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Enable and Set Parameters for Virus Outbreak Detection (VOD)

Virus Outbreak Detection (VOD) identifies email virus outbreaks and provides protection against those viruses. By default, VOD scans inbound email messages up to a default size limit that is optimal for your Firebox model. When you configure the parameters for VOD, you can increase or decrease the file size limit.
For information about the default and maximum scan limits for each Firebox model, see About spamBlocker Scan Limits.

To enable and configure VOD, from Fireware Web UI:

  1. On the spamBlocker Settings page, select the Virus Outbreak Detection tab.

Screen shot of the spamBlocker VOD tab

  1. Select the Enable Virus Outbreak Detection (VOD) check box.
  2. To change the VOD file size limit, in the VOD maximum file size to scan text box, type the new file size in kilobytes.

VOD uses the larger of the maximum file size values set for VOD or spamBlocker. If the global spamBlocker value set for the Maximum file size to scan option in the Settings tab is greater than the VOD maximum file size to scan value, VOD uses the global spamBlocker value.

To enable and configure VOD, from Policy Manager:

  1. In the spamBlocker Settings dialog box, select the General Settings tab.
  2. Select the Enable Virus Outbreak Detection (VOD) check box.
  3. To change the VOD file size limit, in the VOD maximum file size to scan text box, type or select the new file size in kilobytes.

VOD uses the larger of the maximum file size values set for VOD or spamBlocker. If the global spamBlocker value set for the Maximum file size to scan option in the spamBlocker Settings dialog box is greater than the VOD maximum file size to scan value, VOD uses the global spamBlocker value.

For information about spamBlocker global settings, see Configure Global spamBlocker Settings.

In the proxy definitions for spamBlocker, you can set the actions for spamBlocker to take when a virus is found, as described in Configure Virus Outbreak Detection Actions.

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