Wednesday, 02 September 2020 09:15

Nextcloud integrates Kaspersky technology for virus scans

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Open-source file syncing and sharing software company Nextcloud has integrated anti-virus technology from Kaspersky to keep operating systems that are susceptible to infections safe.

Kaspersky's integrated security product, Kaspersky Scan Engine, will automatically scan files when they are uploaded, the company said in a statement.

"The cross-platform nature of Nextcloud, with clients on mobile and desktop operating systems, means users can unknowingly upload and share infected files that might not affect their device, or even intentionally try to spread them through a public Nextcloud instance," Nextcloud said.

"The integrated anti-virus scan will intercept and block the upload on the server side, making sure the file is not distributed to other users."

Nextcloud chief executive Frank Karlitschek said: "Nextcloud strives to provide the most secure online collaboration platform on the market.

"By integrating Kaspersky’s powerful protection capabilities, enterprises can rest assured malicious content cannot easily spread through their document exchange technology."

Alexander Karpitsky, head of Kaspersky Technology Alliances, said: “The integration of Kaspersky anti-malware technology into Nextcloud’s product provides its customers with the certainty that files accessed through or downloaded from their content collaboration platform will be secure.

"It is extremely difficult for businesses to fight millions of Web threats on their own – that’s why technology partners are needed. Together we can make our online world safer."

Nextcloud said business customers could install the Nextcloud anti-virus application from the app store and contact it for support and the required Kaspersky Scan Engine component.


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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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