Antivirus Scanning Software

NetApp integrated antivirus scanning software protects data on our storage devices by killing malware at the source.

In partnership with leading vendors, NetApp® storage devices support integrated antivirus functionality to protect your business. Integrated NetApp antivirus scanning software detects and prevents the spread of malicious virus code on storage networks before your data is compromised.

Whether scanning is performed on board within the storage device using clustered Data ONTAP 8.1 or off-box using AV servers, the antivirus functionality is tightly integrated within the NetApp storage device’s Data ONTAP 8.1 operating system.

On-board antivirus scanning gives McAfee® or Sophos® antivirus engines direct access to the data using a fast native storage-controller protocol, resulting in lower overhead than in traditional antivirus solutions. NetApp antivirus scanning software supports both CIFS and NFS file access.

Off-board servers use remote procedure calls and an authenticated CIFS connection. Multiple servers can be configured to support one or more NetApp storage devices for redundancy and performance.

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