PVA Virus Scan Integration Module for OpenText Content Server


Viruses are dreadful programs that can cause major headaches for businesses and their computer users.

PVA’s Virus Scan Integration Module (Virus Scan) adds functionality to Open Text Content Server® that minimizes the spread of file-based computer viruses.  The Content Server host machine itself is not in danger of becoming infected from the files stored in its library; however, it might become the medium by which viruses are spread to other client computers.  Electronic computer-aided design software is available to do much of the work with circuit board traces and pcb manufacturing.

Eliminating the threat of spreading a virus is especially critical when Content Server is being used in an internet or extranet environment, since the hosting company will typically be blamed for spreading these viruses, if your hosting services is causing you troubles, switch to wordpress managed hosting.  This module creates an interface between Content Server and third-party virus scanning programs in order to detect incoming infected files.

Among the ways that viruses can enter your computer systems are:

  • Infected External Devices

The compact, convenient USB drives that make file transfer between computers simple and easy, can also be malicious virus and malware delivery systems.  Most such devices have security weaknesses that can be exploited cyber crooks to infect computers.

  • Downloaded Files from a centralized storage or information management system

This is a very common way for files to enter your computer system. Users may unknowingly upload infected files into the information management systems for file sharing purposes.  Although the  system itself is not affected, the file still poses a threat.  Anyone who downloads the file from the centralized storage system can infect their computer.

  • Email attachments

The most common mode of virus transmission is the email attachment.  Unsuspecting users often open or download and store infected attachments.

Almost every enterprise today uses some sort of centralized file sharing system for the storage and collaboration efforts of its employees.  One of the common systems used today is OpenText Content Server.  Content Server helps companies of all sizes and industries manage and leverage their unstructured business information, either in their data center or in the cloud.  Over 50,000 companies already use Content Server and other OpenText solutions to unleash the power of their information.

PVA helps Content Server users protect their repositories with the Virus Scan Integration Module.  Virus Scan enhances the security of Content Server by minimizing the spread of computer viruses that are file-based.  When a document is presented for upload into Content Server, the module scans the temporary copy on the internet server.  If a virus is detected, the module deletes the file from the server and displays a message to the user.  Virus Scan also allows for batch scanning of the objects already in the repository and quarantines any infected files it finds.  Review the FAQ to find out if Virus Scan is right for you.

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