Information on Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine

Article:TECH80690  |  Created: 2002-01-03  |  Updated: 2007-01-01  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH80690
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You need more information on what Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine (AVSE) is.


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The Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine, formerly marketed as CarrierScan Server, is a carrier-class virus scanning and repair engine. The Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine features all of the key virus-scanning technologies available in the complete line of Symantec antivirus products, making the Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine one of the most effective virus solutions available for detecting and preventing virus attacks.

The Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine provides virus scanning and repair capabilities to any application on an IP network, regardless of platform, using one of three protocols. Any application can pass files to the Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine for scanning, which in turn scans the files for viruses and returns a cleaned file if necessary. The three protocols used by Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine are:
  • Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine native
  • RPC (proprietary implementation of remote procedure call by Symantec)
  • Internet Content Adaptation Protocol (ICAP)

The Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine native protocol includes a client-side application program interface (API) C library for easy integration. The Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine software development kit (SDK) is available for custom integration using version 2.0 of the native protocol or the December 2001 draft standard version 1.0 of ICAP. Symantec also developed connector code for some third-party applications for seamless integration with the Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine.





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2002120317013054


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