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Calling antivirus scan via API

Created: 22 Feb 2012 • Updated: 23 Feb 2012 | 1 comment
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I work for a banking institution that's developing a new Service Oriented Architecture and we are evaluating the opportunity of adopting an antivirus product in order to scan incoming files.
We are investigating the possibility of calling a scan engine (to be defined) through a Web Service interface.

What Symantec products are callable by API in order to start a virus scan?
Does Symantec Scan Engine export Web Service interfaces, or does it export other types of interfaces such as CLI or API?

Thanks for the support,

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BenDC's picture

Symantec Scan Engine does have an SDK that can be used to interface with it to scan files as well as a command line scanner tool for testing.

I have attached the software developers guide and the implementation guide for you.

Software_developers_guide.pdf 992.4 KB
Implementation_Guide5211.pdf 2.45 MB