AntiVirus for NAS
Posted on 2011-03-07
Client has 3 workstations, 2 win7 home premium, one xp pro in a workgroup. Recently added dlink 343 NAS for file sharing and backup storage. The NAS is configured for RAID 5 and uses Linux to operate. I need to make sure it is protected from malware. The three workstations run Norton 360 ver 5.
Scanning a mapped network drive might help some but since the NAS is part of the workgroup and has shared folders, I want to make sure the entire NAS structure is protected.
Symantec has an AV for NAS but requires a Windows server to run it. Other AV products seem to be able to scan a mapped drive but not the entire NAS.
With more and more consumers getting NAS to be used as home media servers, there must be a better method of protecting the NAS.
I appreciate your advice.