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Configure Virus Outbreak Detection Actions

Virus Outbreak Detection (VOD) identifies and blocks spam messages that contain viruses.

To configure Virus Outbreak Detection actions, from Fireware Web UI:

  1. Select Subscription Services > spamBlocker.
  2. Make sure Virus Outbreak Detection is enabled:
  3. In the spamBlocker configuration, select a proxy policy and click Configure. Select the Virus Outbreak Detection tab.

Screen shot of the Virus Outbreak Detection tab

  1. From the When a virus is detected drop-down list, select the action the Firebox takes if VOD detects a virus in an email message.
  2. From the When a scan error occurs drop-down list, select the action the Firebox takes when VOD cannot scan an email message or attachment.
    Attachments that cannot be scanned include binhex-encoded messages, certain encrypted files, or files that use a type of compression that spamBlocker does not support such as password-protected zip files.
  3. Select the Log this action check boxes to send a log message when a virus is detected or when a scan error occurs.
  4. Select the Alarm check boxes to send an alarm when a virus is detected or when a scan error occurs.

To configure Virus Outbreak Detection actions, from Policy Manager:

  1. Select Subscription Services > spamBlocker > Configure.
  2. Make sure Virus Outbreak Detection is enabled:
  3. In the spamBlocker configuration, select a proxy policy and click Configure. Select the Virus Outbreak Detection tab.

Screen shot of the Virus Outbreak Detection actions

  1. From the When a virus is detected drop-down list, select the action the Firebox takes if VOD detects a virus in an email message.
  2. From the When a scan error occurs drop-down list, select the action the Firebox takes when VOD cannot scan an email message or attachment.
    Attachments that cannot be scanned include binhex-encoded messages, certain encrypted files, or files that use a type of compression that spamBlocker does not support such as password-protected zip files.
  3. Select the Log this action check boxes to send a log message when a virus is detected or when a scan error occurs.
  4. Select the Alarm check boxes to send an alarm when a virus is detected or when a scan error occurs.

The SMTP-proxy supports the Allow, Lock, Remove, Quarantine, Deny, Drop, and Block actions. The POP3-proxy supports only the Allow, Lock, and Remove actions. For more information on these actions, see spamBlocker Actions, Tags, and Categories.

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