Gateway AntiVirus is a fully integrated, signature-based security subscription for WatchGuard XTM appliances that blocks spyware, viruses, trojans, and blended threats in real time. It scans all major protocols at the gateway to stop threats before they can gain access to your trusted resources and execute their dangerous payloads. Suspect email caught by the Gateway AV engine can be flagged to go into quarantine, and all actions are logged and available for easy reporting. With its optimized signature set, heuristic analysis, and broad file-handling capabilities, Gateway AntiVirus adds up to exceptionally effective, wide-ranging AV protection for your business network.
Gateway AV incorporates a highly rated scanning engine from industry-leader AVG technologies. Virus Bulletin, an independent test organization ranks the AVG engine highly in both proactive and reactive virus detection tests. Reactive detection indicates response to known viruses, whereas proactive detection shows detection rates for new viruses in the first week of testing. The engine's efficiency in detecting infected files is guaranteed by using a combination of different detection levels.
Heuristic analysis (behavior analysis)
The last method for detecting viruses is heuristic analysis, which is used to detect viruses and dangerous code that signatures can't catch. The engine also uses advanced file handling techniques to make sure that viruses don't slip by. Compressed and encoded files are decompressed for inspection, with wide compression support.
Buffers for optimized performance
Scanning files at the gateway using all known signature and heuristic techniques could introduce unacceptable latency and delays into the network. Some "inline" solutions scan every part of the file as it passes through the firewall, claiming no limits on file size or number of concurrent connections. But to keep the scanning lightweight they use very small signature sets and only use pattern matching - no heuristic techniques. Such inline solutions often cannot perform file-handling operations, such as decomposing archives and OLE objects that require traversal over a file stream.
Options when a virus is discovered
Gateway AntiVirus provides several options for actions to take when a virus is detected. Suspect email, for example, can be flagged to go into quarantine, where administrators can restrict access or allow users to review quarantined files through automatic email alerts.
Virus outbreak detection
The WatchGuard anti-spam solution also provides another layer of protection against viruses using CommTouch Recurrent Pattern Detection (RPD) technology. Subscribers to the spamBlocker service get the added benefit that email outbreaks around the world are monitored to detect outbreaks of mass distributed viruses.
Cost-effective solutionsProduct Highlights
WatchGuard Gateway AntiVirus is an easy to manage cost-effective solution that provides another layer of security to complement existing server and desktop antivirus solutions. A single subscription to Gateway AntiVirus provides network-wide protection for all users configured behind your WatchGuard XTM firewall.
- Scans all major protocols, including HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, TCP, UDP, SMTP, and POP3 to block all types of malware
- Dynamic heuristic analysis uses code emulation to identify viruses and dangerous code that signatures can't catch
- Buffered scanning process ensures optimum performance
- Suspect email can be flagged to go into quarantine
- Includes virus outbreak detection