Internal Antivirus HTTP Webmail Settings Overview

You can configure the internal AV scanner to scan Webmail responses from a Web server to a client. When a client makes an HTTP Webmail request, the security device can intercept the Web Server response, scan the response for viruses, and then forward to the client.

Because networks typically handle a large amount of HTTP traffic, you might want to enable scanning for Webmail only. When enabled, the internal AV scanner scans HTTP traffic for Webmail only (non-Webmail HTTP traffic is not scanned). When disabled, the device scans all HTTP traffic for viruses.

The internal AV scanner examines specific HTTP Webmail patterns only (many popular providers are predefined). To configure Webmail scanning, you must define the URL parameters:

For more information about AV, refer to the Concepts & Examples ScreenOS Reference Guide: Attack Detection and Defense Mechanisms.

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