Proxy Server Security | Internet Traffic Antivirus | Kaspersky Lab US

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Proxy Server protects all HTTP and FTP Internet traffic that passes though the proxy server.

The application provides security for users when working online and deletes malicious programs and worms that spread via instant messaging programs.

Protection from viruses, Trojans and spyware
  • Real-time scanning of Internet traffic.
    The program detects and deletes all types of viruses, worms, Trojans and other malicious programs in traffic that passes through most types of proxy servers.
  • Choice of filtration parameters.
    The program includes a wide choice of filtration parameters (IP and URL addresses, MIME types and file size), which can be used to create individual scanning rules for different user groups.
  • Scanning of archived files.
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus provides the highest quality detection and treatment of viruses in any type of file or attachment. The program supports more than 70 formats for archives (over 420 versions) and more than 260 types of compressed file formats (over 1,330 versions).
  • Detection of potentially harmful programs.
    Using the extended protection option, the application can detect and delete not only known malicious programs, but also potentially harmful programs (such as spyware).
Flexible administration
  • Remote administration
    The application can be administered remotely via the web interface or via a single configuration file.
  • Group security policies The administrator can set individual traffic filtration rules for each user group, which defines permission rules in line with the corporate security policy and employee requirements.
  • User notifications.
    The program automatically blocks any infected objects and sends the user a notification in the form of an HTML page. The system administrator can configure the content, format and language of notifications.
  • Reports and statistics.
    The application can compile statistical reports to help administrators track virus activity and monitor the application’s performance.
  • Configurable update modes
    Updates to antivirus databases and program modules are available on demand, automatically or on schedule. They can be downloaded directly from Kaspersky Lab servers via the Internet or from a local corporate server.
  • High reliability
    Protection from memory leaks, hardware conflicts, input/output errors and critical system conflicts ensures fast and stable application performance.
Hardware Requirements
    Minimum configuration (10 or more users, about 20 requests per minute with 15 KB average request size)
  • Intel Pentium class processor
  • At least 64 MB RAM
  • At least 200 MB available HDD space for temporary file storage and at least 50 MB available HDD space for installation
    Recommended configuration- 50 or more users, traffic 256 MB per day, average load 20 requests per minute, maximum load 900 requests per minute, RAM used by the application at peak loads: 64 MB:
  • Pentium II 300 processor
  • At least 128 MB RAM
  • At least 512 MB available HDD space for temporary file storage and at least 50 MB available HDD space for installation
    250 or more users, traffic 1 GB per day, average load 150 requests per minute, maximum load 1300 requests per minute, RAM used by the application at peak loads: 128 MB:
  • Pentium IV processor
  • At least 256 MB RAM
  • At least 1 GB available HDD space for temporary file storage and at least 50 MB available HDD space for installation

Software Requirements

One of the following operating systems:

    32-bit platforms:
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server 4 Update4
  • Fedora Core 6
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (only for Workstation)
  • openSUSE Linux 10.2
  • Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 updated (r4)
  • Mandriva 2007
  • FreeBSD 5.5, 6.2
    64-bit platforms:
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 4
  • Fedora Core 6
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • openSUSE Linux 10.2
  • FreeBSD 6.2

One of the following proxy servers:

  • Squid (with support for ICAP protocol)
  • Blue Coat SG Appliance
  • NetApp/Blue Coat NetCache
  • Cisco ACNS Content Engine

The which utility

The Webmin package (optional) – for remote administration of the application

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  • Award-winning anti-malware – plus endpoint controls
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  • Patch management – including automatic vulnerability scan
  • Efficiency-boosting systems management tools
  • Email security – to defend against spam and malware
  • Internet gateway security – for safer web access

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