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Does antivirus software work with EFT Server?

Karla Marsh
EFT Express (SMB) & Enterprise

THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO:

  • EFT (All Versions)
QUESTION

Does antivirus software work with EFT?

ANSWER

EFT writes files to disk in plaintext by default, which any antivirus agent should be able to examine. EFT has the option to create folders with Microsoft Encrypting File System enabled. These should also be open to antivirus agents to examine. If a file is sent to EFT and the file is already encrypted, the antivirus client will likely be unable to detect a virus in the encrypted file.

Executables:

Running these with a service account with the proper permissions is recommended.
EFT Server/EFT Server Enterprise specific:

  • Cftpstes.exe - EFT Server Service
  • Cftpsai.exe - EFT Administration Console
  • Amtb.exe - AWE Task Builder
  • Awe.exe - AWE Engine

DMZ Gateway Server specific:

  • DMZGatewayAdmin.exe - DMZ Gateway console
  • DMZGatewayServerService.exe - DMZ Server Service

DMZ runs off of java so you will need to make sure that java is allowed to run on the box. The default path that it calls from is here: 
"C:\Program Files\GlobalSCAPE\DMZ Gateway\bin\DMZGatewayServerService.exe" -s "C:\Program Files\GlobalSCAPE\DMZ Gateway\conf\DMZGatewayServerService.conf"

If you have the latest version of DMZ Gateway Server (3.5.0 build 16), it uses jre1.8.0_162(Java).

Folder paths:

Full control Permissions is recommended for the service account.
EFT Server/EFT Server Enterprise specific:

  • <Installation path> - Default location (C:\Program Files (x86)\Globalscape\EFT Server Enterprise)
  • <Local config path> - Default location (C:\ProgramData\Globalscape\EFT Server Enterprise)

High Availability specific:

  • <Shared config path> - Determined by the installation
  • <Site root paths> - Default location (C:\InetPub\EFTRoot)

DMZ Gateway Server specific:

  • <DMZ installation directory> - Default location (C:\Program Files\GlobalSCAPE\DMZ Gateway)
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