS and/or PGP, you should also take measures to verify that the data received does not contain a virus or trojan.
This video demonstrates how to set up Directory Monitors on JSCAPE MFT Server.
Demonstrates how to setup and manage triggers using JSCAPE MFT Server, a platform independent managed file transfer server that supports FTP, secure FTP (FTP over SSL), SFTP/SSH, HTTP, HTTPS and WebDAV protocols.