The Web Protection > FTP > Antivirus tab contains all measures that can be taken against FTP traffic that carries harmful and dangerous content such as viruses, worms, or other malware.
Use antivirus scanning: When selecting this option, FTP traffic will be scanned. Sophos UTM on AWS features several antivirus engines for best security.
- Single scan: Default setting; provides maximum performance using the engine defined on the System Settings > Scan Settings tab.
- Dual scan: Provides maximum recognition rate by scanning the respective traffic twice using different virus scanners. Note that dual scan is not available with BasicGuard subscription.
Click Apply to save your settings.
Note – Files within archives (e.g. zip files) will not be scanned for blocked file types or blocked extensions. To protect your network from these within archived files, consider blocking archive file types such as zip, rar, etc. MIME types within archives will be blocked if MIME Blocking Inspects HTTP Body is enabled in Web Protection > Filtering Options > Misc.
This feature filters FTP transfers that transmit certain types of files based on their extensions (e.g., executable binaries) from web traffic that have a file extension listed in the Blocked File Extensions box. You can add additional file extensions or delete file extensions that are not to be blocked. To add a file extension, click the Plus icon in the Blocked File Extensions box and enter the file extension you want to block, for example exe (without the delimiting dot). Click Apply to save your settings.