EMC Corporation today announced an integrated anti-virus solution for the Celerra(TM) File Server, EMC's enterprise-level network attached storage (NAS) offering.
Available immediately, the Celerra Anti-Virus Solution leverages EMC's relationships with Computer Associates, McAfee, Symantec and Trend Micro to, according to the company, provide customers with centralized, scalable virus-checking functionality while maintaining enterprise levels of data availability. The solution utilizes external anti-virus engines from each of the four vendors to provide "on-access" anti-virus scanning by checking data and content files for viruses as they are updated.
"With the increase of computer-related viruses - and the escalating costs associated with the damage they cause - virus protection for enterprises using network attached storage is no longer an option; it's a requirement," said Bob Passmore, Research Director, Gartner Group. "Enterprise-level NAS customers can now take advantage of industry leading anti-virus solutions necessary to protect their valuable assets from virus threats."
"As viruses, denial of service attacks and other attempts at electronic security breaches become more common, customers are looking for more robust, comprehensive ways to protect their information assets," said Don Swatik, EMC's Vice President of Alliances and Information Sciences. "This need is compounded by two major trends - the explosion of electronic information and the networking of storage. As these trends continue, customers will increasingly find that effective anti-virus protection requires centralization and scalability - the core features of the Celerra Anti-Virus Solution." Each of the four partners are members of the recently expanded EMC E-Infostructure(TM) Developers Program (EIDP).