Scan Using Symantec Antivirus Assertion

The Scan Using Symantec Antivirus Assertion allows the gateway to direct all messages (and attachments) to the Symantec AntiVirus Engine, where they can be examined for malicious code that could compromise the web service or other back end systems.
This assertion is deprecated. It is replaced with the Scan Using ICAP-Enabled Antivirus assertion and we support Symantec AntiVirus with the Scan Using ICAP-Enabled Antivirus assertion.
The
Scan Using Symantec Antivirus Assertion
allows the
Layer7 API Gateway
to direct all messages (and attachments) to the Symantec AntiVirus Engine, where they can be examined for malicious code that could compromise the web service or other back end systems.
If the antivirus engine determines that the message is clean, the assertion passes and the Gateway continues to process the policy. If the antivirus engine detects a potential threat, then the assertion fails.
For instructions on how to install this assertion, see Install the Symantec Virus Scanning Assertion. Once installed, this assertion is available from both the Threat Protection and Custom Assertions palettes.
Note that when running this assertion in the browser client, a triangular warning icon (Exclamation_in_triangle.png) may appear next to the dialog box when the assertion properties is displayed. You may ignore this icon.
Consider using the Scan Using ICAP-Enabled Antivirus Assertion for greater flexibility in checking messages for viruses.
Using the Assertion
  1. To add the assertion to the policy development window, drag and drop the assertion from the palette.
  2. Position the assertion before the routing assertion to scan the request message; after the routing assertion to scan the response message.