Monday, November 7, 2005

H+BEDV delivers professional protection for SAP NetWeaver

5 December 2005 - Starting with NetWeavers’ 6.40 version, AntiVir offers a Virus Scan Interface for the SAP Web Application Server (SAP WEB AS), which is the basis of SAP NetWeaver. This AntiVir Virus Scan Adapter interface (VSA) enables the integration of virus scanners to the SAP system thus increasing the security level of the system.

The three SAP VSI functions the VSA works with make documents and data available exchangeable if necessary. Therefore, they certainly play a very important part in the security infrastructure:

1. „GUI_UPLOAD” (upload of files in the SAP-GUI)
2. „FILE_UPLOAD” (upload of files with WebDynpro for JAVA)
3. „GET_DATA/HTTP_Upload (BSP (=Business Server Page”)-file upload)

The AntiVir VSA for SAP Solutions scans all the data exchanged by calling those functions either through the SAP-GUI or the SAP enterprise portal interfacing between the SAP applications that interface into the SAP system. Access is only possible if there is the certainty that the data is not infected.

Installation and Configuration

The installation and configuration is trivial

The installation is made by an install script for the variants on UNIX platforms and by a separate setup for the Windows platforms.
The configuration of the VSA is in both cases set with the SAP Virus Scan Interface, but can also partially be performed by modifying the .conf or the .ini file.

Fast detection and immediate removal

Malware such as viruses, Trojans, backdoors, worms, exploits, macro and script viruses is unable to hide from the VSA. It is immediately detected and removed even if the malware has reached more complex file formats such as archives, email formats or mailbox formats, programs packed in runtime formats or office formats. Moreover, the AntiVir VSA can eliminate Adware and Spyware and also has the capability to detect dialer programs. It combines different search procedures, including heuristic ones and has an outstanding high detection rate.

Stay up-to-date with the search algorithms and the virus definitions

The guarantee for optimal protection against hazards and attacks is the updating of the search algorithms and the virus definitions. Consequently, the VSA provides an automated update procedure, where the update intervals can be freely determined as required by the help of a scheduler. Also, the update will also work through a proxy server. Even faster and cheaper distribution can be achieved by making the updates available through shared directories and via a companies Intranet.

Archives examination

The VSA also detects and removes malware that is hidden in archives, with special emphasis on supporting the SAP-proprietary archive formats “SAR” and “CAR”.. The archive detection can be activated or deactivated depending on the security needs. Therefore, the VSA delivers the option „Smart Archive Detection”. This function detects archives by their content and not only by its file extension which means a clear increase of the security level. In order to accelerate the examination procedure you can determine the maximum nesting depth the archives are examined at.

Clear reporting and logging

The fact that the VSA is integrated in the reporting and logging system of the SAP Virus Scan interface grants the user access to all the necessary information about the virus detection, the alert messages and many others and even with a standardized interface of the VSI.

About H+BEDV Datentechnik

H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH is specialized in developing cross-system business security solutions since 1988. Its clients include leading national and international enterprises, both for-profit and non-profit, as well as various educational institutions and public entities.

In addition to its extensive product portfolio for Microsoft Windows systems, the company is a growing technological leader in the growth market for Linux operating systems. H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH already offers high-performance solutions for file servers, Web servers, mail servers and workstations.

The AntiVir scanner was again awarded the Virus Bulletin 100% Award in 2005 and has a current certification by the German quality assurance authority TÜV.

In addition to its own distribution channels, H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH has a comprehensive network of resellers in Europe and throughout the world. The company also works closely with the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

Company Contact:
Adela Kohl/Gernot Hacker
H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH
Lindauer Str. 21
D-88069 Tettnang
Telephone: +49 (0) 7542-500 0
Fax: +49 (0) 7542-525 10

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