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Created: 19 Mar 2013 • Updated: 19 Mar 2013 | 4 comments

I am in the process of testing a number of antivirus products.  I would like to know which search engine the Symantec/Norton products use?

 

if this needs to be in a different place, please let me know.

 

thanks

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.Brian's picture

VirusTotal

https://www.virustotal.com

VirSCAN

http://www.virscan.org/

Symantec also owns ThreatExpert, which will analyse suspect files

http://www.threatexpert.com/

Please click the "Mark as solution" link at bottom left on the post that best answers your question. This will benefit admins looking for a solution to the same problem.

Jerry Lowry's picture

thanks Brian81,

Not to belabor the point but,  did Symantec build their own engine or did they purchase it from someone else?

The reason for this question is that in looking at many of the different virus protection software products on the market I have found that they either use Kaspersky's engine or BitDefender's engine.

 

Any more help will be great.  Thanks

 

jerry

Rafeeq's picture

Scanning with diff enginees in the cloud? like Forefront online protection for exchange?

 

The function and role of Symantec Scan Engine

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH83878
this is from symantec.
Jerry Lowry's picture

thanks

I read through the getting started guide.  Good info.

Can anyone tell me if and when the engine and/or Symantec Enterprise will support RedHat Enterprise 6.0?

 

thanks