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About Anti-malware Filtering

Anti-malware filtering ensures that the users of your network cannot access web objects that are infected by viruses and other malware. The filtering process detects infections and blocks access accordingly.

A default process for anti-malware filtering is implemented on Secure Web Gateway after the initial setup. For an overview of this process, see Anti-malware Filtering Process. For a use case, see Blocking the Download of a Virus-infected File.

The process requires no administration, but you can configure it to meet the requirements of your organization, see Configure Anti-malware Filtering. You can also extend the process or create your own process, see Extending the Anti-malware Filtering Process and Policy Configuration.

Important configuration items used in this process include:

  • Anti-Malware settings — Settings for the Anti-Malware module, also referred to as engine or filter, which handles the use of engines for scanning web objects within the anti-malware filtering process.

               For more information about these settings, see Module settings. This information is currently provided in PDF format. Under Contents on the 
               first page of the PDF file, click Anti-Malware settings to view them. 

              The default instance of the settings for this module are the Gateway Anti-Malware settings.

  • Gateway Anti-Malware rule set — Default rule set for anti-malware filtering

    For more information about this rule set, see Rule sets. This information is currently provided in PDF format. Under Contents on the second page of the PDF file, click Gateway Anti-Malware rule set to view it.

To modify or extend the anti-malware filtering process, or to create your own process, you can work with these items.

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