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Can SEPM12 scan IBM Unified network shares?

Created: 14 May 2013 • Updated: 14 May 2013 | 2 comments
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Hi all,

We are in process of moving our Network shares over to an IBM Unified storage location. The IBM guy on-site is saying there is a way to scan files on the share using SEPM12 at the block level and scan new files written as they are stored. Any thoughts on how this is accomplished? Is this using SNAC?

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.Brian's picture

You would need use a different product such as Scan Engine to do this.

Unless a SEP client can be installed on that NAS (not sure how this would be possible) you will need another alternative.

You would only be able to do map a drive to that share from within a SEP client and manually kickoff scans. Wouldn't be in real time though, similar to a scheduled scan.

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SebastianZ's picture

Symantec has a specific product designed for scanning NAS drives: Symantec Protection Engine for NAS:

Support Matrix for Symantec AntiVirus for Network Attached Storage (SAV for NAS) 5.2.x

Article:TECH147442  |  Created: 2011-01-05  |  Updated: 2012-10-25  |  Article URL

Then only setting in SEP to allow scan of network drives is per drive-mapping, and enabling the network scan options in autoprotect:

Configuring Network Scan Settings in Symantec Endpoint Protection

Article:TECH95508  |  Created: 2009-01-13  |  Updated: 2013-05-13  |  Article URL

SNAC is not an antivirus software but an application/appliance that protects networks from unauthorized devices - similar functionality to Microsofts NAP.

Symantec™ Network Access Control 12.1.2 Getting Started Guide

Article:DOC6156  |  Created: 2012-10-25  |  Updated: 2012-10-26  |  Article URL