Symantec Protection Engine for Network Attached Storage

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

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Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 21

Learn about the cyber threat landscape and the potential impact it has against you and your organization.

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Scalable, high-performance malware detection and prevention services

Storage devices and platforms are not only targets for attack or data theft, but are also prime locations to store and serve malware to infect as many endpoint devices as possible.  As if this wasn’t a tough enough situation to mitigate given the performance requirements that users expect, organizations also need to prevent their users from storing unwanted files on expensive devices.

Symantec Protection Engine for Network Attached Storage (NAS) brings scalable, high-performance malware detection and prevention services powered by Symantec Insight directly to Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices.

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System Requirements

Supported Network Attached Storage (NAS) Devices

Supported NAS platform vendors include:

  • EMC
  • Hitachi®
  • NetApp
  • IBM

For the latest information about specific platform validation or certification please contact the storage vendor and/or refer to the Support Matrix for Partner Devices page.

Supported Operating Systems

64-bit OS

  • Windows® 2012 R2 (English and Japanese)
  • Windows® 2012 (English and Japanese)
  • Windows® 2008 (English and Japanese)
  • Windows® 2008 R2 (English and Japanese)
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 7.x
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 6.x
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 5.x
  • SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11 and 12
  • CentOS 7.x


Supported Virtualization Systems

  • VMware® vSphere Hypervisor™ v5.5 or later
  • Windows ® 2012 R2 Hyper-V
  • Windows ® 2012 Hyper-V
  • Windows ® 2008 R2 Hyper-V

Minimum Hardware Configuration

  • Intel or AMD Server Grade Single Processor Quad Core systems
  • 8 GB random-access memory (RAM)
  • 40 GB hard disk space available (60 GB of hard disk space if using URL Filtering)
  • 1 NIC with static IP address running TCP/IP
  • 100 Mbps Ethernet link


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