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ICAP antivirus integration is available in FileCloud Server version 18.2

FileCloud provides maximum flexibility by using ICAP to integrate with any ICAP supporting antivirus product currently available in the market. Internet Content Adaption Protocol (ICAP) is a generic protocol that allows web servers to offload specialized tasks to custom-built servers. Examples of such specialized tasks include DLP (data loss prevention) based content scanning, URL filtering and antivirus scanning.

FileCloud's ICAP integration feature:

  • Works on both Linux and Windows servers
  • Triggers virus scanning only for uploaded files, that is - when files are uploaded to a FileCloud server instance
  • Scanning is scheduled "inline" as soon as the file upload is completed
  • Is part of FileCloud server itself
  • Provides flexibility and scalability - the ICAP antivirus server does not have to be deployed on the same server as the one running the FileCloud server instance.

If you have already purchased your own antivirus solution and want to use it, or if you do not want to use ClamAV for various reasons, it is highly recommended to use this feature.

We also recommend that the ICAP Antivirus server administrator must consult the antivirus product documentation to understand the operational and configuration parameters, capabilities and limitations. As virus scanning is a critical feature for maintaining water-tight security and smooth functioning of any workplace, consulting the documentation is important before configuring FileCloud's ICAP integration settings, it would also help in troubleshooting and maintenance.

Integrating ICAP with FileCloud

Clearly, using ICAP to integrate Antivirus capabilities into FileCloud requires customers to firstly setup an ICAP Antivirus themselves, which can then be readily and easily configured in FileCloud's inbuilt ICAP client.

The following instructions to configure FileCloud's inbuilt ICAP Client in a series of simple steps, apply for both windows and linux servers on which FileCloud server may be deployed.

  1. Open a browser and log on to the Admin Portal.
  2. On the left navigation panel, click Settings.
  3. Click on the Third Party Integrations tab on the right.
  4. In the Anti-Virus tab, pick ICAP AV from the Anti-Virus type drop down.
  5. Configure the various parameters for the ICAP Client as described in the table below
SettingDescription
Server Local IP
Leave the default value of 0.0.0.0 as it is. In rare cases, this might have to be changed to the Private (LAN) IP of the FileCloud server
ICAP Remote Hostname

Enter the hostname or IP of the system where the ICAP AV is deployed.

ICAP PortLeave the default value of 1344 as it is. In rare cases, this might need to be changed to whatever port the ICAP AV server is listening on.
Skip Scanning For Files Greater ThanThis is the file limit in bytes that will be scanned. For example, very large files can be excluded from scanning. Default value is 25MB
ICAP Service NameConsult the ICAP AV server product documentation to know this value. It must be set correctly otherwise integration wont work.
Enable Debug for ICAP ClientCheck this to enable logging of detailed operational debug messages in the (error) logs.
Enable Network Debug for ICAP ClientCheck this to enable logging of detailed network communication related debug messages in the (error) logs.


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