Introduction

ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint is an integrated solution specifically designed for the Microsoft SharePoint family of products running on Microsoft Windows Server in standalone or farm configuration. It delivers effective and robust protection against various types of malware, viruses and other infiltrations. ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint works by protecting files stored in the SharePoint content database. Both user provided files stored in document libraries, asset libraries, wiki pages, etc. and ASP pages, (JavaScript) scripts, images, etc. that form the SharePoint site itself are protected.

ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint protects your content:

by filtering during file access (On-access filter)

using on-demand database scan (On-demand scan)

The on-access filter is run at SharePoint’s discretion and its behavior differs slightly depending on the generation of SharePoint being used (2010 vs. 2007). In general, on-access filter is run when any file is first accessed and the result of the scan is cached until the version of the virus database has changed or some time elapses.

On-demand scan hierarchically crawls all the files and directories of a web site that are selected by the administrator. Files are accessed using the SharePoint object model (.NET based), which provides a unified view of all content stored on a SharePoint farm and abstracts the actual database server technology used.

Both on-access filter and on-demand scan apply following checks:

Antivirus and antispyware protection

User-defined rules with different types of conditions

Some key features of ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint:

On-access filter - file protection that works by filtering during file access.

On-demand scan - file protection by database scan, initiated by user or scheduled to run at a certain time.

User defined rules – allow administrators to create and manage custom rules for file filtering by defining conditions and actions to take with filtered files.

Storage scan - scans all shared files on a local server. This makes it easy to selectively scan only user data that are stored on the file server.

Automatic Exclusionsautomatic detection and exclusion of critical applications and server files for smooth operation and performance.

ESET Cluster - ESET server products are able to communicate with each other and exchange data such as configuration and notifications, as well as synchronize data necessary for correct operation of a group of product instances. This provides for same configuration of the product across the whole cluster. Windows Failover Clusters and Network Load Balancing (NLB) Clusters are supported by ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint. Additionally, you can add ESET Cluster members manually without the need for a specific Windows Cluster. ESET Clusters work in both domain and workgroup environments.

eShell (ESET Shell) - a command line control interface that offers advanced users and administrators more comprehensive options to manage ESET server products. eShell comes in new and improved version 2.0.

ESET WMI Provider - gives administrators the option to remotely monitor ESET products in their enterprise environment by using any WMI compliant application or tool. There is a vast selection of such tools, for example PowerShell scripts, VB scripts or third-party enterprise monitoring applications such as SCOM, Nagios, etc.

ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint supports most editions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2012 in standalone and clustered environments. You can remotely manage ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint in larger networks with the help of ESET Remote Administrator.