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Symantec Protection Engine for Network Attached Storage

Protect mission critical storage with fast, scalable, and on-demand threat detection and content control.

Scalable, high-performance threat detection services that protect valuable data stored on network attached storage (NAS) devices. Protection Engine for Network Attached Storage provides increased scanning performance and improved detection capabilities for protection against multi-blended threats.
Protection Engine includes Symantec's industry-leading malware protection, including Symantec Insight™ technology, for fast, scalable, and reliable content scanning services. These services help organizations protect their data and storage systems against the ever-growing malware threat landscape. Malware definitions and engines are updated automatically with no interruption in malware scanning using Symantec LiveUpdate. Definitions can also be distributed centrally to multiple deployments utilizing the included Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator application.

New Features

  • The next generation malware detection engine enables Protection Engine to detect unknown, recent, and new threats through dynamic categorization and advanced heuristics.
  • Powered by Symantec Insight™ technology, providing proactive protection against new, targeted, or mutating threats.
  • Off-board AV scanning for NetApp C-mode architecture (compatible with NetApp ONTAP v8.2.1 and later)
  • AV Microdefs allow for smaller malware updates

Key Benefits

  • Protect applications and storage from hosting and distributing malware.
  • Provides high-performance scanning of files for viruses, malware, spyware, worms, and Trojan horses.
  • Easily integrates with third-party NAS devices via ICAP.
  • Delivers statistical and detailed activity reports that can be viewed in HTML or exported to CSV format.
  • Delivers consumption reporting to illustrate how resources are being utilized.
  • Improved alerts allow event triggers to be sent via email or SNMP alerts when a predetermined number of events occur.
  • Central quarantine allows administrators to safely move potential threats to a safe area on a centralized server.
  • Improved logging captures and displays more event details.

Advantages of Protection Engine for Network Attached Storage

  • Leverages the next generation of Symantec threat detection technology
  • Scalable solution with the ability to run multiple Protection Engine for Network Attached Storage servers in parallel and utilize most popular load-balancing solutions
  • Support for multiple operating systems and mix mode deployment
  • Backed up by the Symantec Security Response organization

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